Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services: Current Longhorns — Unethical Conduct
While The University of Texas at Austin views acting with integrity as a hallmark of our athletics programs, NCAA rules also require that all coaches, student-athletes and staff conduct themselves ethically.
Acting ethically can include many things, but the NCAA has provided some examples of the types of things it considers unethical conduct:
(a) Refusal to furnish information relevant to an investigation of a possible violation of NCAA rules if asked to do so by the NCAA or the individual's institution;
(b) Knowing involvement in arranging for fraudulent academic credit or false transcripts for a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete;
(c) Knowing involvement in offering or providing a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete an improper inducement or extra benefit or improper financial aid
(d) Knowingly furnishing or knowingly influencing others to furnish the NCAA or the individual's institution false or misleading information concerning an individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation;
(e) Receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or a representative of an agent or advisor (e.g., "runner");
(f) Knowing involvement in providing a banned substance or impermissible supplement to student-athletes, or knowingly providing medications to student-athletes contrary to medical licensure, commonly accepted standards of care in sports medicine practice, or state and federal law;
(g) Failure to provide complete and accurate information to the NCAA or institution's admissions office regarding an individual's academic record (e.g., schools attended, completion of coursework, grades and test scores);
(h) Fraudulence or misconduct in connection with entrance or placement examinations;
(i) Engaging in any athletics competition under an assumed name or with intent to otherwise deceive; or
(j) Failure to provide complete and accurate information to the NCAA, the NCAA Eligibility Center or the institution's athletics department regarding an individual's amateur status.
If you have a question about the NCAA's unethical conduct rules, please contact the Compliance office.