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Information for Current Student-Athletes

Sportsmanship
Eligibility
Amateurism
Extra Benefits
Employment
Drug Testing
Financial Aid
Special Assistance Fund Official Visits
Gambling
Hazing Policy
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
CHAMPS/Life Skills


Sportsmanship

NCAA Sportsmanship
You must act with honesty and sportsmanship at all times so that you represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with wholesome competitive sports. [NCAA Bylaw 10.01.1]

MAAC Sportsmanship Statement
Based on the MAAC's mission statement and constitution, one of the purposes of the conference is to ensure that high standards of scholarship and sportsmanship are adhered to by member institutions. To accomplish this goal, opponents must respect each other, and appreciate honest efforts that are made fairly in pursuit of victory. The conference shall require adherence to its adopted standards and to those standards set forth in the respective playing rules.

While victory shall be the expected goal of every competitor, defeat is not a disgrace; the prospect of defeat is never an excuse for unethical behavior or a lack of sportsmanship.

Adherence to these principles will maximize the benefits and enjoyment of intercollegiate competition for all participants, coaches and spectators.

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Eligibility

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Eligibility for Competition:
To be eligible to compete, you must:

• Have been admitted as a regularly enrolled, degree seeking student according to the published entrance requirements of your institution;

• Be in good academic standing according to the standards of your institution; and

• Be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time baccalaureate degree program (not less than 12 semester or quarter hours) and maintain satisfactory progress toward that degree, be en-rolled in a full-time graduate or professional degree program (not less than eight semester or quarter hours) or be enrolled and seeking a second baccalaureate degree at your institution. [NCAA Bylaws 14.01.2, 14.1.7.1, 14.1.8.2 and 14.1.8.2.1.4]

If you are enrolled in less than a full-time program, you are eligible to compete only if you are enrolled in the last term of your degree program and are carrying credits necessary to finish your degree. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.3]

You are eligible to compete during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided you have been accepted by your institution for enrollment in a regular, full- time program of studies at the time of your initial participation, you are no longer enrolled in your previous educational institution and you are eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.1]

You are eligible to compete between terms if you are continuing enrollment, provided you have been registered for the required minimum full-time load at the conclusion of the term immediately preceding the date of competition, or if you are either continuing enrollment or beginning enrollment, provided you have been accepted for enrollment as a regular full-time student for the regular term immediately following the date of competition. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.2.1.2]

Eligibility for Practice:
You are eligible to practice if you are enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the regulations of the certifying institution. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.1]

You are eligible to practice during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided you have been accepted by your institution for enrollment in a regular, full--time program of studies at the time of your initial participation, you no longer are enrolled in your previous educational institution and you are eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.1.1]

You also are eligible to practice if you are enrolled in the final semester or quarter of a bacca-laureate program while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies and your institution certifies that you are carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements, as determined by the faculty of the institution. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8.1.3]



CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY

(For those student-athletes first entering a collegiate institution as a full-time student on or after August 1, 2003):

If you are entering an institution for the first time on or after August 1, 2003, your eligibility for competition shall be based on:

• Having successfully completed 24-semester or 36-quarter hours of academic credit prior to the start of the institution's third semester or fourth quarter following the student-athlete's initial full-time enrollment;

• Having successfully completed 18-semester or 27-quarter hours of academic credit since the beginning of the previous fall term or since the beginning of the certifying institution's preceding regular two semesters or three quarters (hours earned during the summer may not be used to fulfill this requirement); and

• Six-semester or quarter hours of academic credit the preceding regular academic term (e.g., fall semester, winter quarter) in which the student-athlete has been enrolled at any collegiate institution.

• You must choose a major that leads to a specific baccalaureate degree by the beginning of your third year of enrollment. (This includes transfer students who have not yet completed an academic year in residence or used one season of eligibility in a sport at their current institution.) [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.1.5]

• If you are entering your second year of collegiate enrollment, you must present a cumulative grade-point average that equals at least 90 percent of the institutions overall cumulative grade-point average required for graduation (based on a 4.000 scale). [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.3.1]

• If you are entering your third year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 40 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative minimum grade-point average (based on a 4.000 scale) that equals at least 95 percent of the institution's overall cumulative grade-point average required for graduation. For this purpose, a student-athlete's grade-point average will be certified on a term-by-term basis. [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.3.1]

