Athletic director's welcome

Morehouse College Student-Athlete Handbook Academic Year 2014-15 Andre Pattillo Director of Athletics Morehouse College Maroon Tigers TABLE OF CONTENTS
Athletic Director's Welcome Athletic Department Mission Statement Athletic Department Administration & Coaching Staff Athletic Department Policies Academic Resources Morehouse College Student Code of Conduct 9 Athletic Academic Support 10-11 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C) Awards and Scholarships Annual Participation & Team Awards Athletic Scholarships Morehouse College Athletic Grant Policies Outside Scholarships Work Opportunities Student-Athlete Employment Form Student-Athlete Employment Agreement Compliance & Eligibility NCAA Rules and Regulations Recruiting: Student Host Responsibility Strength and Conditioning NCAA List of Banned Substances Morehouse Athletics
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Department of Athletics Fall 2014 Dear Morehouse College Student-Athlete, Morehouse College takes great pride in its ability to provide an atmosphere of unparalleled academic and athletic excellence, and seeks to improve upon this tradition each year. We appreciate the commitment it takes to be a successful student-athlete at Morehouse, and want to provide you with the best possible support to help you achieve your academic and athletic goals. As a Morehouse student-athlete, you will be held to very high expectations. We are providing you with this Student-Athlete Handbook to help detail the programs, policies, rules and resources that you will need to be familiar with in order to have a successful collegiate experience. If you have any additional questions, please contact your coach or any member of the Athletics Department Staff. Best of luck to you in all of your athletic and academic endeavors this year! Andre' Pattillo Director of Athletics Mission Statement/Philosophy The primary educational mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership, service and self-realization. The College achieves this mission through a student development model that emphasizes both curricular and extra-curricular programs as vehicles for teaching, learning and participation. The Athletics Program at Morehouse College is an extra-curricular activity that supplements the academic program and supports the institution's educational mission by providing opportunities for students to participate in intercollegiate sports activities that help them grow personally and socially. In particular, the Athletics Program enhances general life knowledge, skills and abilities, including physical fitness, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. The focus of the Athletics Program is the development of students- both those who participate directly in intercollegiate sports and those who, as spectators and fans, benefit from the camaraderie and community spirit that is created by a vibrant and competitive sports program on an all-male campus. As an integral part of the overall educational mission, the Athletics Program reflects the values of excellence and achievement to which all of the College's endeavors' aspire. To this end, the Athletics Program measures its success by the extent to which its student-athletes develop as well-rounded men of intellect and character. Athletics Program Goal:
To support the educational mission of Morehouse College through a competitive athletics program that develops students personally and socially. Athletics Program Objectives:
- To foster student's understanding and development of physical fitness through active involvement in an intercollegiate sport; - To develop students' interpersonal skills, including teamwork and collaboration; - To develop students' appreciation for individual and team success; - To develop students' skills as leaders; - To develop students' competitive spirit. Performance Measures:
- Number of students involved in athletic program. - Academic success of student-athletes. - Graduation rates of student-athletes. - Analysis of feedback from exit interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and staff - Monitor student-athletes participation in chartered student organizations. - Monitor attendance at athletic events. Morehouse College Department of Athletics
Head Coach – Richard Freeman Andre' Pattillo – Director of Athletics
Assistant Coaches: Adrian Billingslea, George Dr. Claude Hutto - Faculty Athletics
Copeland, David Hart, Brandon Morgan, Leon Representative 404-215-2692 Murray, Fred Sippial, Shepherd Skanes, Phillip Dr. Ravenell DuPree – Academic
Student-Athletes/ Compliance Officer 404-572-3642 Dianne Watkins – Special Assistant to
Head Coach – William Lewis the Athletic Director 404-507-8614 404-681-2000 ext. 2341 Yusuf Davis – Sports Information
Director 404-222-2575 Rhonda Higgs – Office Manager
Head Coach - Terry Alexander 404-681-2800 ext.2083 Valerie Weems – Ticket Manager
404-681-2000 ext.3252 Richard Barkley – Facilities Manager
Athletic Trainers
