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NAAC Releases Eligibility Reasonable Standard

Oct. 16, 2017

CLEVELAND – The National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) has released NCAA Division I industry compliance standards related to Eligibility. The “Reasonable Standards” are intended to ensure that institutions are engaging in appropriate education, monitoring, and documentation with regard to any student-athlete outside of competition throughout the academic year and vacation periods.

CLICK HERE to view the Eligibility reasonable standard,

In composing its “Reasonable Standards”, NAAC seeks input from a variety of NCAA Division I athletics professionals including campus and conference compliance administrators, athletics directors, and conference commissioners, as well as NCAA staff members, including the NCAA Enforcement Staff. The result of the Committee’s work is a model that assists institutions in understanding the expected industry standard for monitoring, education and documentation.

“We are pleased to release the Eligibility standard, continuing with NAAC’s goal of helping our membership seek to manage appropriate levels of monitoring, education, and documentation with NCAA rules issues on their respective campuses,” said NAAC Reasonable Standards Committee Chair Trace Wilgus, assistant athletics director of risk management & compliance services at the University of Texas. “We again want to thank NAAC members, various NCAA staff, and all other administrators who assisted our Reasonable Standards Committee during the standard development and feedback process. This standard was challenging for our committee for a number of reasons, but we are proud of the finished product and believe it is an excellent resource for our membership.”

To view all published NAAC Reasonable Standards, CLICK HERE.

About NAAC: NAAC is in its 20th year and serves as the professional and educational association of senior compliance administrators. For more information on NAAC, please visit www.naaccompliance.com. NAAC is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.