Athletic Department

University of Kentucky NCAA Rules Compliance

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UK Compliance Mission Statement

The mission of the Compliance Office is to insure that the University of Kentucky Athletics Department complies with the letter and intent of University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Honesty, integrity and accuracy of interpretations are our highest priorities. The Director of Athletics is the individual designated by the CEO to have direct accountability for rules compliance. The staff of the UKAA Compliance Office will assist the Athletics Director by conducting the day-to-day operations to insure such compliance. In an effort to fulfill this mission, the Compliance Office staff will monitor the recruitment, admission, eligibility and financial aid of all student-athletes. The staff will also conduct an extensive rules education program for coaches, staff, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes and boosters. Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University of Kentucky, SEC and NCAA will be internally monitored through frequent operational checks with all sport and administrative areas. The Athletics Department will also be externally audited every four years by the Compliance Staff of the Southeastern Conference or an outside group contracted by the Southeastern Conference. The Compliance Staff will attend regional and national seminars to continually improve the effectiveness of this department. When a violation does occur, the institution will self-detect, self-investigate and self-report in a timely and thorough manner.