The University of Washington Athletic Department's sustainability program was launchedThe University of Washington and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the principle of institutional control in the operation of its athletics program. It is the mission and goal of the UW athletics compliance office to protect the University by ensuring that the athletics program operates in a manner that is consistent with the letter and spirit of NCAA, Pac-12 Conference and University rules, regulations and policies.
Athletics compliance is the responsibility of everyone associated with UW's athletics program, including coaches, student-athletes, athletics department personnel, faculty, staff, alumni, boosters and other supporters of UW. The compliance office is charged with leading and coordinating UW's compliance efforts and shall act as a resource for internal and external constituencies regarding NCAA and Pac-12 Conference compliance issues.
The primary functions of the compliance office are:
- To educate coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters regarding NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules and the compliance expectations of the University.
- To serve coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters by providing accurate and timely interpretations of the rules and assisting them in their compliance efforts.
- To monitor the activities of the athletics department and the University in a variety of critical areas (e.g., recruiting, eligibility certification, financial aid, amateurism, benefits, playing and practice season limitations) and verify compliance with all applicable rules.
- To investigate and report violations of NCAA and Pac-12 Conference rules.
The compliance office seeks to carry out these essential functions in a manner that promotes a positive compliance atmosphere and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to highest standards of ethical behavior.
The compliance staff invites and encourages anyone with a compliance-related question or concern to contact the compliance staff (206-543-0981). The compliance office is located in the Conibear Shellhouse, and the compliance staff consists of:
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
Assistant Director of Compliance, Initial Eligibility
Assistant Director of Compliance