SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS
STUDENT-ATHLETE HANDBOOK RULES AND REGULATIONS
The staff of Simon Fraser University Athletics Department welcomes you to the university and
its intercollegiate athletics program.
Simon Fraser University has a long and storied athletic history and a tradition of producing top
athletes. Since its inception in 1965, the Simon Fraser University Clan Athletics program has
excelled in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Canadian
Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and now is the first Canadian school to be with the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). With over 50 National Championships, countless
individual champions, All-Americans, All-Canadians, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians, and an
unwavering commitment to excellence, the SFU Clan brand is synonymous with building the
We are pleased you have chosen SFU for your post secondary education and promise to do
everything in our power to ensure you have a rewarding experience both academically and
athletically. You have chosen one of the very best academic schools in the world and will be
challenged daily in your academic life. You will be challenged athletically while playing in the
Great Northwest Athletic Conference in the NCAA. As a result when you graduate you will be
prepared for whatever challenges the future in business or academia will bring.
This handbook has been designed to serve as a resource guide. The purpose of this handbook is
not only to answer questions about your surroundings, but also to orientate you to the athletics
We pride ourselves as being an athletic family and welcome you to join us. We will provide
academic assistance through our Academics First program and your coaches will be an
invaluable resource to you as well. Our doors are always open and we always have time for the
student athletes. We strive to be a part of your support system.
Table of Contents
Simon Fraser University Mission Statement . . . . . 3
Department of Athletics Mission Statement . . . . . 3
NCAA Life In Balance . . . . . . . . 4
Student Athlete Code of Conduct . . . . . . . 5
SFU Code of Conduct and Personal Behaviour . . . . . 7
Great Northwest Athletic Conference . . . . . . . 16
Media Guidelines . . . . . . . . . 18
Team Travel . . . . . . . . . 18
NCAA Banned Drugs . . . . . . . . 19
Athletic Substance Abuse and Testing Policy . . . . . 21
Gambling/Sports Wagering . . . . . . . . 23
Hazing . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) . . . . . 25
Faculty Athletic Representative . . . . . . . 27
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . 28
Missed Class Time . . . . . . . . . 29
Academics First . . . . . . . . . 31
Countable Athletic Related Activities (CARA) . . . . . 32
Equipment Room Protocol . . . . . . 33
Sports Medicine Policies . . . . . . . 34
o Insurance Coverage . . . . . . 35
o Clinic Guidelines and Procedures . . . . . 36
Strength & Conditioning Facility Protocol . . . . 38
Booster Regulations . . . . . . . . . 41
NCAA Student-Athlete Regulations . . . . . . 42
Directory . . . . . . . . . . 58
2011-2012 Important Dates . . . . . . . . 59
Simon Fraser University Mission Statement
SFU's mission is to advance knowledge through teaching, research, and engagement with the
SFU Values and Commitments
We are an open, inclusive university whose foundation is intellectual and academic freedom. Our
scholarship unites teaching and research: we celebrate discovery, diversity and dialogue. Our
students and communities can expect teaching that is personal and learning opportunities that are
lifelong. We champion the liberal arts and sciences and pioneering interdisciplinary and
professional programs. We are a university where risks can be taken and bold initiatives
Upon these foundations, we will engage all our communities in building a robust and ethical
Department of Athletics Mission Statement
Simon Fraser University is committed to the University‘s goal of helping individuals realize their
full potential in intellectual, social and physical dimensions. Consistent with our tradition of
excellence, the Department of Athletics dedicates to the pursuit of excellence in interuniversity
competition, thereby creating pride and affinity with our alumni and student body while
generating positive recognition for the University and the community.
NCAA Life in Balance
SFU is committed to the NCAA Life in Balance Policy. Division II‘s philosophy calls for a
comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. Division II provides
growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletics competition
and development of societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of
these different areas of learning opportunity provide Division II student-athletes with a path to
graduation while also cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead.
At SFU we understand the importance of balance in everyone‘s lives. We work together to
achieve a balanced environment for our athletes incorporating academic excellence, athletic
excellence, community involvement, personal growth, and many other areas. Our student-
athletes receive a top education in a beautiful region of the world. That being said, the
opportunity to be a student athlete places the individual in a unique position and requires higher
standards to be upheld.
For more about the Division II community and a Life in Balance, follow the link below.
Student Athlete Code of Conduct
Participating in intercollegiate athletics at Simon Fraser University is a privilege. In order to
maintain that privilege, student-athletes are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship,
honesty, integrity and respect for others, as well as abide by all university policies, team rules,
NCAA and Great Northwest Athletic Conference rules and policies, in addition to provincial
and federal laws.
Student-athletes are representatives of the university and are often recognized in the community
and have the unique opportunity to exist as role models and mentors. The student-athlete,
athletic program and university all benefit from the exposure, however; this position also
requires that each individual act in a responsible manner. Personal conduct of student-athletes,
both on and off campus, often becomes public knowledge. Therefore, the Department of
Athletics has adopted a code of conduct and behavioural expectations for all student-athletes at
Simon Fraser University.
The complete student-athlete will be one who acts with responsibility and integrity on and off the
field, achieves academic success and performs athletically to the best of their ability.
Your obligation as a student
1. Maintain Academic Eligibility:
a. Successfully complete 24 new credit hours each academic year
b. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and remain in good academic
standing with the university;
c. Be registered in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the fall and 12 credit hours in
the spring semesters;
2. Maintain eligibility to practice and compete:
a. You must always be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
o Unless you are in your last semester, in which case you may take the
minimum number of credits required to graduate (if approved by your
advisor and the compliance officer)
b. If at any point you drop below 12 credit hours, or a 2.0 GPA, you will become
immediately ineligible until the situation is corrected.
Your obligation as an athlete
1. Display good sportsmanship: You are expected to conform to established guidelines of
sportsmanlike conduct in intercollegiate athletic competition, both on and off the playing
field. Sportsmanlike conduct includes showing respect toward all who are in attendance
at an athletic event officials, coaches, athletes, opponents, spectators, and the media.
Unsportsmanlike conduct includes inappropriate behaviour in language, gesture, or action
which demeans, physically intimidates, or endangers others, not just during athletic
competition but also during all activities that encompass travel to and from the contest
2. Know and follow NCAA/GNAC guidelines and regulations: These rules include
knowing what constitutes permissible awards, benefits, and expenses, as well as rules
regarding complimentary tickets, hosting a prospective student-athlete, maintaining
amateur athletic status, gambling, bribery, and dealing with sports agent, alumni, or other
supporters of the University‘s athletic programs.
3. Protect your health: In addition to fulfilling the stringent training requirements of your
sport, you must exercise special care to avoid the use of non-therapeutic drugs as well as
the excessive consumption of intoxicating beverages. The Athletic Department upholds
and enforces NCAA and Simon Fraser University regulations regarding substance abuse.
Do not take drugs that have not been prescribed by a physician. If your doctor prescribes
a drug that appears on the NCAA prohibited list, you should notify your coach
4. Obey team rules and policies: Your coaches have established rules and policies for
guiding your success as a member of an athletic team. You are expected to follow their
requirements and develop the ability to work well with others on your team.
Your obligation in the Community
Being a part of the university also means that your obligations will extend beyond the classroom
and athletic field. Student-athletes are required to represent the University in a positive manner
when engaged in community service events as a member of the SFU community, the residential
community, and the local, provincial and federal community, you are expected to act
respectfully, with integrity, and follow all provincial and federal laws. In addition, all students
are required to follow the guidelines set forth in Simon Fraser University Policies and Procedures
manual. Further information can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/policies/ or by contacting the
Vice President of Legal Affairs at 778-782-3924.
SFU Code of Conduct and Personal Behaviour
S 10.01 Code of Academic Integrity and Good Conduct
1.0 Preamble: Statement of Principles
1.1 Simon Fraser University is committed to creating a scholarly community characterized
by honesty, civility, diversity, free inquiry, mutual respect, individual safety and freedom
from harassment and discrimination.
1.2 Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University
community. This Code shall not be construed so as to unreasonably limit peaceful
assemblies, demonstrations or the free expression of ideas.
1.3 All members of the University community share the responsibility for the academic
standards and reputation of the University. Academic integrity is a cornerstone of the
development and acquisition of knowledge. It is founded on principles of respect for
knowledge, truth, scholarship and acting with honesty. Upholding academic integrity is a
condition of continued membership in the university community.
1.4 Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the
University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who
pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the
2.1 The purpose of this policy is to define students' basic responsibilities as members of
the academic community and to define inappropriate student behaviour.
“Academic Integrity” refers to the values on which good academic work must be
founded: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. Academic integrity includes a
commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or
deception. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental ethical principles of the
University community and compromise the worth of work completed by others. The terms
―academic integrity‖ and ―academic honesty‖ are used interchangeably in this policy.
“Firearm” refers to any device consisting essentially of a straight tube to propel shot,
shell, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder. For the purposes of this policy, ―firearm‖
includes an imitation firearm, or a part of a firearm.
“Member of the University community” means any employee of, student at, or
volunteer working for Simon Fraser University and includes any faculty member,
temporary or sessional instructor, or volunteer member of a University body.
“Offensive weapon” means any article made or adapted for use to cause injury to a person
or property, or is intended by the person having it with him/her to be used for to cause
injury to a person or property.
