The NCAA enforcement program strives to maintain a level playing field for the more than 400,000 student-athletes. Commitment to fair play is a bedrock principle of the NCAA. The NCAA upholds that principle by enforcing membership-created rules that ensure equitable competition and protect the well-being of student-athletes at all member institutions.
Investigative findings from the institution, involved parties and the NCAA enforcement staff are submitted to the COI along with proposed penalties, which are proposed by the institution or involved persons. The NCAA enforcement staff is not involved with penalties and does not make recommendations on the penalties in a summary disposition
COI reviews the information and determines:
If the COI accepts the findings and agrees with the penalties it will issue a report and the case is concluded.
If the COI does not agree with the findings, or it believes the violations are so serious a full hearing is warranted, it can reject the summary disposition and move forward with a hearing.
If the COI agrees with the findings, but does not believe the penalties are fitting, it can suggest additional penalties. If the institution and/or involved individual(s) do not agree with these penalties, they can request an expedited hearing where only information regarding the penalties is discussed. The institution and/or involved individuals can appeal the additional penalties through the appeals process.Last Updated: Dec 1, 2011