• If you are entering your fourth year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 60 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative grade-point average (based on a 4.000 scale) that equals at least 100 percent of the institution's overall cumulative grade-point average required for graduation. For this purpose, a student-athlete's grade-point average will be certified on a term-by-term basis. [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.3.1]

• If you are entering your fifth year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 80 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative grade-point average (based on a 4.000 scale) that equals at least 100 percent of the institution's overall cumulative grade-point average required for graduation. For this purpose, a student-athlete's grade-point average will be certified on a term-by-term basis. [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.3.1]

(For those student-athletes first entering an institution before August 1, 2003):

• If you have transferred to your current institution midyear, or you have completed one academic year in residence at your current institution or used one season of eligibility in a sport at your current institution, your eligibility shall be determined by your academic re-cord in existence at the beginning of the fall term or at the beginning of any other regular term of that academic year, and you must satisfy the following requirements for academic progress to be eligible to compete:

• You satisfactorily must have completed at least an average of 12 semester or quarter hours of academic credit during each of the terms in each of the academic years in which you have been enrolled, or you satisfactorily must have completed 24-semester hours or 36-quarter hours of academic credit since the beginning of the previous fall term or since the beginning of your school's preceding regular two semesters or three quarters. [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.1]

• Six-semester or quarter hours of academic credit the preceding regular academic term (e.g., fall semester, winter quarter) in which the student-athlete has been enrolled at any collegiate institution.

• You must earn at least 75 percent of the semester or quarter hours required for satisfactory progress during the regular academic year. You may not earn more than 25 percent of the semester or quarter hours required for satisfactory progress during the summer or through correspondence courses taken during the 1993-94 academic year and thereafter. [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.1.4]

• You must choose a major that leads to a specific baccalaureate degree by the beginning of your third year of enrollment. (This includes transfer students who have not yet completed an academic year in residence or used one season of eligibility in a sport at their current institution.) [NCAA Bylaw 14.4.3.1.5]

• If you are entering your third year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 25 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative minimum grade-point average (based on a maximum of 4.000) that equals at least 90 percent of the cumulative minimum grade-point average required for graduation. [NCAA Bylaws 14.4.3.2 and 14.4.3.3.1]

• If you are entering your fourth year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 50 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative minimum grade-point average (based on a maximum of 4.000) that equals 95 percent of the cumulative minimum grade-point average required for graduation. [NCAA Bylaws 14.4.3.2 and 14.4.3.3.1]

• If you are entering your fifth year of collegiate enrollment, you must have completed successfully at least 75 percent of the course requirements in your specific degree program and you must present a cumulative minimum grade-point average (based on a maximum of 4.000) that equals 95 percent of the cumulative minimum grade-point average required for graduation. [NCAA Bylaws 14.4.3.2 and 14.4.3.3.1]



Freshmen:
You are referred to as a qualifier and are eligible to practice and compete in your sport and to receive financial aid (institutional and athletically related) during your first academic year under NCAA Bylaw 14.02.9.1, if you:

• Graduate from high school;

• Attain a minimum high school grade-point average as specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.3.1.1.1 (based on a 4.0 scale) in a successfully completed core curriculum of at least 14 core courses. [NCAA Bylaw 14.3.1.1]

• Achieve a corresponding sum ACT or SAT score as specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.3.1.1.1.

You are referred to as a nonqualifier if you fail to meet the criteria above. In addition to being ineligible for practice and competition during the first academic year in residence, a nonqualifier is not permitted to receive any institutional financial aid, except as stated below. [NCAA Bylaws 14.02.9.3 and 14.3.2.2.1]

As a nonqualifier:

• You are eligible to receive nonathletics institutional financial aid based on need only, consistent with institutional and conference regulations.

