The University of Iowa

Athletic Student Services


Commitment to Rules:
University of Iowa is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of the NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.

Institutional Control
The commitment and obligation to operate the intercollegiate athletics program in adherence to the principle of institutional control is both the responsibility of the institution and the individual. The University's commitment is to maintain control of its athletics programs through responsible adminsistrators, faculty, and institutional bodies; to educate coaches, staff, student athletes and other individuals involved with the athletics program in their institutional responsibiliteis under the rules; to develop operating systems within the athletics department and the University that provide guidance in how to work within the rules; and to discover and report any violations of the rules that occur. Each individual involved in intercollegiate athletics is obligated to maintain competency with respect to knowledge of the rules; to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation; and to report any violation of NCAA, conference and/or institutional rules of which he or she is aware.

Self Reporting Policy
It is the University's policy that no violation is so minor that it need not be reported. In responding to rule violations, the University will look at such factors as whether the violation is intentional, whether any advantage is gained (eg: recruiting, competitive edge, or if a student athlete was involved), whether a student athlete's eligibility is affected and whether violations are in recruiting exclusively. The University's goals in responding will be to encourage communication, to seek consistency and accountability, and above all, to send a strong message that the university is unequivocally committed to rules compliance.