“Scholarly activities” include credit and non-credit courses, projects, essays, theses and
“University related activities” include any activity operated under University auspices at
any location, including on-line activities (e.g., dialogue on social networking websites)
that involve or refer to the University, to University activities, or to members of the
4.1 Academic Integrity Requirements for Students
4.1.1 Notification of Standards of Academic Honesty
a. Students have a responsibility to ensure they are familiar with the generally
accepted standards and requirements of academic honesty. Summaries of these must
be published in the University Calendar. Ignorance of these standards will not
preclude the imposition of penalties for academic dishonesty.
b. Faculty members have a responsibility to inform their students at the beginning of
each semester of the criteria for academic honesty that pertain to a class or course,
including the format for acknowledging the thoughts and writings of authors that is
acceptable to the underlying discipline. Faculty should also impart other relevant
information, such as the acceptable level of group work in the class or course.
c. A draft paper, proposal, thesis or other assignment may be subject to a penalty for
academic dishonesty, providing the instructor or supervisor informed the student(s)
before the work was submitted, that drafts are subject to academic honesty
4.1.2 Forms of Academic Dishonesty
The following acts or omissions constitute academic dishonesty and are prohibited.
a. Plagiarism, including:
i. submitting or presenting the work of another person, including artistic
imagery, as that of the student without full and appropriate accreditation;
ii. copying all or part of an essay or other assignment from an author or other
person, including a tutor or student mentor, and presenting the material as the
student‘s original work;
iii. failing to acknowledge the phrases, sentences or ideas of the author of
published and unpublished material that is incorporated into an essay or other
b. Submitting the same, or substantially the same, essay, project, presentation or
other assignment more than once, whether or not the earlier submission was at
Simon Fraser University or another institution, unless prior approval has been
obtained from the instructor to whom the work is being submitted.
c. Cheating in an examination, including
i. the unauthorized sharing of material such as textbooks during an ―open
ii. concealing information pertaining to the examination in the examination
room, or in washrooms or other places in the vicinity of the examination
iii. using course notes or any other aids not approved by an Instructor during
an examination; or,
iv. the unauthorized possession or use of an examination question sheet, an
examination answer book, or a completed examination or assignment.
d. Submitting as one's original work an essay, project, thesis, presentation or other
assignment, or part thereof, that was purchased or otherwise acquired from another
source, unless the work is commercially available data, images, or other intellectual
property the source and acquisition of which is properly and fully described and
cited by the student and approved by the course Instructor or supervisor.
e. Cheating in assignments, projects, examinations or other forms of evaluation by:
i. using, or attempting to use, another student‘s answers;
ii. providing answers to other students;
iii. failing to take reasonable measures to protect answers from use by other
iv. in the case of students who study together, submitting identical or virtually
identical assignments for evaluation unless permitted by the course Instructor
f. Impersonating a candidate or being impersonated in an examination.
g. Falsifying material that is subject to academic evaluation.
h. Submitting false records or information, in writing or orally, including the
falsification of laboratory results or research findings.
i. Engaging in misrepresentation, including falsifying documents, to gain a benefit
or advantage in a course including the submission of a forged or altered medical
certificate or death certificate.
j. Engaging in any action intended to disadvantage students in a course including
destroying, stealing, or concealing library resources.
k. Stealing, destroying or altering the work of another student.
l. Unauthorized or inappropriate use of computers, calculators and other forms of
technology in course work, assignments or examinations.
m. Misconduct in research as defined in Policy R 60.01.
4.2 Good Conduct Requirements for Students
The behaviours enumerated below are prohibited.
4.2.1 Disruptive or Dangerous Behaviour
a. By word or action
i. disrupting University activities without just cause;
ii. creating a situation that endangers or threatens the health, safety or well-
being of any individual;
iii. harming, injuring or threatening any person.
b. Engaging in
i. initiation ceremonies or other rituals that are dehumanizing or degrading,
including the initiation ceremonies associated with sports teams and clubs, or
ii. individual or collective acts of intimidation or retaliation against another
c. Making or conspiring to make
i. vexatious, frivolous or malicious complaints against a member of the
ii. frivolous or unnecessary requests or demands of a member of the
University community after being asked to cease and desist;
4.2.2 Damage, Destruction and Theft
a. Possessing or using University property, the property of any member of the
University community, or property belonging to a third party acquired in
connection with a University activity, without appropriate consent or
b. Misappropriating, destroying or damaging University property or resources,
or the property of others on any of the University campuses;
c. Defacing any University building or property;
d. Removing books or other library or archival material without authorization;
e. Defacing, mutilating or deliberately misplacing library or archival
materials, or engaging in other actions which deprive other members of the
University community of their opportunity to have access to the academic
resources of the library or the University Archives.
4.2.3 Fraud, Misuse, and Impersonation
a. forging, misusing or altering any University document or record in paper or
b. obtaining any textbooks, study aids, equipment, materials or service by
c. submitting a manufactured, forged, altered, or converted document,
including a forged or altered medical certificate or death certificate, to a
University official, with intent to deceive;
d. Impersonating an instructor, student or other member of the University
4.2.4 Unauthorized Entry or Presence
Entering or remaining in any University building or facility or entering, remaining
in, or allowing others to have access to areas designated for faculty or staff without
proper authorization, contrary to express instructions from a person in authority such
as an instructor, an administrator, or a security officer.
4.2.5 Violation of University Policies
Contravening University policies, including the Fair Use of Information and
Communications Technology Policy (GP 24), the Human Rights Policy (GP 18) and
the Confidentiality Policy (I 10.10).
4.2.6 Misuse of Disciplinary Procedures
Falsifying or misrepresenting information or causing others to falsify or
misrepresent information which either leads to or is presented at an internal
4.2.7 Firearms, Explosives and Offensive Weapons
Keeping or carrying a firearm, including a registered firearm, the ammunition for a
firearm or other weapon, an explosive device or substance or any other offensive
weapon without the knowledge and written permission of the Director of Campus
4.3 Illegal Conduct
A criminal conviction or civil court judgement for behaviour that is University related
constitutes misconduct under this Policy.
5.1 This policy covers the conduct of undergraduate and graduate SFU students
involved in any kind of University-related activities, scholarly and otherwise.
5.2 This policy covers matters of academic dishonesty in University-related
scholarly activities involving SFU alumni when the matters occurred prior to
graduation and were unknown at the time of graduation.
5.3 The forms of general misconduct and academic dishonesty set out in this Code
include attempts to engage in misconduct or dishonesty, as well as aiding and
abetting misconduct or dishonesty.
6.0 Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities for administering this policy are set out in S10.02 Principles and
Procedures for Student Discipline.
7.1 This policy is administered under the joint authority of the Vice President,
Academic and the Vice President, Legal Affairs.
Procedures for General Misconduct
1. A support person may accompany a student to any meeting concerning disciplinary matters
for general misconduct.
2. If the Chair of a Department or another University official, including the Director of Campus
Security, believes that a student has engaged in general misconduct other than academic
dishonesty, the Chair or University official may prepare a written report of the incident and
forward the report to the Associate Vice-President Students or designate.
3. When the report is prepared by a University official other than the Director of Campus
Security, a copy must be sent to the Director of Campus Security.
4. If the misconduct involves a form of harassment, the written report of the investigation
conducted under the auspices of GP 18 (Human Rights Policy) will be sent to the Associate
Vice-President Students or designate, who is the responsible officer for students.
5. The Associate Vice-President Students or designate must give the student the opportunity to
meet and discuss the situation, and may take one or more of the following courses of action:
i. seek an informal resolution;
ii. recommend the student receive counseling or other professional assistance and, if
necessary, assist the student in obtaining counseling or other professional services;
iii. issue a formal written reprimand to the student;
iv. assess and recover costs to rectify the damage or loss caused by the student;
v. require the student to write a letter of apology to any person adversely affected by the
vi. require the student to perform up to 50 hours of community service;
vii. terminate the student‘s scholarships or other financial support;
viii. refer the matter to the University Board of Student Discipline (UBSD).
6. The Associate Vice-President Students or designate must notify the student in writing of the
action that will be taken.
7. If the Associate Vice-President Students or designate, takes action under 5(ii) through 5(vii)
above, the student must be notified in writing that a copy of the documentation associated with
the incident and a record of any actions taken will be retained by the University and that, in the
event of any further reports of misconduct, the record may be used in determining the action to
be taken for the subsequent misconduct.
8. In the case of 5(ii) through 5(vii) above, the student may dispute the facts of the incident by
referring his or her case to the UBSD. In such cases, the student must state in writing and within
three (3) weeks of the date of notification by the Associate Vice-President Students or designate,
his or her reasons for disputing the facts.
Procedures for Falsified Documents or Other Forms of Misrepresentation
1. A support person may accompany a student at any meeting concerning disciplinary matters
under this section.
2. If the Registrar has reasonable grounds to believe that a document has been falsified or a
misrepresentation made that may create an incorrect perception of a student's academic position
or credentials, the Registrar must give the student an opportunity to meet and discuss the
situation, and may take one or more of the following courses of action:
i. issue a formal, written reprimand to the student and place a copy of the reprimand on
the student‘s University file;
ii. deny the student admission to the University if the student has not yet been admitted;
iii. require that the student write a letter of apology to any person adversely affected by
the falsification or misrepresentation;
iv. change any grade that the student may have received as a result of the falsification or
v. recommend that the student receive counseling or other professional assistance; or,
vi. if the Registrar believes that a more severe penalty should be imposed, forward a
report of the incident to the UBSD with a copy to the student.
