Compliance

The Western New England Athletic Department strives to provide its student-athletes with a first class experience in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. Western New England pursues excellence in athletics within the framework of institutional control and operational integrity. Compliance with all NCAA regulations and guidelines is of the highest priority for our athletic program and institution. Additionally, Western New England’s athletic programs are governed by the regulations of its various conference affiliations: Commonwealth Coast Conference, New England Football Conference, Pilgrim Wrestling League and the New England Wrestling Association.


COMPLIANCE STAFF

For questions regarding NCAA rules, please contact:
Dave Proulx
Compliance Director
Office:  (413) 782-1377 
FAX:  (413) 782-1508
E-mail:  dproulx@wne.edu 

“Ask Before You Act”

Many NCAA rules have exceptions and distinctions that govern how and when they apply to individual student-athletes or specific situations within NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. If there is any concern or doubt over how potential actions might affect eligibility or result in penalty, we strongly urge you to remember the NCAA mottos “Ask Before You Act” and “Better Safe Than Sorry.”

ELIGIBILITY 101

All student-athletes must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for practice and competition:

COMPLIANCE

A) Meeting with the Compliance Coordinator at the beginning of each academic year that includes discussion of NCAA, conference, and institutional rules, regulations, and policies. All eligibility paperwork must be filled out accurately and completely.
 
B) NCAA International Form completed and verified (international students only).

Download NCAA Compliance Forms Here

2015-16 NCAA DIVISION III SUMMARY OF REGULATIONS

NCAA List of Banned Substances / Organization: NCAA III Password: ncaa3


HEALTH SERVICES & SPORTS MEDICINE 

A series of mandatory forms from the College’s Health Services and Sports Medicine departments must be downloaded and completed prior to practicing or competing. To obtain these forms, please visit our Incoming Student-Athlete page.

ELIGIBILITY POLICY/SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

TRANSFERS

If you are interested in transferring to Western New England from either a two or four-year college (NCAA Division I, II, or III, Junior College, or NAIA), we need to receive written permission to contact you from the school you are at before our coaches can contact you directly. If you would like to have our Athletic Department contact your institution and begin the process, please e-mail or call Erin Sullivan and let him know of your interest in transferring to Western New England.

If you attend a NCAA Division III institution, you can provide permission to contact by completing a self-release form and sending it to our compliance officer, Dave Proulx, by facsimile (413) 782-1508 or E-mail at dproulx@wne.edu. Upon completing this form, the NCAA grants NCAA Division III Student-Athletes the right to contact other Division III institutions for a limited period of time (30 days). If you would like to self-release so a Western New England coach can contact you, a link to the NCAA Permission to Contact: Self-Release Form is below.

2015-16 NCAA DIVISION III PERMISSION TO CONTACT: SELF-RELEASE FORM

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

NCAA DIVISION III MANUAL 

NCAA Get in the Game

NCAA DIVISION III HOMEPAGE

Athletic Department Drug Testing Program