• You will have three seasons of eligibility after your first academic year in residence. You may earn a fourth season of competition provided you complete 80 percent of your baccalaureate degree before beginning your fifth academic year of enrollment and you are within five years of your initial, full-time collegiate enrollment. [NCAA Bylaw 14.3.3]

Other Regulations Concerning Eligibility:
You are not eligible to participate in more than four seasons of intercollegiate competition. [NCAA By-law 14.2]

You are not eligible if five calendar years have passed from the date you first registered as a full-time student at a collegiate institution and attended your first day of classes for that term, except for time spent in the armed services, on official church missions or with recognized foreign aid services of the U.S. government and extensions that have been approved in accordance with NCAA legislation. [NCAA Bylaws 14.2.1 and 30.6.1]

You are eligible at an institution other than the institution from which you have received or satisfied the requirements for a baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree, if you meet the conditions of the one-time transfer exception [NCAA Bylaw 14.5.5.2.10] and you have eligibility remaining as set forth in NCAA Bylaw 14.2.l. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.9]

You are eligible for championships, certified bowl games or the National Invitation Tournament that occur within 60 days of the date you complete the requirements for your degree. [NCAA Bylaw 14.1.9.3]

All sports other than basketball:
You are not eligible in your sport for the remainder of the year and the next academic year if, during the academic year, you competed as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition. You may compete outside of your declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any noncollegiate, amateur competition during any official vacation period published in your institution's catalog. Competing in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition and other specified national and international competition is permitted. [NCAA Bylaws 14.7.1, 14.7.1.1 and 14.7.3]

Exception: In men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, field hockey and men's water polo, you may compete on outside amateur teams during the spring outside of the institution's playing and practice seasons, provided such participation occurs no earlier than May 1, and the remaining provisions of NCAA Bylaw 14.7.1.2 are met.

Basketball only: You are not eligible if, after you completed your high school eligibility in your sport and before your high school graduation, you participated in more than two high school all-star football or basketball games. [NCAA Bylaw 14.6]

You are not eligible if, after you become a student-athlete, you participate in any organized basketball competition except while representing the institution in intercollegiate competition. Competing in the Olympic Games tryouts and competition and other specified national and international competition is permitted. [NCAA Bylaws 14.7.2 and 14.7.3]

It is permissible to participate as a member of a basketball team in an NCAA-sanctioned summer basketball league or event. [NCAA Bylaw 14.7.3.2-(a)]



Transfer Students Only:

You are a transfer student if:

• The registrar or admissions officer from your former institution certified that you officially were registered and enrolled at that institution in any term in a minimum full-time program of studies and you were present on the opening day of classes; or

• The director of athletics from your former institution certified that you reported for the regular squad practice that any staff member of the athletics department of your former institution announced before the beginning of any term. [NCAA Bylaw 14.5.2]

If you are a transfer student from a four-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence unless you meet the provisions of one of the exceptions specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.5.5.2 or one of the waivers specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.8.1.2.

If you are a transfer student from a two-year institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at your new institution unless you meet the academic and residence requirements specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.5.4 or the exceptions specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.5.4.7.

If you transferred from a four-year college to a two-year college and then to your new institution, you are not eligible during your first academic year in residence at your new institution unless you meet the requirements specified in NCAA Bylaw 14.5.6.

Amateurism

You are not eligible for participation in a sport if you have ever:

• Taken pay, or the promise of pay, for competing in that sport;

• Agreed (orally or in writing) to compete in professional athletics in that sport;

• Played on any professional athletics team as defined by the NCAA in that sport; or

• Used your athletics skill for pay in any form in that sport, except that prior to collegiate enrollment, you accepted prize money based on place finish or performance in an open athletics event from the sponsor of the event and the amount of prize money did not exceed your actual and necessary expenses to participate in the event. [NCAA Bylaws l2.1.1 and 12.1.1.4.1]

You are not eligible in a sport if you ever have accepted money, transportation or other benefits from an agent or agreed to have an agent market your athletics ability or reputation in that sport. [NCAA Bylaw 12.3]

You are not eligible in any sport if, after you become a student-athlete, you accept any pay for promoting a commercial product or service or allowed your name or picture to be used for promoting a commercial product or service. [NCAA Bylaws 12.5.2.1 and 12.5.2.2]

You are not eligible in any sport if, because of your athletics ability, you were paid for work you did not perform, were paid at a rate higher than the going rate or were paid for the value an employer placed on your reputation, fame or personal following. [NCAA Bylaw 12.4]

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Extra Benefits

A student-athlete shall not receive any extra benefit. Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible for athletics competition in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation, the individual is ineligible in all sports. [NCAA Bylaw 16.01.1]

What is an Extra Benefit?

An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. [NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3]

Please contact Bill Wnek at bwnek@loyola.edu or (410) 617-2172 if you have questions related to extra benefits.