3. If the Registrar takes action under 2(i) through 2(v) above, the student must be notified in
writing that a copy of the documentation associated with the incident and a record of the action
taken will be retained by the University and that, in the event of any further reports of
misconduct, the record may be used in determining the action to be taken for the subsequent
4. If an Instructor has reasonable grounds to believe that a student in his or her course has
submitted a document that has been falsified, or has made a misrepresentation to gain a benefit
or an advantage in a course, including the submission of a forged or altered medical certificate or
death certificate, the Instructor must confer with the Chair of the Instructor‘s Department and the
Registrar to decide whether the misconduct should be dealt with as a case of general misconduct,
or as a case of academic dishonesty, or as both.
5. If the Instructor, the Chair and the Registrar decide that the falsification or misrepresentation
should be dealt with as general misconduct, the Registrar must proceed under Appendix 1 of this
6. If the Instructor, the Chair and the Registrar decide that the falsification or misrepresentation
should be dealt with as academic dishonesty, the Instructor must proceed under Appendix 3 of
7. If the Instructor, the Chair and the Registrar decide that the falsification or misrepresentation
should be dealt with as both general misconduct and academic dishonesty, the matter must be
dealt with by the Registrar under Appendix 1 of this policy. The Registrar may then impose any
academic penalty recommended by the Instructor or the Chair and section 2 of this Appendix in
addition to any of the penalties for general misconduct listed in section 5 of Appendix 1.
8. A student who disputes the facts of the case may refer his or her case to the UBSD for a
hearing to determine the facts. The student must submit his or her request in writing within three
weeks of the date of notification by the Registrar.
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC)
Association: NCAA Division II
Sports fielded: 13 (men‘s 7, women‘s 6)
Region: Northwestern United States
The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a college athletic conference which has
historically operated in the Northwestern United States, but also currently includes four schools
in areas not usually considered part of that region—two in Alaska (neither of which is located in
Southeast Alaska, an area often considered part of the Northwest), one in eastern Montana
(almost never considered part of the region), and one in the Canadian province of British
Columbia (an area included with the Northwest U.S. in the larger Pacific Northwest region).
GNAC participates in the NCAA's Division II, and is the only NCAA conference in any division
with a Canadian university as a member.
The league currently has 10 full members:
Institution Location Team Name Type
University of Alaska Anchorage,
Seawolves 1954 Public 16,242
University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 1917 Public 9,380
Central Washington University Wildcats 1891 Public 10,145
Montana State University Billings, Yellowjacket
1927 Public 4,600
Billings Montana s
Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, Idaho Crusaders 1913 Private 1,630
Saint Martin's University Lacey,
Saints 1895 Private 1,628
Seattle Pacific University Seattle,
Falcons 1891 Private 3,773
Simon Fraser University Clan 1965 Public 32,940
Western Oregon University Monmouth,
Wolves 1856 Public 5,654
Western Washington University Vikings 1893 Public 13,070
It is possible that as a student-athlete at Simon Fraser University you may come into contact with
members of the press or media. In these situations, it is important to project a positive image of
yourself, your team, and the University.
The following tips may assist you with your media interactions:
- Act professionally during interviews; you are representing yourself along with your team
and Simon Fraser University
- Make positive comments only in regards to your team, teammates, coaches, and the
- Never degrade your opponents
- Be respectful, attentive, considerate to all reporters
- If you are uncomfortable with a question being asked, politely respond ―no comment‖
and move on the next question
- Be yourself during an interview
- Always thank the press or media when the interview is over
Team Travel Policy
When you travel for an athletic competition or any other team event, the Code of Conduct, as
well as University and Athletic rules and regulations apply. You need to keep in mind that you
are representing Simon Fraser University in any of your words and/or actions during actual
competition at events away from home and during travel, transportation, and lodging time.
Appropriate behaviour should be exercised at all times.
2010-11 NCAA Banned Drugs
The NCAA bans the following classes of drugs:
b. Anabolic Agents
c. Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only)
d. Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
e. Street Drugs
f. Peptide Hormones and Analogues
h. Beta-2 Agonists
Note: Any substance chemically related to these classes is also banned.
The institution and the student-athlete shall be held accountable for all drugs within the
banned drug class regardless of whether they have been specifically identified.
Drugs and Procedures Subject to Restrictions:
a. Blood Doping.
b. Local Anesthetics (under some conditions).
c. Manipulation of Urine Samples.
d. Beta-2 Agonists permitted only by prescription and inhalation.
e. Caffeine if concentrations in urine exceed 15 micrograms/ml.
NCAA Nutritional/Dietary Supplements Warning:
Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product,
review the product with your athletics department staff!
Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.
Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.
It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate athletics staff
before using any substance.
Some Examples of NCAA Banned Substances in Each Drug Class
NOTE: There is no complete list of banned drug examples!!
Check with your athletics department staff before you consume any medication or
Stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall); caffeine (guarana); cocaine; ephedrine;
fenfluramine (Fen); methamphetamine; methylphenidate (Ritalin); phentermine (Phen);
synephrine (bitter orange); etc.
exceptions: phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine are not banned.
Anabolic Agents – (sometimes listed as a chemical formula, such as 3,6,17-
androstenetrione) boldenone; clenbuterol; DHEA; nandrolone; stanozolol; testosterone;
methasterone; androstenedione; norandrostenedione; methandienone; etiocholanolone;
Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only):
alcohol; atenolol; metoprolol; nadolol; pindolol; propranolol; timolol; etc.
Diuretics (water pills) and Other Masking Agents:
bumetanide; chlorothiazide; furosemide; hydrochlorothiazide; probenecid;
spironolactone (canrenone); triameterene; trichlormethiazide; etc.
heroin; marijuana; tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – no other substances are
classified as NCAA street drugs.
Peptide Hormones and Analogues:
growth hormone(hGH); human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); erythropoietin
anastrozole; tamoxifen; formestane; 3,17-dioxo-etiochol-1,4,6-triene(ATD), etc.
bambuterol; formoterol; salbutamol; salmeterol; etc.
Any substance that is chemically related to the class of banned drugs is also banned!
(unless otherwise noted)
NOTE: Information about ingredients in medications and nutritional/dietary supplements
can be obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center, REC, 877-202-0769 or
www.drugfreesport.com/rec password ncaa1, ncaa2 or ncaa3.
It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate athletics staff
before using any substance.
Athletic Substance Abuse and Testing Policy
Statement of Policy
Simon Fraser University believes its student-athletes are representatives of the University
and are role models for the campus and community. Consequently, Simon Fraser
University Department of Athletics seeks to maintain an environment that supports and
encourages fair play without being negatively influence by drug abuse. The abuse of
these chemical substances poses a serious threat to the growth, development, and overall
physical and mental well-being of our student-athletes and will not be tolerated.
This substance abuse policy is regarded as a preventative measure. It is the Department
of Athletics intent to provide a safe and healthy environment in which the student-athlete
can meet the demands of both academic and athletic pursuits.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of banned/illegal
substance is prohibited by all student-athletes at any time, including but not limited to,
anywhere the student-athlete may be during his/her tenure as an athlete for Simon Fraser
University. This includes both the University‘s place of practice, competition, training
sessions, travel, meetings or sessions, wherever that occurs; the student-athlete‘s place of
residence; and any other place of activity the student-athlete may be in attendance.
The purpose of this drug-testing policy is:
- To protect the health and welfare of the student-athlete by providing a drug free
- To develop and maintain a screening program designed to act both as a deterrent
to and as a method of detecting possible substance abuse
- To provide disciplinary action for any student-athlete found to be involved in
improper use of drugs
Statement of Rules
The Simon Fraser University Department of Athletics establishes the following rules
applicable to ALL of its student-athletes who are required to comply with the drug testing
1. A student-athlete must be ―physically qualified‖ to do the task assigned to them. A
person is not ―physically qualified‖ to perform their assigned work if he/she:
- Uses any habit-forming drug, including drugs banned by the NCAA and/or any
federal or provincial governmental agency, unless prescribed by licensed
- Fails to meet the drug testing requirements under this policy.
2. No student-athlete may be involved with Simon Fraser University athletic activities
and possess, be under the influence of, or use any drug or other substance identified
under this policy as a banned/illegal drug or any controlled substance regardless of
whether or not the individual may safely perform.
3. No student-athlete shall be knowingly involved in the use, possession, or distributions
of a banned/illegal substance while a member of Simon Fraser University athletic
4. No student-athlete shall be involved with athletic activities if their general appearance
or conduct indicates the use of a banned/illegal substance or intoxicating beverage.
Under NCAA Bylaw 10.3, no staff member of a member conference, staff members of
the athletics department or student-athletes are permitted to participate in sports
wagering in any form.
Prohibited gambling actions include but are not limited to:
- providing information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities
concerning intercollegiate athletics competition
- soliciting a bet on any intercollegiate team
- accepting a bet on any team representing the institution
- soliciting or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g.,
cash, clothing, equipment or meals)
- participating 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
- no wagers on any professional or college sports event, even those that don‘t
involve your college
- no sports ―pools,‖ even those run by your friends
- no internet gambling on sports events including fantasy leagues that award prizes
- no auction style sports events
- no sports wagering using ―800‖ numbers
- no exchange of information about your team with anyone who gambles. In other
words, no information about injuries, new plays, team morale, discipline
problems, or anything else.
- Hazing is defined by the NCAA as ―any act committed against someone joining
or becoming a member or maintaining membership in any organization that is
humiliating, intimidating, demeaning, or endangers the health and safety of the
- The NCAA also states that ―hazing includes active or passive participation in such
acts and occurs regardless of the willingness to participate in the activities.
