Compliance for Leatherneck Student-Athletes
I would like to welcome all new and returning student-athletes to Western Illinois University (WIU). This university, with its rich academic and athletic tradition, is committed to excellence in all areas of campus life. Our athletic family is proud to be a part of your college experience.
Student-athletes are required to adhere to NCAA, Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference, and university rules and regulations throughout their enrollment at WIU. These rules are very complex and the Compliance Office exists to help you understand these rules and to ensure that you do not put yourself in situations that could jeopardize your eligibility. Failure to comply with all rules and regulations could result in you becoming immediately ineligible for intercollegiate competition, loss of athletic aid, and/or termination from an athletics team. The golden rule for compliance is always: ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! The Compliance Office is ALWAYS available; call, e-mail or stop in with any questions or concerns!
Best wishes for a successful academic and athletic academic year.
Tim Van Alstine - Assistant Vice President / Director of Athletics
Essential Information - Click on topic for more information
|Student-Athlete Handbook - All essential policies and procedures that
are key to your success as a student-athlete at WIU
|Academic Eligibility – You are required to maintain minimum academic requirements throughout your enrollment in order to be eligible to represent WIU in competition. Here is a simple breakdown!|
|Outside Competition - If you want to compete while not representing WIU, you must understand these regulations in order to protect your eligibility. The ability for you to participate in competition outside of WIU during the academic year is very rare!|
|Employment - Thinking about working on or off campus this year? Make sure you check out this page!|
|Amateurism/Promotional Activities - This is the defining standard of what NCAA student-athletes are: amateurs.|
|Gambling - The NCAA has established strict guidelines and sanctions concerning student-athlete involvement in gambling activities. Bottom line = DO NOT GAMBLE|
|Extra Benefits- If a benefit is not available to the general student body or student group (e.g., minority international students, sorority, student organizations), it is not permissible for you (or your family/friends) to receive as a student-athlete|
Forms – All compliance forms that you may need as a student-athlete are located here, click links to download
• Potential Student-Athlete Summer Housing Form (Word)
• Student-Athlete Employment Form (completed by student and head coach)
• Employer Verification Form (completed by employer)
• Fee-for-lesson form (cannot use WIU facilities!)
• Promotional Activities Waiver
• 5th year Financial Aid Form (PDF)
• Summer Financial Aid Form (PDF)
• Outside Scholarships Documentation Form