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Employment

Earnings from a student-athlete's on- or off-campus employment that occurs at any time is exempt and is not counted in determining a student-athlete's or in the institution's financial aid limitations, provided:

(a) The student-athlete's compensation does not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability;

(b) The student-athlete is compensated only for work actually performed; and

(c) The student-athlete is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services.Criteria Governing Compensation to Student-Athletes

All compensation received by a student-athlete must be consistent with the limitations on financial aid set forth in Bylaw 15. Compensation may be paid to a student-athlete:

(a) Only for work actually performed; and

(b) At a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services.

If you plan on working during the academic year, please contact Compliance Director, Bill Wnek at bwnek@loyola.edu or (410) 617-2172 to complete the required student-athlete employment paperwork.

Forms:

Student-Athlete Employment Form

Student-Athlete Summer Employment Form

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Drug Testing

NCAA Drug-testing Program Guide

NCAA Drug-Testing
A student-athlete who is found to have used a substance on the list of banned drugs, as set forth in NCAA Bylaw 31.2.3.1, shall be declared ineligible for further participation in regular season and postseason competition in all sports in accordance with the provisions in NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1. The certifying institution may appeal to the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee for restoration of the student-athlete's eligibility if the institution concludes that circumstances warrant restoration. (NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5)

First Positive Test
A student-athlete who tests positive (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the NCAA Executive Committee) shall be ineligible to participate in regular-season and postseason competition for one calendar year (i.e., 365 days) after the positive drug test and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition in all sports. The student-athlete shall remain ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for one calendar year after the student-athlete's positive drug test and until the student-athlete retests negative accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and the student-athlete's eligibility is restored by the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee. If a student-athlete transfers to another NCAA institution while ineligible due to a positive NCAA drug test, the institution from which the student-athlete transfers must notify the transfer institution regarding the positive drug test result.

Second Positive Test
If the student-athlete tests positive a second time for the use of any drug, other than a "street drug" as defined in Bylaw 31.2.3.1, he or she shall lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports. A combination of two positive tests involving street drugs (e.g., marijuana, heroin) in whatever order, will result in the loss of an additional year of eligibility (NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1). In addition, the penalty for missing a scheduled drug test is the same as the penalty for testing positive for the use of a banned drug other than a street drug.

Street Drugs
If the student-athlete tests positive for the use of a "street drug" after being restored to eligibility, he or she shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one additional season of competition in all sports and also shall remain ineligible for regular-season and postseason competition at least through the next calendar year. If the student-athlete transfers to another NCAA institution while ineligible, the institution from which the student-athlete transferred must notify the institution that the student-athlete is ineligible due to a positive drug test result. If the student-athlete immediately transfers to a non-NCAA institution while ineligible and competes in collegiate competition within the 365-day period at a non-NCAA institution, the student-athlete will be ineligible for all NCAA regular-season and postseason competition until the student-athlete does not compete in collegiate competition for a 365-day period. Additionally, the student-athlete must retest negative (in accordance with the testing methods authorized by the Executive Committee) and request that eligibility be restored by the NCAA Division I Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet. (NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5.1)

List of Banned Drugs
The Executive Committee shall adopt a list of banned drug classes and shall authorize methods for drug testing of student-athletes on a year-round basis. This list of banned drug classes and the procedure for informing member institutions about authorized methods for drug testing are set forth in NCAA Bylaws 31.2.3.1 and 31.2.3.3 respectively. The list is subject to change and the institution and student-athlete shall be held accountable for all banned drug classes on the current list (Attachment). The list is located on the NCAA Website or may be obtained from the NCAA health and safety staff in Education Outreach. (NCAA Bylaw 18.4.1.5.2)

Helpful Resources
Loyola Alcohol and Drug Education and Support Services (ADESS)
ADESS@loyola.edu
Seton Court 02B
Phone: (410) 617-2928
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Counseling Center
Humanities, Room 150
Phone: (410) 617-5109
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:00 pm

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Financial Aid

Financial aid - All sports:
You are not eligible if you receive financial aid other than the financial aid that your institution distributes. However, it is permissible to receive:

• Money from anyone on whom you are naturally or legally dependent;
• Financial aid that has been awarded to you on a basis other than athletics ability; or
• Financial aid from an entity outside your institution that meets the requirements specified in the Division I Manual. [Bylaw 15.01]

You must report to your institution any financial aid that you receive from a source other than your institution. However, you do not need to report financial aid received from anyone on whom you are naturally or legally dependent.

