NCAA Attestation of Compliance

As an employee and/or an institutional staff member of the University of Georgia Athletics Association (UGAAA), I understand that:

  1. I am required to adhere to all NCAA, Southeastern Conference, UGA, and UGAAA rules, policies and procedures, including, without limitation, NCAA Constitution 2.1 (Principle of Institutional Control and Responsibility) and NCAA Constitution 2.8 (Principle of Rules Compliance). 
  2. I am required to report all perceived or potential violations of NCAA, Southeastern Conference, UGA, and UGAAA rules, policies and procedures to the appropriate individuals (e.g., the UGAAA Compliance Office), and may do so without fear of reprisal.
  3. I am required to attend all compliance rules education meetings, unless my absence is approved by the Director of Athletics (applicable to Coaches and Sports Staff).
  4. I am required to adhere to all UGAAA compliance office procedural instructions including, but not limited to (applicable to Coaches and Sport Staff):
    1. Staff members must submit required compliance forms and information by the identified due date.
    2. Staff members may only use institutionally issued phones (or phones approved in writing by compliance) for business calls and text messages (e.g., recruiting calls and text messages).
    3. Staff members must appropriately log all contacts and evaluations in the designated recruiting software.
  5. I am required to cooperate fully in any NCAA infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. (Note: Requests and interviews by members of the UGAAA compliance office and outside counsel require the same standard of cooperation as NCAA Enforcement Staff.)
  6. Withholding information from the NCAA or the UGAAA compliance office or senior staff members, relevant to a violation of NCAA or Southeastern Conference regulations, is a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
  7. Refusal to furnish information relevant to an investigation of a possible violation of a NCAA regulation when requested to do so by the NCAA or the UGAAA Compliance Office or senior staff members is a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
  8. Knowing involvement in arranging for fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or enrolled student-athlete is a a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
  9. Knowing involvement in offering or providing a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete an improper inducement or extra benefit or improper financial aid is a a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
  10. Knowingly furnishing the NCAA or the UGAAA compliance office or senior staff members false or misleading information concerning my involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of a NCAA regulation is a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
  11. Receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or representative of an agent or advisor (e.g., runner) is a a violation of NCAA unethical conduct rules as well as Southeastern Conference, UGA, and/or UGAAA rules.
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