Hazing creates an environment/climate in which dignity and respect are absent‖.
- SFU Clan Athletics prohibits all forms of hazing or initiation activities among
student-athletes. A student-athlete who participates in any way in such activities
is subject to disciplinary action, such as verbal or written reprimands, community
service, suspension, loss of athletic financial aid, and/or termination from the
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes
assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers
input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athlete‘s lives on the
NCAA member institution campuses.
Division II SAAC Mission Statement
The mission of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to
enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-
athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
The Division II SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity,
fairness and respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity
Purpose of Simon Fraser University SAAC
To represent the voice of the student-athletes of Simon Fraser University to
the Administration and Department of Athletics.
To promote and serve as liaisons of efficient communication between the
Athletic Department and its teams.
The membership of this council shall consist of one representative and one alternate from
each sport recognized by the University as a Varsity sport. The representative is to be
chosen by his or her coaching staff through any process that they see fit. In addition to
the team representative, any amount of extra team members may attend the SAAC
Individuals who are selected must be currently enrolled in the University and must meet
the same eligibility requirements as are set for all athletes. They must hold the beliefs of
this council and strive in all possible ways to fulfill the objectives of the group. Each
member of the council is responsible for attending all of the scheduled monthly meetings.
If a member cannot be present at a meeting, it is his or her responsibility to send their
alternate or another ream representative. Failure to attend meetings will result in loss of
appointment and possibly further implications for the respective team.
To serve as a forum in which in depth discussion can occur deal with any
topics seen as a concern or benefit involving the student-athletes or the
Department of Athletics
To create a greater relationship between the community of SFU and the
student-athletes of SFU
To construct committees and subcommittees to enhance and accomplish the
goals of this council and the purpose in which we pursue.
Simon Fraser University 2011 – 2012
Student Athletic Advisory Committee Representatives
Bianca Gonzales (track) Kristina Collins (Basketball)
Katie Forsythe (vball) Dashiell Buntjer (Football)
Meghan Carver (vball) Carson Gill (Soccer)
Kevin Nickerson (m swim) Chris Paredes (Basketball)
Trisha Bouchard (Softball) Courtney Triano (Swimming)
Faculty Athletic Representative
The Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) is a faculty member, outside the
Athletics Department, who is designated by the President to promote a balance
between academics and athletics.
The FAR serves as a liaison between the academic and athletic sides of the
University, and represents the University in GNAC and NCAA affairs. The FAR
can also help student-athletes by being a liaison between them and their
According to the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association they are “A
faculty voice ensuring balance between academics and athletics for the benefit of
the student-athlete,” (Faculty Athletics, 2007, para. 1). The NCAA defines the
Faculty Athletics Representative as “a member of an institution’s faculty or
administrative staff who is designated by the institution’s president or chancellor
or other appropriate entity to represent the institution and its faculty in the
institution’s relationships with the NCAA and its conference(s),” (NCAA Manual,
2010, p. 20).
At Simon Fraser University, the FAR is Dr. Peter Ruben. Dr. Ruben is a member
of the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and is the Associate
Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science. He has been
FAR at SFU since 2008.
Dr. Peter Ruben
There are no guaranteed four-year scholarships in Division II athletics because NCAA
rules do not permit an institution to award athletic financial aid for a period longer than
one academic year. This financial aid must, however, be renewed, reduced, or cancelled
prior to the next academic year.
Reduction of cancellation during the period of the award
During the period of a student –athlete‘s financial aid award (e.g., the term, the year),
their athletic financial aid may be reduced or cancelled if they:
- become ineligible for intercollegiate competition;
- fraudulently misrepresent any information on an application, letter of intent or
financial aid agreement;
- engage in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty; or
- voluntarily withdraw from their sport at any time for personal reasons.
During the period of a student-athlete‘s financial aid award (e.g., the term, the year)
his/her athletic financial aid may not be reduced or cancelled on the basis of:
- athletic ability, performance or contribution to the team‘s success;
- an injury, illness, or physical or mental medical condition; or
- for any other athletic reason.
Renewal/Non-Renewal of Athletic Aid
NCAA rules require that the student-athlete be notified by July 1 of each year as to
whether the student-athlete‘s financial aid will be renewed for the following academic
year. If the athletics department decided not to renew the student-athlete‘s financial aid,
the student-athlete will be provided an opportunity for a hearing if requested. (Athletic
aid can be reduced or cancelled for any reason at the end of a term of that scholarship).
Simon Fraser University Athletic Department Missed Class Time Policy
Due to competitive schedules and formats as well as related travel demands, it is
understood that student-athletes will miss some classes and exams. In order to help you
manage this scenario, at the beginning of each semester each student athlete will be
provided notification letters from their respective head coach for each one of their
classes. The student-Athlete will be expected to give this notification letter to their
professors. The letters will outline the days that will be missed related to intercollegiate
The Student-Athlete should determine prior to the ADD/DROP deadline whether there is
any policy in any class that would negatively impact their grade if classes are missed in
connection with athletic competition and/or related travel.
It is the responsibility of each student-athlete to communicate with their professors IN
ADVANCE of deadlines and due dates to determine what their expectations are for the
student-athlete to make up/complete missed course work.
As full time employees of the University, head coaches may facilitate missed
examinations, by accepting the responsibility of proctoring examinations of student-
athletes while away from campus on road trips – this responsibility should not be taken
lightly as academic integrity is of paramount importance to our University and athletic
In order to meet the Missed Class Time requirement of NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168, the
following policy is in effect at Simon Fraser University:
A. Student-athletes will not be permitted to attend any practice/activities that result
in a missed scheduled class or final examinations. Activities considered practice
1. Preparation and conditioning time (weight training, running, etc.)
2. Training room time (rehab, taping, etc.)
3. Meetings (to include individual film watching)
4. On-field practice
B. No contests, except for Conference or NCAA championship contests, may be
scheduled during final exam periods. Exceptions must be requested by the Senior
Director of Athletics and forwarded to the Faculty Athletics Representative for
C. Competition and travel time will attempt to avoid conflicts with final exams.
D. A student athlete may not miss more that 8 days as the result of scheduled
competition and travel time during a semester
E. Media and recruiting requests will not interfere with class or exam schedules.
F. Exceptions to the above will only be approved by the Senior Director of Athletics
who will report exceptions to the Faculty Athletics Representative.
Calculation of class time missed shall be done as follows:
Reporting time (not starting time) for a home contest or departure times for an away
contest on a day when classes are in session:
Reporting or Departure Time Days Missed
Before 12:00 noon 1
After 12:00 noon, before 3:00 p.m. ½
After 3:00 p.m. 0
Return times from multi-day trips when the day of return is a day classes are in session:
Return Time Days Missed
Before 8:00 a.m. 0
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ½
After 12:00 noon 1
A completed written request shall be used to request approval of each schedule and any
changes thereafter. Submit this request to the Associate Director of Athletics and
Compliance Office. All planned contests and conference championship events shall be
reported on your schedule and Team Travel Plans. Dates of post season championship
contests should be included as well (e.g. GNAC & NCAA Championships.)
In special cases where a coach seeks approval to schedule an event or events that will
cause a student-athlete(s) to miss more than eight (8) days, a written request must be
submitted, including the rational and a breakdown of the number of class days to be
missed for each day of the week (generally preference will be given to days with the
lowest number of absences)
Due to the unique scheduling challenges in the sport of softball (i.e., high number of
games with competitive schedules concentrated in one semester), actual class time missed
per student-athlete will be calculated if the above formula results in more than eight (8)
days missed. A waiver request will only be necessary in this sport if one or more student
athletes exceed eight (8) or more days of actual class time missed as per the formula. In
all sports, the eight (8) days does not include time missed for NCAA Championships and
post season events. It is strongly recommended that any requests for waivers be made as
early as possible.
Please see the Missed Class Waiver Policy for specifics on how to request a waiver to the
‗8 missed class days per semester‘ policy.
Joining the NCAA provides a high level of sports competition and challenge, but our
primary concern is our student-athletes succeed as students. The NCAA has strong
academic requirements and an SFU athlete is committed to maintaining the high
standards we have always demanded from our Clan teams.
We have brought together resources from across the university to give you what you need
to succeed. Just follow these steps:
1. Take the online Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) and print the
results. (Sign in with your SFU computing ID). LASSI helps identify your
strengths and weaknesses.
2. Use the Student-Athlete Study Hall and get help when you need it.
3. Meet with your coach to find out how to get access to a tutor.
Check out these links on academic support:
Countable Athletically Related Activities
Countable Athletically Related Activities (CARA) include ANY REQUIRED activity
with an athletics purpose, involving student-athletes and at the direction of, or supervised
by, any member or members of an institutions coaching staff (including strength and
conditioning coaches) and must be counted within the weekly and daily limitations.
In-Season Limitations = 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day, 1 required day off per week
Out of Season Limitations = 8 hours per week, Max 2 hours of skill instruction, 2
required days off per week
Summer Vacation Limitations = NO CARA
Voluntary activities can be monitored by the strength and conditioning coach
for safety but must be initiated by the student-athlete
Countable Athletically Related Activities include:
- Any meeting, activity or instruction involving sports-related information and
having an athletic purpose (held by Athletic staff)
- Required weight training and conditioning
Participation in individual workouts
- Required review of athletic practice or contest films or videotapes
Required camp, clinic or workshop participation
- Individual workouts required or supervised by a member of the coaching staff
- Mandatory captain‘s practices
- Required on-court/on-field activities
Countable Athletically Related Activities do NOT include:
- Study hall
- Academic meetings
- SAAC meetings
- A team meeting to discuss only the drug-testing program
SFU Equipment Room Protocol
Welcome to Simon Fraser University Varsity Athletics. This section involves the workings
and operations of the Equipment Room Service Counter.