Mia Welsh-Khabeer – Cheerleader
Adam Duis – Head Trainer
Coach 404-507-8614 Assistant Trainer: Craig A. Boyd

Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Robert Mitchell
Assistant Coach: John Hollins
Head Coach - Grady L. Brewer
Assistant Coaches: Douglas Whittler
Cross Country/Track
Head Coach - Willie H. Hill
Assistant Coaches: Troy Berry, Chris
Department Policies

Athletic Department Team Rules
While individual teams may establish additional "team In competition you are an ambassador for Morehouse rules" the Athletic Department has established the College. Coaches and student-athletes should realize that following guiding principles for all student-athletes: it is not appropriate for any person to: Student-athletes will conduct themselves in such a Strike or physically abuse on official, opposing coach, manner as to represent their team and the College with player or spectator; integrity and pride both while on campus and while away. Intentionally incite participants or the crowd; Student-athletes are expected to participate fully in all Use profanity, vulgarity, taunts, ridicules, or make practices and competitions that are required by their head obscene gestures; Publicly criticize any game official, conference Student-athletes are expected to adhere to all personnel another institution's or Morehouse personnel; Morehouse College, state and Federal laws relating to use Make statements which are unduly derogatory of of alcohol and illegal drugs. another institution or its personnel to a prospective Student-athletes are expected to participate in their student-athlete, parents or others involved in recruiting; sport free and clear for all NCAA banned substances. Enter into the competing area for an unsportsmanlike Student-athletes are expected to treat their teammates, coaches, staff, opponents and hosts with dignity and Engage in any other act of unsportsmanlike conduct not respect and without prejudice. specifically described Student-athletes are expected to report violations of any NCAA or Morehouse College rules to their head coach or Drugs and Alcohol
a member of the athletic department administration. The College's policies on alcoholic beverages and controlled substances are detailed within your Morehouse Hazing and Team Initiation
College Student Handbook. In short, there is a no
Physical verbal and mental abuse of any kind is tolerance policy concerning controlled substances. First
prohibited at Morehouse College and is considered time offenders are automatically suspended from the hazing. The College forbids all athletic teams from College and a second violation results in permanent arranging and participating in any hazing activities. The expulsion from the College. For alcoholic beverages, the College also uses the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, College does not condone misuse or abuse of alcoholic Section 16-5-61 as its guide. For more detailed beverages. First time violators receive an automatic information on hazing, refer to you Morehouse College disciplinary probation, second time offenders are Student Handbook. automatically suspended from the College and a third violation results in permanent expulsion from the College. Academic Resources
Academic Resources
We are fortunate to have an academic professional dedicated to meeting the academic needs of our student-athletes. Students may contact the athletic advisor by calling (404) 572-3642 or visiting the Academic Success Center in room 303 Archer Hall. Students can make an appointment or seek advising during walk-in hours from 9:00am-12:00pm in room 303A Archer Hall or during Student-Athlete Study Hall sessions in Douglass Hall. Morehouse College Student-Athlete Code of
The Morehouse College has an expectation of excellence of excellence in the classroom, the athletic arena and off of the campus. The goal of the department is to foster intellectual, social, emotional, and athletic growth as a result of their experiences within the department of athletics. We hope that every student-athlete's experience culminates with a degree in his chosen field of study. The department of athletics at Morehouse College promotes excellence in its support of student-athlete activities with the ultimate goal of assisting student-athletes in obtaining and academic degree. The Department of Athletics at Morehouse College encourages student-athletes to recognize that participation in intercollegiate athletics is a privilege that carries considerable responsibility. The Department of Athletics at Morehouse College expects each student-athlete to comply with all guidelines and policies of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) and Morehouse College. In addition to NCAA and SIAC policies, Morehouse College requires each student-athlete to maintain the following ethical standards of conduct: 1. Perform to the best of your ability academically and athletically 2. Contribute your best effort to the success of your team(s) 3. Conduct yourself on and off of the field in a manner that reflects credit to yourself, your family, your team and Morehouse 4. Willfully abide by the spirit and letter of Morehouse College, NCAA and SIAC rules and regulations 5. Be respectful and courteous at all times to all members of Morehouse College, the SIAC community, members of other conferences and the community in which you live 6. Exhibit dignity in manner and dress when representing Morehouse College 7. The physical abuse of another person or property, both public and private, is absolutely forbidden 8. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or dangerous drugs, except as prescribed by a licensed physician, is prohibited. Student-Athletes agree to follow all standards established by the NCAA and Morehouse College Code of Conduct by virtue of their participation in NCAA and institutional athletic activities. Behavior that is not in accordance with the Morehouse College may result in a letter of reprimand, probation, suspension, or dismissal. Athletic Academic Support
We are fortunate to have an academic professional dedicated to meeting the academic needs of our student-athletes. Students may contact the athletic advisor by calling (404) 572-3642 or visiting the Academic Success Center in room 303 Archer Hall. Students can make an appointment or seek advising during walk-in hours from 9:00am-12:00pm in room 303A Archer Hall or during Student-Athlete Study Hall sessions in Douglass Hall. Academic Eligibility
To represent Morehouse College as a student-athlete, a student must: 1. Register and maintain 12 units of academic work per semester 2. Maintain good academic standing by maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA at Morehouse College and overall 3. Make satisfactory progress toward an academic degree by passing 24 semester units per academic year. These units must apply directly to satisfying the core and/or supporting requirements of a major course of study. At least 9 credit hours must be passed during each Fall and Spring semester in order to stay in compliance with NCAA policy. No more than 6 credit hours of the required 24 credit hours may be earned during the summer semester. Study Hall Rules
1. All Freshmen, New Transfer Student-athletes and all student-athletes with a GPA under 2.4 must attend study hall 2. Student-athletes mandated to attend study hall must accumulate 8 hours of study hall per week 3. No student-athlete will be allowed to use social media during study hall 4. Student-Athletes must have academic materials present at study hall and must be working on academic assignments Class Registration
Once students are admitted to Morehouse College, they must attend New Student Orientation to register for classes. Priority registration is not available at Morehouse College for student-athletes. Class registration is made online via TigerNet on the Morehouse College website. Students may enroll in a maximum of 19 credit hours per semester. Student-athletes who wish to register for more than 19 credit hours must receive written approval from their major department chair and the registrar's office. Registration is normally completed in the last month of the current semester for the subsequent semester. Many academic departments require students to meet with a faculty academic advisor within the individual department prior to completing the registration process. In addition, student-athletes must consult with the Athletic Advisor prior to initiating the registration process to ensure they complete the appropriate coursework for maintaining student-athlete eligibility and are making progress toward a degree as outlined in NCAA rules. All student-athletes are responsible for understanding all institutional rules and regulations that are included in the general catalog regarding degree completion for their chosen field of study. Student-athletes must become familiar with and adhere to all Morehouse College degree policies as well as those of the NCAA. All student-athletes are responsible for all requirements for their major. If a student drops below the minimum GPA, he will be placed on probation for the subsequent semester(s). Probation prevents participation in intercollegiate athletics, some extra- curricular activities, and restricts the number of courses that can be school be scheduled. Adding or Dropping Classes