Loyola College Financial Aid Office
Office of Financial Aid
Knott Humanities Center 211A
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: (410) 617-2576 or (800) 221-9107
Fax: (410) 617-5149
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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Special Assistance Fund (SAF)

What is the Special Assistance Fund?

The Division I Special Assistance Fund is a highly valuable resource for almost 25,000 student-athletes. Money from the Special Assistance Fund may be awarded to Division I student-athletes who are eligible for Pell Grants or who have demonstrated financial need. Student-athletes who may otherwise be unable to afford necessities such as clothing, basic supplies for classes, a trip home for a family emergency or medical care not provided by an insurance program may receive help from the Division I Special Assistance Fund.

MAAC Special Assistance Fund Application

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Official Visits

Official Visits
Loyola students, staff, and employees are bound to the mission, vision and values as stated by the College. Coaches, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, and athletic department administrators and staff will comply with ALL NCAA regulations regarding Official Visits. In addition, a student host is required to adhere to the laws of the State of Maryland, the MAAC, and Loyola College.

All NCAA rules governing official visits listed in the 2007-2008 NCAA Division One Manual (copies held with coaches and in the Athletic Department) must be adhered to:

Most specifically, the following expectations apply during any prospects' visit to Loyola College:
•No use or presence of alcohol.
•No use of drugs or sex as a recruiting device.
•No activity that violates criminal law.
•No gambling/gaming activities.
•No use of strippers, gentlemen's club or an equivalent, or escort services.
•Must return to lodging before the curfew (1:00am).
•No activities or events at any location that may cause a perception of impropriety.

The following is a list of policies and standards for student hosts associated with Official Visits to Loyola College:

•You must be enrolled in a full-time program of studies at Loyola College and a current student-athlete or student designated in a manner consistent with Loyola's policy for providing campus visits or tours to prospective students in general.

•A maximum of $30.00 per day may be provided to cover the entertainment expenses of both yourself and the prospect. You may be provided with an additional $15.00 per day for each additional prospect entertained by you. The money provided may only be used to entertain you, the prospect, the prospect's parents (legal guardian) or spouse. Other students may assist with the hosting of the prospect but shall pay for their own entertainment. No cash may be given to the prospect or anyone else.

•You may not use the entertainment funds to purchase, or otherwise provide the prospect with, gifts of value (e.g., souvenirs, clothing, etc.). In addition, entertainment funds may not be used to purchase alcohol or drugs.

•You may not use any vehicle provided or arranged for by any institution staff member, booster or representative of our athletics interests.

•You may not transport the prospect or anyone accompanying the prospect more than 30 miles from the campus.

•You should not allow any conversations to occur, on- or off-campus, between the prospect and a booster/donor/mentor of the athletics program. If an unplanned meeting occurs, only an exchange of greetings is permissible.

•You may receive a complimentary admission to a home athletics contest when accompanying a prospect.

•Neither you nor the prospect can pay for additional entertainment above and beyond the $30/day provided to you by the Athletic Department.

Violations of any of these rules will result in a report to the CEO (Father Linnane) and the NCAA. Student-athletes involved in such violations will automatically be suspended from competition until the CEO or his designee review the incident. Loyola College staff members involved in any such violation will be required to submit to an immediate review by the CEO, the Athletics Director and appropriate campus officials, and may be suspended until the review is concluded. Loyola College prospects in violation of these standards may be denied admission to Loyola College by the CEO or his designee. It should be clear that Loyola College will not tolerate inappropriate recruiting activities and violations may result in termination of employment, imposition of fines, and possible loss of athletics aid and participation opportunities.

Student Host Form

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Gambling

Gambling Activities

Student-athletes shall not knowingly:

A. Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition;

B. Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team;

C. Accept a bet on any team representing the institution;

D. Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value; or

E. Participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling.

Sanctions The following sanctions for violations of Bylaw 10.3 shall apply as follows:

A. A student-athlete who engages in activities designed to influence the outcome of an intercollegiate contest or in an effort to affect win-loss margins (i.e., "point shaving") or who solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any gambling activity through a bookmaker, a parley card or any other method employed by organized gambling that involves wagering on the student-athlete's institution shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.