The 2 biggest words used when interacting with the Equipment Room are PLEASE and
All student athletes will be issued the following:
Locker c/w combination lock
You will be issued a locker and combination lock. Even though your locker room is secured
by pass code access we ask that you keep your locker ―locked‖ when you are not present.
Laundry Bag and Laundry Pin
You will be given a coloured laundry mesh bag to have your training gear washed and dried.
a.) Place small items such as socks and under garments inside mesh bag. ―Do not over fill‖
the bag as the clothing will not wash and dry properly. Check for holes in the meshing.
Damaged bags will be replaced.
b.) Take your assigned Numbered Laundry Pin and weave it through the mesh opening
making sure it is weaved tightly so that items do not slip through the pin and mesh opening.
c.) Take t-shirts, shorts, sweat tops and bottoms (not through draw strings) and slip through
pin, then close off the pin.
** No street attire will be washed and delicate clothing is not recommended.
d.) Give 4 – 6 hours or next day to pick up your clean garments.
**Remember your Laundry Pin ##
2 White Towels
You will be issued 2 towels. You are responsible for exchanging these towels at the
Equipment Room Counter.
a.) Equipment room staff MUST see you toss your towels into laundry cart.
b.) Equipment room staff will then give you the equivalent amount of clean towels back in
c.) Towels are provided to dry your bodies. Do not use towels to wipe dirty, greasy or blood
** If we do not see you toss towels into the cart, you WILL NOT receive towels
Equipment Room Hours
Monday – Friday > 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday > 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sports Medicine Policies
Sports medicine personnel will provide medical care to all student-athletes for any illness
or injury incurred while directly participating in sanctioned athletic practices or
intercollegiate competitions sponsored by the Athletic Department. The goal of sports
medicine staff is to help provide for the physical and mental well being of all SFU
athletes through the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic related
injuries and where appropriate the referral to the appropriate medical provider.
Student-athletes who are participating in an athletic program for the first time, must
undergo a physical exam and be cleared to participate by a physician. This must be
arranged by the individual student-athlete; Simon Fraser University does not organize
this for you. In addition, all of the medical release forms and insurance information
required by SFU Sports Medicine Department must be completed and on file prior to the
first countable athletically related activity.
Returning student-athletes must fill out a medical history update and undergo a physical
screening each year. All medical forms required by SFU Sports Medicine Department
must be completed and on file prior to the first countable athletically related activity of
the academic year.
Concussion Management Plan
All SFU student-athletes (new and returning) are required to undergo baseline concussion
testing as part of their annual pre-participation medical examination. This must be
completed prior to the start of any practices and may be arranged through the Athletic
Therapy staff. There will be an educational session regarding concussions during the
annual Fall Start Up Meeting.
Proof of medical insurance is REQUIRED before any sport participation. The guidelines
for BC students, out of province students, and international students are as follows.
Students from other Canadian Provinces
1. Please maintain your current provincial health insurance and provide the ID
information on your medical form to facilitate proper care in the case of illness/injury.
International Students (Students from outside Canada)
1. ―BC requires that Residents; including students and/or anyone issued a Canada
Immigration Study Permit must procure and maintain British Columbia Medical
Services Plan (BC MSP) insurance. Students attending Simon Fraser University
are therefore required to maintain BC MSP. The application form is available at:
2. Apply for your BC MSP card as soon as you arrive and reside in British
Columbia. We require PROOF OF APPLICATION prior to participation in a
3. There is a 90 day waiting (residency) period that is required by the BC
Government prior to processing any application for BC MSP. The BC MSP
Insurance will become effective 90 days after your arrival in BC and you will
receive a BC Care Card.
4. While you await coverage from BC MSP, you will be REQUIRED to
maintain coverage under the Global Campus Health Plan through David
Cummings Insurance Services. We will require PROOF OF COVERAGE
prior to participation in a sport; the application form is available at:
Supplementary Medical Insurance
Recreation & Athletics maintains two supplementary accidental medical insurance for
varsity student-athletes which cover the cost of hospitalization or immediate medical care
resulting directly from a varsity sport injury or from any associated travel. These policies
primarily respond to the extra costs incurred when an injury takes place outside the
Province of British Columbia.
Please note that the Department‘s medical insurance is ―excess‖ only; that is, it covers the
portion of those claims or costs which are not reimbursed by a student-athlete‘s other
collectible insurance. If the student-athlete fails to maintain his / her basic MSP or
extended health insurance, the University will not accept responsibility or financial
liability for any required medical or dental treatments.
Non-Athletic Related Injuries
The NCAA does not allow the University to pay for non-athletic related injuries or
illnesses that an individual student-athlete may fall victim to.
Physiotherapy clinic hours vary depending on the time of year. During the varsity
season, the clinic is generally open M-F, 8am – 7pm. Weekends the clinic will only be
open for scheduled games and will open 1.5 hours pre-game (3 hours pre-game for
football). The clinic may be open on a limited basis for some practices on weekends.
Clinic phone number is: 778-782-4457 to schedule or cancel appointments.
Physio Clinic Guidelines
o Athletes MUST sign up for treatment times on schedules in the main office.
Please ensure that you print your full name (in pencil) and body part to be
treated. If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, notify the
therapist as soon as possible. (778-782-4457)
o Sign up list for taping is on the clipboard by whirlpool room.
o Whirlpool Room Guidelines
You MUST ask before entering the whirlpool room
You must shower prior to using hot and cold whirlpools
Do not put more ice into cold whirlpools without asking staff
Only 6 people are allowed in the whirlpool room at one time due to
Health Authority Regulations
Please dry off before exiting the whirlpools to prevent water on the
o Please try to keep the noise in the clinic to a minimum. It is difficult for
therapists to converse with their patients when competing with athletes who are
o Conduct yourself in a respectful manner while in the clinic. You will be asked
to leave if your behaviour becomes disruptive or is offensive to others.
o If you are ill or are seeing your own family doctor for an injury, please inform
Laurie, Al or Ashley. For varsity athletes who have been injured, we may make
an appointment for you to see one of our team physicians (Dr. Merth or Dr.
McCormack). These are very busy doctors so DO NOT miss an appointment
made for you.
o When a therapist has prescribed an exercise and rehab program, it is expected
that you will follow through with this until instructed otherwise!
o If you have any questions relating to medications and potential drug testing
implications, please talk to Laurie or Al. We can help you determine whether a
substance is permitted or not.
o Remove spikes or cleats before entering clinic and remove shoes before getting
onto the treatment tables.
o Do not use equipment or supplies without asking permission and do not remove
supplies or equipment from the clinic without permission. This includes tape.
o Self-treatment is not permitted. All taping, wrapping, electrotherapy, etc. will
be provided by clinic staff.
o Food and drinks, other than water, are not permitted in the clinic.
o Use of cell phones in the clinic is not permitted at any time. Please turn them
o Dress Appropriately; the clinic is a co-ed facility
o When using hotpacks, do not lie on or place significant weight on them when
heating your back or hamstrings as they may burst. Also ensure you always
have a towel between the hotpack and your skin to prevent burning.
o If you require ice, please help yourself to the ice machine and bags or ice cups
(in the freezer section of the fridge). Do not ice an area longer than 15 minutes
in order to avoid frostbite.
o Nail clippers are kept on the corkboard by the whirlpool room door. Please
ensure nail clippings find their way into the garbage.
SFU Strength and Conditioning Centre
Failure to abide by these Policies and Procedures could result in the indefinite restriction
of access for individuals.
Primary Rules to Abide by:
A. Leave the Conditioning Centre in a better, cleaner state than when you
B. Treat others in the Conditioning Centre as you would wish to be treated.
1. No food, tobacco products or soft-drinks in the weight room at any time. No glass
2. Wear proper lifting attire (shorts, t-shirt, shoes) at all times. No blue jeans, street-
shoes or open-toed shoes (sandals) are permitted.
3. Return all free weights, plates, bars, boxes, benches and other equipment to their
correct racks and storage areas when you are finished with them.
4. Do not sit on equipment (i.e. benches) when resting in between sets if there is
potential for others to use that equipment.
5. No horseplay at any time. This includes throwing of footballs, basketballs, etc.
6. Only full-size Olympic rubber bumper plates permitted on lifting platforms.
7. Use of collars mandatory for Olympic weightlifting platforms.
8. Use a towel to wipe off excess perspiration on benches and other equipment when
you are finished. If you can bring your own towel, please do so.
9. Do not monopolize weights or equipment. If you are using a piece of equipment,
please allow others to ―work-in.‖
10. No sport bags, backpacks or book packs allowed in weight room. Use of a locker is
recommended. Chalk bags or accessory bags are permitted.
11. Do not alter, disassemble or move any pieces of equipment from its designated spot.
12. Use of a spotter is recommended, particularly for maximal lifts.
13. Do not remove any pieces of equipment from the weight room, unless consent is
provided by Strength and Conditioning and/or weight room staff.
