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Athletics Compliance


University Athletics are a highly regulated unit at Pacific.  The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) governs Pacific's Division I athletics program in numerous ways including: Ethical Conduct, Personnel, Amateurism, Recruiting, Eligibility, Financial Aid, Awards & Benefits, and Playing & Practice Seasons.  In addition Pacific Athletics are also governed by the conferences each sport plays in.  These conferences include the West Coast Conference, the NorPac Conference, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Conference, and the Golden Coast Conference.

This website is a quick reference to the many NCAA rules that apply to our boosters, former students, fans, friends, staff members, and current and prospective student-athletes of the University of the Pacific. Since all applicable situations cannot be covered on this site, we hope you will ask questions as everyone involved with Pacific athletics has a role in compliance.

The University is proud to have your loyal support and continued interest in the athletic program. As we strive for continued excellence, we must always seek the highest standard of ethical conduct. With your assistance and cooperation, we believe we can accomplish these goals.

Pacific Compliance Policy Statement

The University of the Pacific is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations. Each individual involved in intercollegiate athletics is obligated to maintain competency in knowledge of the rules; to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation; and to report any violation of NCAA, conference, and /or institutional rules of which he or she is aware.

The commitment and obligation to operate the University's athletics programs in adherence to the principle of institutional control is both institutional and individual. Pacific is committed to maintaining the control of the athletics programs through:

  • Employment of responsible administrators, coaches, and support staff personnel;
  • Education of coaches, staff, student-athletes, and other individuals involved with athletics of their responsibilities under the rules;
  • Providing effective lines of communication between all affected constituencies; and
  • Discovering and reporting any violations of rules that occur.

We are proud to have your support and interest in our athletics programs; however, it is important to realize that even inadvertent actions can put the University at risk and/or jeopardize the eligibility of a current student-athlete or prospect. Please be sure to contact the Compliance Staff with any questions or concerns.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Information Report

All coeducational institutions of higher education that participate in any federal student financial aid program and have intercollegiate athletic programs must provide information concerning their intercollegiate athletics programs under the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) of 1994, section 485g of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 1092. This Act and accompanying federal regulations require that the annual EADA report be available for inspection by students, prospective students, and the public by October 15 each year. The fiscal year 2012 report may be downloaded by accessing the following link:
EADA Information Report

California Assembly Bill 2079 Disclosures

Pursuant to California Assembly Bill 2079, commencing January 1, 2012, California postsecondary educational institutions that offer athletic scholarships shall provide specific information on their Internet web site.

The mission of the University of the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics Program is to support and facilitate the university's mission while being dedicated to providing its student-athletes opportunities to experience valuable lessons in diversity, self discipline, leadership and team-work through NCAA Division I competition.

The University of the Pacific, as a member in good standing of the NCAA, agrees to abide by all the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Big West Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and NorPac Conference. Intercollegiate Athletics will operate within the rules, regulations and policies of said organizations as well as those of the University of the Pacific.

Holly Trexler
Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services and Compliance
(209) 946-2307

Wendy Cornwall
Assistant Director of Compliance
(209) 946-2934