All student-athletes are responsible for enrolling in at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintaining an overall GPA of 2.0. Failure to be appropriately enrolled while participating in athletics competition, will lead to loss of eligibility and forfeiture of games that the student-athlete participated in while ineligible. In addition to maintaining a 2.0 GPA and being enrolled in 12 Credit hours per semester, student-athletes must make sure they are making progress towards their degree as defined by their program of study. Prior to the beginning of any semester, student-athletes may add or drop classes via the web registration with the consent of their athletic academic advisor via the web registration system. Once the semester begins, classes may only be added after consulting with the athletic academic advisor as well as the consent and signature on an add form by the faculty member teaching the class. Drop can be initiated and completed in the same manner. Student-Athletes are reminded that they are not considered enrolled in the class until the student is formally added to the class roster. By utilizing the web registration system, the student-athlete may: 1. Receive immediate confirmation of enrollment in a given class 2. Obtain a list of classes in which they are enrolled 3. Identify any holds on their records (advising, health center & etc) Student Record Holds
In the event a student-athlete does not comply with campus policy a hold may be placed on their records, certain services will be suspended until the hold is addressed. There are several ways in which a student-athlete can find out if a "hold" has been placed on their records including: 1. Financial –The hold will indicate the type of financial hold (housing, non-payment of fees, library fee non-payment) 2. Vaccinations – all students must provide proof of vaccinations or immunity to measles (rubeola) and rubella. In addition, if you are 18 years of age or younger, you must also provide proof of vaccination or immunity to Hepatitis B. Proof of these requirements must be submitted to the student health center prior to your next registration period to avoid placement of a "hold". 3. Advising – many departments require the student-athlete to visit with their academic advisor each semester. If this is true, the student-athlete must make an appointment with their advisor to be cleared by their academic department prior to registering. 4. Student Discipline – should a student-athlete find himself not following through regarding a disciplinary agreement or sanction, a hold may be placed on their records. 5. Equipment – a hold may be placed on a student-athlete's record for not returning equipment. These holds may result in charges by student accounts for failure to comply with athletic department policy. Equipment (i.e., uniform, practice gear, playbook, etc.) that was checked out at the beginning of the season must be returned at the end of the season to the appropriate coach or equipment manager. Equipment issued by the athletic-trainer (i.e., crutches, braces and etc.) must also be returned at the end of the season unless permission is given from the athletic trainer. When a hold is placed on a student's records he will be restricted from receiving certain services until the hold is addressed. There are several ways in which a student can find out if a "hold" has been placed on their records including: 1. Utilizing the web registration system 2. Viewing their academic record Faculty Athletics Representative
The Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) serves as the President's liaison with the athletics department and is responsible for assisting all student-athletes in conflicts with campus faculty members. The FAR is critical is a vital link in interpreting the rules of Morehouse College, the NCAA and the SIAC. The FAR assists the athletics department in assuring that all student-athletes make satisfactory progress toward their degree, comply with Morehouse College, NCAA and SIAC rules, and serves as an advocate for an advocate for the student-athlete in matters relating to the above. The FAR is a regular, tenure-track faculty member of an academic department on campus and has regular office hours. Student-Athletes are encouraged to make an appointment and visit the FAR whenever they have questions or concerns regarding eligibility, compliance, or other issues concerning their academic and athletic careers. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The goals of the Morehouse College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are: To streamline and promote efficient communication between the athletic department and the student-athlete. Give the student-athletes a voice in the governance structure of the NCAA To provide the student-athlete with an opportunity to more effectively communicate with the athletic department administration and provide suggestions on programs designed to serve its needs. To actively encourage more involvement of the student-athletes in campus and community outreach projects. To design and implement programs that will encourage academic achievement, health promotion, social responsibility, and general life skills awareness. An NCAA-wide SAAC was adopted at the 1989 NCAA Convention and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affected student-athlete welfare, as well as give the athletes a voice in the NCAA governance structure. The initial national committee was comprised of student-athletes from all membership divisions for the purpose of ensuring that the student-athlete voice was one that accounted for the myriad of educational and athletics experiences of both female and male