14. Do not place weights or bars on upholstered area or lean against walls or machines.
15. Do not drop weights (including dumbbells) on the floor, except where rubber
bumper plates are being used on an appropriate Olympic lifting platform.
16. Overt profanity, excessively loud or suggestive language is prohibited.
17. Weight room staff can ask any patron to leave the facility if deemed necessary.
18. Report any damage to equipment or personal injury to weight room staff
immediately. Do not attempt to use damaged equipment.
19. When music played in the weight room, you must consider the tolerances and
preference of others. Volume should be kept down to allow for instruction and
conversations. If you are asked to turn your music down by another patron, please
comply. Music that contains profanity or suggestive language is also prohibited.
20. Refrain from hazardous, unnecessary and risky exercises (i.e. squatting on exercise
21. Please be courteous to all other athletes.
22. Verbal or physical abuse to property, participants or staff will not be tolerated and
will result in immediate expulsion from the premises by security staff.
23. Proper identification (student ID) must always be available for viewing by weight
room staff and exchange between athletes for equipment room use.
24. Individuals are responsible for any damage that results from improper use of
equipment, negligence or horseplay.
25. Adhere to basic personal hygiene requirements for exercising including making sure
your clothes are regularly clean and ensuring that body deodorants and/or
antiperspirants are used appropriately. Weight room staff reserves the right to ask
patrons to leave if they are creating discomfort for other weight room users, or
tracking dirt or grass into the facility. Persons who sweat excessively should have a
towel on hand to wipe down equipment.
26. Children aged 11 and under are not permitted to be in the weight room for safety
reasons. Athletes between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age must be accompanied
and closely supervised by a coach or a Certified Strength and Conditioning
27. No dumbbells, boxes, blocks or other damaging items can be used on the wooden
decks of the Olympic lifting platforms.
28. No outside coaches or personal trainers are permitted to coach athletes in this
facility without the authorization of the SFU Strength and Conditioning Coach.
29. Mobile/cell phones and other communication devices must be switched off during
your time in the facility. Such devices only distract people from good technique and
30. Under no circumstances will we tolerate discussion or use of banned substances (i.e.
anabolic steroids) or illegal recreational drugs. Failure to abide by this rule will
result in one warning, and then immediate expulsion.
Thank you for your consideration and care.
A Booster is a representative of SFU athletics interests who is an individual or business
that is known by SFU to have participated in any of the following:
- Been a member of an organization promoting SFU Athletics
- Contributed financially to SFU Athletics, individual athletic programs or any
other SFU athletic sport specific booster organization
- Provided NCAA permissible benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families
YOU as a student-athlete can NOT accept any extra benefit from a booster. Any
unauthorized action by a booster can result in serious violations and penalties for
SFU Athletics and more importantly, render you ineligible for competition.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a
representative of the institution‘s athletics interest to provide a student-athlete or the
student-athletes relatives 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 institutions students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment
of the student body (e.g. foreign student, minority student) determined on basis unrelated
to athletic ability.
A Booster may NOT…
- Provide any type of benefit to a student-athlete that is not available to the general
- Provide cash or loans, discounts, or gifts
- Use the student athlete to promote a product, service or sale
A Booster May…
- Provide donations to SFU sports teams for the benefit of the team in general
- Attend functions involving student-athletes
- Employ student-athletes provided the compensation is paid only for work
performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality
- Provide the occasional meal (once a semester) to a SFU student-athlete provided
it has been approved by SFU Compliance
SFU Compliance encourages you to ask any questions before accepting any gifts,
offers, or employment from anyone.
Summary of NCAA Regulations
Purpose: To summarize NCAA regulations regarding eligibility of student-athletes to
DISCLAIMER: THE SUMMARY OF NCAA REGULATIONS DOES NOT
INCLUDE ALL NCAA DIVISION II BYLAWS. FOR A COMPLETE LIST, GO
TO WWW.NCAA.ORG. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING AND
UNDERSTANDING THE APPPLICATION OF ALL BYLAWS RELATED TO
YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE. CONTACT YOUR INSTITUTION’S
COMPLIANCE OFFICE OR THE NCAA IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
This summary of NCAA regulations contains information about your eligibility to
compete in intercollegiate athletics.
This summary has two parts:
1. Part I is for all student-athletes.
2. Part II is for new student-athletes only (those signing the Student-Athlete Statement for
the first time).
If you have questions, ask your director of athletics (or his or her official designee) or
refer to the 2011-12 NCAA Division II Manual. The references in brackets after each
summarized regulation show you where to find the regulation in the Division II Manual.
Part I: For All Student-Athletes.
This part of the summary discusses ethical conduct, amateurism, financial aid, academic
standards and other regulations concerning your eligibility for intercollegiate
1. Ethical Conduct – All Sports.
a. 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]
b. You have engaged in unethical conduct if you refuse to furnish information relevant to
an investigation of a possible violation of an NCAA regulation when requested to do so
by the NCAA or your institution. [Bylaw 10.1-(a)]
c. You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly provide information to individuals
involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics
competition; solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team; accept a bet on any team
representing the institution or solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for
any item (e.g., cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value. [Bylaw 10.3]
d. You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly participate in any gambling activity
that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics through a bookmaker, a parlay card
or any other method employed by organized gambling. [Bylaw 10.3]
e. You are not eligible to compete if you have shown dishonesty in evading or violating
NCAA regulations. [Bylaws 10.1 and 14.01.3.3]
2. Amateurism – All Sports
a. You are not eligible for participation in a sport if after initial full-time collegiate
enrollment you have ever:
(1) Taken pay, or the promise of pay, for competing in that sport;
(2) Agreed (orally or in writing) to compete in professional athletics in that sport;
(3) Played on any professional athletics team as defined by the NCAA in that sport; or
(4) Used your athletics skill for pay in any form in that sport. [Bylaw 12.1.2]
b. 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. [Bylaw 12.3]
c. 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. [Bylaw 12.5.2]
d. 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. [Bylaw
3. Seasons of Competition – All Sports.
The following rules are applicable to all Division II student-athletes first entering a
collegiate institution on or after August 1, 2010:
If you did not enroll in a collegiate institution as a full-time student in the regular
academic term that begins immediately after a one-year time period (the next opportunity
to enroll after the one calendar-year period has elapsed) following high school
graduation, you have used one season of intercollegiate competition for each consecutive
12-month period after the one-year time period and before initial full-time collegiate
enrollment in which you participated in organized competition. [Bylaws 22.214.171.124 and
a. Activities constituting use of a season:
(1) Any competition that is scheduled in advance;
(2) Any competition in which official score is kept;
(3) Any competition in which individual or team standings or statistics are maintained;
(4) Any competition in which an official timer or game officials are used;
(5) Any competition in which admission is charged;
(6) Any competition in which teams are regularly formed or team rosters are predetermined;
(7) Any competition in which team uniforms are used;
(8) Any competition in which an individual or team is privately or commercially sponsored; or
(9) Any competition that is either directly or indirectly sponsored, promoted or ad-ministered by
an individual, an organization or any other agency. [Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1.2]
b. If you discontinued high school enrollment before graduation and participated in any
of the activities constituting use of a season, you have used one season of intercollegiate
competition for each consecutive 12-month period after a one-year time period (the next
opportunity to enroll after one calendar year has elapsed) following the discontinued
enrollment and before initial full-time collegiate enrollment. [Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1.1.3]
c. If you have used a season(s) of competition according to the regulations above, you
must fulfill an academic year in residence at any member institution prior to being
eligible to represent your institution in that specific sport in intercollegiate competition.
4. Financial Aid All - Sports.
a. You are not eligible if you receive financial aid other than the financial aid that your
institution distributes. However, it is permissible to receive:
(1) Money from anyone on whom you are naturally or legally dependent;
(2) Financial aid that has been awarded to you on a basis other than athletics ability; or
(3) Financial aid from an entity outside your institution that meets the requirements
specified in the Division II Manual. [Bylaw 15.01.3]
(4) On or off-campus employment earnings, provided the compensation does not include
remuneration for value that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of publicity,
reputation, fame or personal following; the student-athlete is compensated only for work actually
performed; and the student-athlete is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in
that locality for similar services.
b. 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.
5. Academic Standards All - Sports.
a. Eligibility for Competition.
(1) To be eligible to compete, you must:
(a) Have been admitted as a regularly enrolled, degree-seeking student
according to the published entrance requirements of your institution;
(b) Be in good academic standing according to the standards of your
(c) 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 enrolled in a full-time
graduate or professional degree program (as defined by the institution
for all graduate students in that program) or be enrolled and seeking a
second baccalaureate degree at your institution. [Bylaws 14.01.2,
14.1.8 and 14.1.9]
(2) 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. [Bylaw 184.108.40.206.7.3]
(3) You are eligible to compete during the official vacation period immediately before
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. [Bylaw 220.127.116.11.7.1]
(4) 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. [Bylaw18.104.22.168.7.2]
b. Eligibility for Practice.
(1) 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, which shall not
be less than 12 semester or quarter hours, regardless of the institution‘s
definition of a minimum full-time program of studies. [Bylaw
(2) 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. [Bylaw
(3) You also are eligible to practice if you are enrolled in the final
semester or quarter of a baccalaureate 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. [Bylaw 22.214.171.124.7.3]
c. Continuing Eligibility All Sports.
(1) In order to be eligible for competition at the end of each academic term, a student-
athlete must successfully complete six semester or six quarter hours of academic credit
the preceding regular academic term in which the student-athlete has been enrolled full
time at any collegiate institution. [Bylaw 126.96.36.199-(a)] (Beginning in the fall 2005 term
and all terms after that.)
