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Approved by Executive Council on July 12, 2011
To establish a policy consistent with NCAA rules for the selection by departments and committees of scholarships, awards and grants to student-athletes attending SUNY Plattsburgh.
2.0 Revision History
In 2005, the Division III membership of the National Collegiate Athletic Association adopted legislation requiring institutions to report financial aid packages for freshmen and transfers as a way to demonstrate compliance with Bylaw 15, which prohibits the awarding of financial awards, grants, and scholarships to intercollegiate student-athletes on the basis of athletic ability or the participation in sports and prohibits athletic staff from participating in the selection of any such award.
Each year departments and committees across campus select recipients for scholarships and grants. The names of these recipients are forwarded to Student Financial Services, which then adds the scholarship or grant to the aid package for the student. While the selection process for these scholarship awards and grants appears to be consistent with NCAA financial aid bylaws, the faculty and committees that select students for departmental scholarships may or may not be aware of NCAA requirements related to Bylaw 15.
3.0 Units and Persons Affected
All SUNY Plattsburgh faculty, staff and students will comply with this policy.
Vice presidents will be notified annually by the Financial Aid office of their responsibilities related to this policy as indicated in section 4.3. Vice presidents, deans, directors and/or coordinators and chairs of selection committees will review any current scholarship/grant applications and the selection process for compliance to determine that there are no requests or requirements for information concerning a student’s athletic leadership, ability, participation, or performance. Selection committees will review committee membership to ensure that there are no members of athletics staff on the committee.
For more information about Administrative Policies approved by Executive Council, please contact:
Sean Brian Dermody
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration
Management Services Office
Office: Kehoe 710-11
Phone: (518) 564-2539
Fax: (518) 564-2540