Please keep in mind that adherence to NCAA rules and regulations is of utmost importance to Old Dominion University. As a faculty and/or staff member at Old Dominion, you play an important role in maintaining all appropriate rules and regulations.
There are times when you will have interaction with ODU student-athletes (whether in your class or in/around the local community). If you ever have a question or concern regarding a student-athlete please contact the Jacobson Athletic Academic Center, and a member of the athletic academic support staff can assist you.
Please understand that student-athletes are to be treated in the same manner as any other student at Old Dominion University. Student-athletes are not allowed to receive any 'extra benefit'. The term "extra benefit" refers to any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institutionís athletics interests to provide the student-athlete or his or her relatives or friends with a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Some examples of extra benefits:
(a) A loan of money;
(b) A guarantee of bond;
(c) An automobile or the use of an automobile;
(d) Transportation (e.g., a ride home or ride to/from class) or
(e) Signing or cosigning a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan.
Old Dominion University is responsible for maintaining Institutional Control: It is the responsibility of each member institution to control its intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA. The institution's chief executive officer is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the athletics program, including approval of the budget and audit of all expenditures (NCAA Bylaw
Old Dominion University adheres to the Principle of Institutional Responsibility: The institution's responsibility for the conduct of its intercollegiate athletics program includes responsibility for the actions of its staff members and for the actions of any other individual or organization engaged in activities promoting the athletics interests of the institution.
For any question about NCAA rules and regulations please contact the Athletic Compliance Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).