(2) 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
record 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.
(a) 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 institution's preceding regular two
semesters or three quarters. [Bylaw 188.8.131.52-(b)]
A repeated course may have an effect on the required 24 hour
credits needed every academic year. Athletes are advised to see
their coach or the compliance director before registering for any
(b) 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. [Bylaw 184.108.40.206.4]
(c) You must achieve the following minimum grade-point average (based
on a maximum of 4.000) at the beginning of the fall term or at the
beginning of any other regular term of the academic year, based on you
i. 24 semester or 36 quarter hours: 1.800;
ii. 48 semester or 72 quarter hours: 1.900;
iii. 72 semester or 108 quarter hours: 2.000; and
iv. 96 semester or 144 quarter hours: 2.000. [Bylaw 220.127.116.11]
Note: SFU standards overrule the NCAA in this category and
require a student-athlete to maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA after
(d) You must meet the minimum grade-point average at the certifying
institution based on the method of calculation used by the institution
for calculating grade-point averages for all students, and the
calculation shall only include coursework normally counted by the
institution in calculating the grade-point average for graduation.
(e) 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 completed an academic year in
residence yet or used one season of eligibility in a sport at their current
institution.) [Bylaw 18.104.22.168.5]
(1) 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 Bylaw 14.02.10, if you:
(a) Graduate from high school;
(b) Attain a minimum high school grade-point average of 2.000 in 14 core-
curriculum courses as specified in Bylaw 22.214.171.124; and
(c) Achieve the required sum ACT (68) or SAT (820) score as specified in Bylaw
(2) You are referred to as a partial qualifier and are eligible to receive institutional and
athletically related financial aid if you fail to meet the criteria for a qualifier, but at the
time of graduation from high school you attain a minimum high school grade-point
average of 2.000 in 14 core-curriculum courses as specified in Bylaw 126.96.36.199 or achieve
the required sum ACT (68) or SAT (820) score. You may not compete in your sport
during your first academic year in residence; however, you may practice on campus or at
your institution‘s regular practice facility. [Bylaws 14.02.10, 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.]
(3) You are referred to as a nonqualifier if you fail to meet the criteria above for
qualifiers or partial qualifiers. Although a nonqualifier is ineligible for practice and
competition during the first academic year in residence, a nonqualifier may receive nonathletics
institutional aid, provided certification by the faculty athletics representative and the chair of the
financial aid committee that the financial aid was granted without regard to athletics ability is on
file in the office of the director of athletics. [Bylaws 14.02.10.3, 220.127.116.11.1 and 15.5.1-(b)]
(4) If you are a nonqualifier or partial qualifier, you will have four seasons of eligibility
after your first academic year in residence. However, student-athletes who have
exhausted three seasons of competition in Division I are not eligible for further seasons of
competition in Division II. [Bylaw 14.3.3]
6. Other Regulations Concerning Eligibility All - Sports.
a. You are not eligible to participate in more than four seasons of intercollegiate
competition. [Bylaw 14.2]
b. You are not eligible after the first 10 semesters or 15 quarters in which you were
enrolled at a collegiate institution in at least a minimum full-time program of studies as
determined by the institution, except for extensions that have been approved in
accordance with NCAA legislation. [Bylaws 14.2.2 and 18.104.22.168]
c. 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
and you have eligibility remaining as set forth in Bylaw 14.2.2.
d. You are eligible for championships that occur within 60 days of the date you complete
the requirements for your degree. [Bylaw 22.214.171.124]
7. All Sports Other Than Basketball.
You are not eligible in your sport for the rest of your season if, after enrollment in
college and during any year in which you were a member of an intercollegiate
team, you competed as a member of any outside team in any noncollegiate,
amateur competition in the sport during the playing season. Competing in the
Olympic Games tryouts and competition, and other specified national and
international competition is permitted. [Bylaws 14.7.1, 14.7.3 and 14.7.5]
8. Basketball Only.
a. 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. [Bylaws 14.7.2,
14.7.4 and 14.7.5]
b. There are no restrictions on the participation of Division II student-athletes in outside
basketball competition during the summer. [Bylaw 126.96.36.199-(a)]
9. Transfer Students Only.
a. You are a transfer student if:
(1) 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 load and you attended a class or classes while enrolled as a full-time student; or
(2) 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. [Bylaw 14.5.2]
b. 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 Bylaw 188.8.131.52 or one of the waivers specified in Bylaw 184.108.40.206.
c. 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 Bylaw 14.5.4 or the exceptions
specified in Bylaw 220.127.116.11.
d. 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 Bylaw 18.104.22.168 or the
exceptions specified in Bylaw 22.214.171.124.
10. Drugs All - Sports.
a. A student-athlete who, as a result of a drug test administered by the NCAA, is found to
have used a substance on the list of banned drug classes shall be declared ineligible for
further participation in postseason or regular-season competition during the time period
ending one calendar year after the collection of the student-athlete's positive drug test
specimen. The student-athlete shall be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season
of competition in all sports if the season of competition has not yet begun or a minimum
of the equivalent of one full season of competition in all sports if the student-athlete tests
positive during his or her season of competition (i.e., the remainder of contests in the
current season and contests in the next season up to the period of time in which the
student-athlete was declared ineligible during the previous year). The student-athlete
shall remain ineligible until the student-athlete tests negative (in accordance with the
testing methods authorized by the NCAA Executive Committee) and the student-athlete‘s
eligibility is restored by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.
b. If the student-athlete who tested positive for any drug other than a ―street drug‖ as
defined in Bylaw 126.96.36.199 tests positive a second time for the use of any drug other than a
―street drug‖ as defined in Bylaw 188.8.131.52, he or she shall lose all remaining regular-
season and postseason eligibility in all sports. If the student-athlete tests positive for the
use of a ―street drug‖ after being restored to eligibility, he or she shall lose 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. Bylaw 184.108.40.206.2 also
provides that the NCAA Executive Committee shall adopt a list of banned drugs and authorize
methods for drug testing of student-athletes on a year-round basis. [Bylaws 220.127.116.11 and
c. A policy adopted by the NCAA Executive Committee establishes that 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. You will remain ineligible until you retest
negative and your eligibility has been restored by the NCAA Committee on Student-
Athlete Reinstatement. [Bylaws 18.104.22.168.1 and 22.214.171.124.1.1]
11. Non-NCAA Athletics Organization Positive Drug Test - All Sports.
a. If you test positive for banned substances by a non-NCAA athletics organization, you
must notify your director of athletics regarding the positive drug test. You also must
permit the NCAA to test you for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw 126.96.36.199.
b. If the result of the NCAA drug test is positive, you will lose all remaining eligibility
during the season in which you tested positive and an additional season of competition.
c. The director of athletics must notify the vice president of NCAA educational affairs in
writing regarding a student-athlete‘s disclosure of a previous positive drug test
administered by any other athletics organization.
d. 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 NCAA Executive Committee)
and request that eligibility be restored by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete
Reinstatement. [Bylaw 188.8.131.52.1.3]
e. 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. The list is located on the
NCAA Web site (www.ncaa.org) or may be obtained from the NCAA health and safety
staff in educational affairs.
Part II: For New Student-Athletes Only.
This part of the summary contains information about your recruitment, which is governed
by Bylaw 13 of the Division II Manual.
a. Offers All Sports.
(1) You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, any staff
member of your institution or any other representative of your institution's
athletics interests provided or offered to you, your relatives or your friends
any financial aid or other benefits that NCAA legislation does not permit.
(2) An institution's staff member or any representative of its athletics
interests shall not be involved, directly or indirectly, in making
arrangements for or giving or offering to give any financial aid or other
benefits to the prospect or the prospect's relatives or friends, other than
expressly permitted by NCAA regulations. Receipt of a benefit by
prospective 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 prospective students or
their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body
(e.g., international students, minority students) determined on a basis
unrelated to athletics ability. For violations of this bylaw in which the
value of the offer or inducement is $100 or less, the eligibility of the
individual (i.e., prospective or enrolled student-athlete) shall not be
affected conditioned on the individual repaying the value of the benefit
to a charity of his or her choice. The individual, however, shall remain
ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of the receipt of
the impermissible benefit until the individual repays the benefit.
Violations of this bylaw remain institutional violations per NCAA
Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the individual's repayment
shall be forwarded to the enforcement staff. [Bylaw 13.2.1]
b. Contacts All Sports.
(1) For purposes of this section, contact means ―any face-to-face
encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective
student-athlete‘s relatives or legal guardian(s) and an institutional staff
member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs
in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face
encounter that is prearranged (e.g., positions himself/herself in a
location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds
of the prospective student-athlete's educational institution or at the site
of organized competition or practice involving the prospective student-
athlete or the prospective student-athlete‘s high school, preparatory
school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact,
regardless of whether any conversation occurs.‖ [Bylaw 13.02.3]
(2) You are not eligible if any staff member of your institution:
(a) Contacted you, your relatives or your legal guardians in person
off your institution‘s campus before you completed your junior
year in high school (except for students at military academies)
as described in Bylaw 184.108.40.206;
(b) Contacted you in person off your institution‘s campus more
than the number of times specified in Bylaw 13.1.6; or
(c) Contacted you in person off your institution‘s campus outside the
time periods specified in Bylaw 13.1.4 for football and basketball.