student-athletes at all NCAA member institutions. In August of 1997, the NCAA federated along divisional lines. The Morehouse College SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the institution's intercollegiate sport teams and is chaired by the Faculty Athletics Representative (Dr. Claude P. Hutto). Monthly meetings of the SAAC are held during the academic year. Criteria for SAAC Representatives 1. Representatives must be in good academic standing and possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher 2. Representatives must attend every meeting unless out of town for team travel, class attendance or other arrangements made prior to the meeting 3. Student-Athlete representatives that miss a SAAC meeting without permission may be removed from SAAC by a vote from the other members of the SAAC. 4. Newly assigned representatives should be a sophomore of junior 5. All representatives will sign a commitment letter stating their willingness and interest in participating and their understanding of the SAAC's responsibilities. Awards and Scholarships
Every Morehouse student-athlete should be aware awarded a basic stipend of $21,500 to be used toward that there are many national awards, honors and post- graduate scholarships or internships that are Criteria 3.5 minimum gpa, competing in final year of
available. This is a partial list of the awards and scholarships that are available to you as a varsity leadership, character and citizenship; must have athlete, along with the criteria and deadline for each applied to graduate school. award. In some cases the Athletic Department staff is Deadline:
Dr. Claude Hutto /Andre' Pattillo candidates, but if you are interested in an award please contact a staff member about the nomination or application process. Scholarship for Women and Ethnic Minorities
Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships
The NCAA awards a one-time grant of $6,000 each The Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships are year to 16 ethnic minorities and 16 women that plan to internationally recognized, prestigious scholarships enroll in a graduate program in sports administration or which provide generous stipends for two years of a related field. study in Britain. Criteria:
Must be accepted into an NCAA Criteria:
member institution's sports administration or related undergraduate academic and extracurricular records field graduate program; display a distinguished record are eligible to apply Deadlines:
application process begins during Contact:
Dr. Claude Hutto /Andre' Pattillo the spring of your junior year, and applications are due by the first week in October of your senior year. The Freedom Forum-NCAA Sports-Journalism
Scholarship Program
The Freedom Forum, through a grant to the NCAA, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
supports eight $3,000 scholarships to college juniors The NCAA awards 174 scholarships to student- who have career goals in sports journalism and major athletes who have excelled both academically and in journalism or have experience in campus sports athletically. This award is a one-time grant of $7,500 journalism. This program is designed to foster to be used toward graduate study within three years. freedoms of speech and press while promoting quality Criteria:
3.2 minimum gpa, competing in sports journalism education at the collegiate level final year of eligibility; performed with distinction on Criteria:
Deserving full-time students in their varsity team; be seriously graduate study; athletic final year of study who have career goals in sports and academic achievement weighted equally. journalism and major in journalism or have experience Deadlines:
Fall sports – December in campus sports journalism. Winter sports February
Applications for these scholarships Spring sports May
are available in late October from the institution's Contact: Dr. Claude Hutto/Andre' Pattillo
NCAA faculty athletics representative, journalism department or school newspaper office. NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship
Dr. Claude Hutto Given each year in honor of the former Executive Director of the NCAA, two student-athletes are Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Program
championships, education services, enforcement services, The NCAA offers one-year internships at its national governance, membership services, and men's and office in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing on-the-job women's basketball. Applicants are able to request their learning experiences for ethnic minority and female top three areas of interest in which they prefer to perform college graduates who express an interest in pursuing a Deadline:
Applications for the internships are athletics. These are paid, twelve-month positions. available from athletics departments of NCAA member The areas of the NCAA that offer intern positions are institutions, the NCAA national office and online in the administrative services, branding and communications, fall.