B. A student-athlete who solicits or accepts a bet or participates in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics, through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling, shall be ineligible for all regular-season and postseason competition for a minimum of a period of one year from the date of the institution's determination that a violation has occurred and shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season of competition. A request for reinstatement may be submitted on behalf of a student-athlete who has participated in such activity only upon fulfillment of the minimum condition indicated above. If the student-athlete is determined to have been involved in a subsequent violation of any portion of Bylaw 10.3, the student-athlete shall permanently lose all remaining regular-season and postseason eligibility in all sports.

NCAA Sports Wagering Website

Don't Bet On It Website

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Hazing Policy

Hazing Policy

Loyola College Athletics strictly prohibits any forms of hazing activities. Any student-athlete or team involved in hazing may be subject to severe sanctions, loss of scholarships and cancellation of the playing season. The following is a definition of hazing and a list of activities that can be construed as hazing.

What is Hazing?

". . . any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form; creation of fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities; wearing public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts of buffoonery; normally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution."

Prohibited Activities

The following is a list of example activities classified as hazing and will not be allowed. Actions and activities that are explicitly prohibited include, but are not limited to:

1. Calisthenics such as sit-ups or push-ups.
2. Forcing freshmen to stand outside in poor weather conditions for lengthy periods of time.
3. Total or partial nudity at any time.
4. Staging mock or local initiations.
5. Wearing or carrying items for no purpose, such as coconuts, helmets, burlap bags, bricks, paddles, rocks, etc.
6. Freshman versus upperclassmen in athletic contests or other competitions, except for balanced teams composed from both groups.
7. Dropping food (eggs, grapes, liver, etc.) in the mouths of freshman.
8. Requiring freshman to wear unusual, embarrassing or uncomfortable clothing.
9. Paddle swats.
10. Freshman expected to do anything that the upperclassmen will not volunteer to do with them.
11. Throwing whipping cream, water, paint, etc., on a freshman.
12. Giving freshman house or apartment duties not also shared by upperclassmen.
13. Forcing freshman to listen to extremely loud music or many repetitions of the same music.
14. Freshman expected to do anything exclusively "for the fun or entertainment of the upperclassmen."
15. Pushing, shoving, or tackling freshman.
16. Freshman awakened repeatedly during the night.
17. Rat court, kangaroo court, or any individual interrogations.
18. Lengthy work sessions.
19. Forcing drugs or alcoholic beverages in any amount by threats or peer pressure on a freshman.
20. Yelling or screaming at freshman.
21. Line-ups of freshman class.
22. Deception to convince a freshman that he/she will not be accepted by the team or that he/she will be hurt.
23. Freshman not permitted adequate time for studies.
24. Memorization of stories, poems, or information not directly related to your fraternity.
25. Less than six continuous hours of sleep for freshman.
26. Required eating of offensive foods such as raw onions, spoiled foods, pet foods, etc.
27. Calling freshman "scums" or similar names.
28. Road trips, kidnapping of freshman.
29. Members intention
ally littering or jumbling an apartment or a room for freshman to clean.30. War games.
31. Assigning vandalism "pranks" such as stealing, painting objects, panty raids, harassing another organization.
32. Errands run by freshman for upperclassmen or any personal servitude.
33. Putting freshman in a room which is uncomfortable (temperature, noise, small).
34. Feminine apparel of any kind.
35. Physical mutilation of the body via "branding" or tattooing - freshman.

NCAA Hazing Prevention Handbook

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CHAMPS/Life Skills

CHAMPS/Life Skills

Loyola College's CHAMPS/Life Skills Programs are designed to support student-athlete development initiatives and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the collegiate setting.

Mission

The mission of the program is to provide programming, through athletics and other campus departments and associations, which encourages student-athletes to further enhance themselves academically, athletically and emotionally.

CHAMPS/Life Skills Program

The Loyola College Life Skills Program consists of five vital commitment parts (some examples provided):

•Academic Excellence: (i.e. Course advising, academic monitoring, tutoring services, study hall, new student orientation, etc...)

•Personal Development: (i.e. SAAC, guest speakers, exit interviews, etc...)

•Community Service: (i.e. Soul Purpose, Relay for Life, Individual Team Service, etc...)

•Career Development: (Loyola College Career Center, alumni panels, etc...)

•Athletic Commitment: (Equipment, Scheduling and Travel, Sports Medicine, Strength & Conditioning, Marketing & Promotions, etc...)

For information on the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, contact Bill Wnek at (410) 617-2172.

NCAA Champs/Life Skills

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