(3) You are not eligible if anyone from your institution, other than an
authorized staff member, contacted you, your relatives or your legal
guardian in person on or off your institution‘s campus to recruit you.
(4) You are not eligible if, while you were being recruited, any staff
member of your institution or any other representative of your
institution‘s athletics interests contacted you during the day or days of
competition at the site of any athletics competition in which you were
competing. It was permissible for such contact to occur (during the
permissible period) after the competition if the appropriate high school
authority released you prior to the contact. [Bylaw 220.127.116.11]
c. Publicity All Sports.
(1) You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, your
institution publicized any visit that you made to its campus. [Bylaw
(2) You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, you
appeared on a radio or television program that involved a coach or
another member of the staff of the athletics department at your
institution. [Bylaw 13.10.3]
d. Letter-of-Intent Signing.
You are not eligible if a staff member of your institution was present while you
were signing, at an off-campus site, a National Letter of Intent or an acceptance of
a financial aid offer from your institution or your conference. [Bylaw 18.104.22.168]
e. Source of Funds All - Sports.
You are not eligible if any organization or group of people outside your
institution spent money recruiting you to attend your institution, including
entertaining, giving gifts or services and providing transportation to you or your
relatives or friends. [Bylaw 13.14.4]
g. Sports Camps.
You are not eligible if, before you enrolled at your institution, the institution,
members of its staff or a representative of its athletics interests employed, or gave
you free or reduced admission privileges to attend its camp or clinic after you
started classes for the ninth grade. [Bylaw 22.214.171.124.1]
h. Visits, Transportation and Entertainment All - Sports.
(1) You are not eligible under Bylaws 13.5, 13.6 or 13.7 if, before you
enrolled at your institution, any of the following happened to you:
(a) Your institution paid more than the actual round-trip cost by direct
route between your home and the campus when you made your one
expense-paid visit; or
(b) Your institution entertained you, your parents (or legal
guardians) or your spouse excessively during your expense-paid
visit or entertained your friends or other relatives at any site.1
1 Unless the value of the benefit was $100 or less.
(2) A prospect may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than the
opening day of classes of the prospect‘s senior year in high school.
Violations of this bylaw shall be considered institutional violations per
Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the
prospective student-athlete's eligibility. [Bylaw 126.96.36.199.1]
(3) A member institution may not provide an expense-paid visit to a high
school or preparatory school prospect until he or she: (a) presents the
institution with a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PLAN or an ACT test
taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions. The
score must be presented in writing through a testing-agency document
or on a high school (or college) academic transcript (official or
unofficial) or through the use of the applicable testing agency's
automated voice system. An international or learning-disabled prospect
who requires a special administration of the PSAT, SAT, PLAN or
ACT may present such a score on the approval of the appropriate
academic requirements committee; (b) registers with the NCAA
Eligibility Center; and (c) is placed on the institution‘s Institutional
Request List with the Eligibility Center. [Bylaw 13.6.2]
(4) You are not eligible if, at any time that you were visiting your
institution‘s campus at your own expense, your institution paid for
anything more than the following:
(a) During an unofficial visit, the institution may not pay any
expenses or provide any entertainment except a maximum of
three complimentary admissions to a campus athletics event in
which the institution‘s intercollegiate team practices or
competes. Such complimentary admissions are for the
exclusive use of the prospect and those persons accompanying
the prospect on the visit and must be issued on an individual-
game basis. Providing seating during the conduct of the event
(including intermission) for the prospect or those persons
accompanying the prospect in the facility‘s press box, special
seating box(es) or bench area is specifically prohibited. For
violations of this bylaw in which the individual receives an
excessive number of complimentary admissions, and the value
of the excessive admissions is $100 or less, the eligibility of the
individual (i.e., prospective or enrolled student-athlete) shall
not be affected conditioned on the individual repaying the value
of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice. The individual,
however, shall remain ineligible from the time the institution
has knowledge of the
(b) receipt of the impermissible benefit until the individual repays the
benefit. Violations of this bylaw remain institutional violations per
Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the individual's repayment
shall be forwarded to the enforcement staff. [Bylaw 188.8.131.52]
(c) During any unofficial recruiting visit, the institution may
provide the prospect with transportation to view practice and
competition sites in the prospect's sport and other institutional
facilities and to attend an institution‘s home athletics contest
(on or off-campus). An institutional staff member must
accompany the prospect during such a trip. For violations of
Bylaw 13.5.3 in which the value of the transportation is $100 or
less, the eligibility of the individual (i.e., prospective or
enrolled student-athlete) shall not be affected conditioned on
the individual repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of
his or her choice. The individual, however, shall remain
ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of the
receipt of the impermissible benefit until the individual repays
the benefit. Violations of this bylaw remain institutional
violations per Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the
individual's repayment shall be forwarded to the enforcement
staff with the institution‘s self-report of the violation. [Bylaw
(d) A meal at the dining hall of your institution or a meal at an off-
campus site if all institutional dining halls were closed and the
institution normally provides similar meals to all visiting
prospective students. [Bylaw 184.108.40.206.1]
(e) An institution shall not permit its athletics department staff
members or representatives of its athletics interests to pay,
provide or arrange for the payment of transportation costs
incurred by relatives, friends or legal guardian(s) of a prospect
to visit the campus or elsewhere. [Bylaw 220.127.116.11]
(5) You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, your institution
gave you complimentary admissions to more than one regular-season
home game scheduled outside your institution's community or gave
you more than three complimentary admissions to that one regular-
season home game scheduled outside your institution‘s community.
(6) You are not eligible if, when you were being recruited, a staff member
of your institution‘s athletics department spent money other than what
was necessary for the staff member‘s (or representative‘s) personal
expenses during an off-campus visit with you. [Bylaw 13.14.2]
i. Precollege or Postgraduate Expense - All Sports.
An institution or a representative of its athletics interests shall not offer, provide
or arrange financial assistance, directly or indirectly, to pay (in whole or in part)
the costs of the prospect's educational or other expenses for any period before his
or her enrollment or so the prospect can obtain a postgraduate education. For
violations of Bylaw 13.15 in which the value of the benefit received directly by
the prospective student-athlete is$100 or less, the eligibility of the prospective
student-athlete shall not be affected conditioned on the prospective student-athlete
repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice. However, the
prospective student-athlete shall remain ineligible from the time the institution has
knowledge of receipt of the direct impermissible benefit until the prospective
student-athlete repays the benefit. Violations of this bylaw remain institutional
violations per Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the prospective student-
athlete‘s repayment shall be forwarded to the enforcement staff. [Bylaw 13.15.1]
SFU ATHLETICS DIRECTORY
Name Position Email Phone
Peg Johnsen email@example.com 778-782-4080
Athletics & Recreation
Associate Director Athletics/
Mike Renney firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-5670
Laurie Freebairn Senior Women Administrator email@example.com 778-782-5442
Neena Singh Athletics Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 778 782 3200
Kelly Weber Athletics Coordinator email@example.com 778-782-3314
Eugenie Ko Athletic Administration Co. firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-3941
Steve Lewarne Advancement Officer email@example.com 778-782-3613
TBA Sports Information Director firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-4057
Margaret Jones Special Projects Coordinator email@example.com 778-782-3360
Stacie Anaka Events Coordinator Sja6@sfu.ca 778-782-4056
Dave Olafson Equipment Foreman firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-7247
Dino Geremeia Academics First email@example.com 778-782-3318
Derek Hansen Strength & Conditioning Coach firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-4059
Laurie Freebairn Head Physiotherapist email@example.com 778-782-5442
Al Best Athletic Therapist firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-4457
Ashley Cornish Athletic Therapist email@example.com 778-782-4457
James Blake Head Coach - Men's Basketball firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-3177
Assistant Coach Men‘s
Chris Cline Chris_cline@sfu.ca TBA
Head Coach - Women's
Bruce Langford email@example.com 778-782-5394
Assistant Coach – Women‘s
Courtney Gerwing firstname.lastname@example.org TBA
Dave Johnson Head Coach - Football email@example.com 778-782-3316
Brent Barnes Offensive Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-3178
Defensive Coordinator 778-782-3759
John Buchanan Head Coach - Golf email@example.com 604-936-3823
Alan Koch Head Coach - Men's Soccer Alan_koch@sfu.ca 778-782-3685
Shelley Howieson Head Coach – Women‘s Soccer Howieson@sfu.ca 778-782-3931
Head Coach - Swimming &
Liam Donnelly firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-3176
Cory Beatt Assistant Coach - Swimming email@example.com 778-782-5069
Brit Townsend Head Coach – CC/Track & Field firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-3382
Lisa Sulatycki Head Coach - Volleyball email@example.com 778-782-3755
Mike Jones Head Coach - Wrestling firstname.lastname@example.org 778-782-4382
Justin Abdou Assistant Coach - Wrestling email@example.com 778-782-4058
2011-2012 Important Dates
Fall Term (Aug-Dec 2011)
August 30 - September
September 5 Labour Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.
September 6 Classes start
October 6-7 Convocation
October 10 Thanksgiving. All classes cancelled and offices closed.
Remembrance Day. All classes cancelled and offices
December 5 Last day of classes
December 7 -18 Exams
Spring Term (Jan-Apr 2012)
Statutory holiday in lieu of New Year‘s Day. All classes
cancelled and offices closed.
January 2-3 Orientation
January 5 Classes start
February 13-17 Reading break
April 6-9 Easter break. All classes cancelled and offices closed.
April 11 Last day of classes
April 13-23 Exams