Dr. Claude Hutto/Andre' Pattillo Awards and Scholarships
Division II Degree-Completion Award Program
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects teams in twelve approximately 139 applications and awarded 98 programs, on first-, second- and third-team levels, applicants from 48 institutions. NCAA staff is in in both the university Division I and I-AA and the process of notifying awardees. college Division II, III and NAIA. In addition to the The NCAA established the Division II Degree- national team, there are also district teams. Completion Award Program in 2001. Thirty- Selections are made in the following sports: two recipients were awarded for 2001-02 and 33 football, volleyball, basketball (M/W), baseball, were awarded for 2002-03. The graduation rate softball and an at-large [M/W]. was 95 percent for the 2001 award period. Criteria:
The student-athlete must be a Criteria:
starter or an important reserve with a 3.2 * Applicant must be a student-athlete who has cumulative grade-point average and must have exhausted eligibility at an active NCAA Division II completed one academic year at the institution. member institution. Deadline:
Nominations are handled through * Awards are limited to student-athletes during the Sports Information Director and are submitted their first 10 semesters or 15 quarters of full-time for football in September or October, basketball in collegiate attendance. December or January, baseball in March or April, * Applicant shall not be participating in another and at-large sport in April or May. intercollegiate sport during the period of the award. Contact:
* Applicant must have received athletics-related
financial aid from the NCAA Division II member
* Applicant must be within 30 semester or 45
quarters hours of completion of his or her first
undergraduate degree at the completion of the
spring term.
* Applicant must have a 2.500 cumulative grade-
point average.
* Applicant shall not receive any athletics aid if
awarded a Division II Degree-Completion Award.
* Applicant shall use the grant to complete
undergraduate degree requirements from the
Division II institution where the applicant last
Dr. Claude Hutto/Andre' Pattillo Annual Participation & Team Awards
Reference Sheet This reference sheet is provided as a general guide to annual participation (letter & class) and team awards. This sheet should only be used as a guide. There are several awards which student-athletes are able to receive, however there are dollar values and guidelines associated with each award. There is not an "umbrella" rule regarding team, individual and annual participation awards and therefore individual questions regarding the regulation of these awards should be directed to the Compliance Officer or FAR NCAA Bylaw Reference: 16.1.3 – Types of Awards, Awarding Agencies, Maximum Value and Numbers of Awards.
: An award is an item given in recognition of athletics participation or performance. Awards are subject to limitations set
forth by the NCAA in Bylaw 16.1. (16.02.1)
Annual Participation Award: Awards for recognition of intercollegiate athletics participation (e.g. letter awards) may be
presented each year by a member institution. (
Underclassman Participation Awards: The total value of a single participation award to a non-senior cannot exceed $150 in
each sport in which the student-athlete participates. Multiple awards may be presented only if the total value of all participation
awards received in a single sport during a particular academic year does not exceed $150. For example, an award can be given
to all freshmen if, when combined with the cost of the earned letter award, the total value does not exceed $150. (
Senior Participation Awards: Multiple awards may be presented only if the total value of all participation awards received
during a particular academic year by a senior student-athlete does not exceed $300 in each sport in which he/she participates.
For example, an award can be given to all seniors if, when combined with the cost of the earned letter award, the total value
does not exceed $300. (
Additional Awards (Team Awards): Additional awards in recognition of special contributions to a team's season (e.g. scholar-
athlete, most improved, most inspirational, most minutes played), with the value of each such award limited to $150.
Nonpermissible Awards: The following awards are prohibited unless received per (Prior to Enrollment) or
(Student-Athlete Not Regularly Enrolled), except that receipt of a cash award is not permitted under any circumstance.
* Cash or Equivalent (an item that is negotiable for cash or trade or other services, benefits or merchandise)
* Gift Certificates
* Country Club or Sports Club Membership
What Does This Mean?: At Morehouse College, student-athletes are entitled to receive a "Letter Jacket" after being a team
member of any varsity sport for three years. Student-athletes that transfer into Morehouse College are entitled to receive a
"Letter Jacket" upon exhausting their eligibility. These "Letter Jacket" awards must fit within a category identified on the
Awards Summary Chart (Figure 16-1, on following page). These "Letter Jackets" cannot exceed $150 for underclassmen or
$300 for seniors. In addition to the letter/annual participation awards, teams may recognize individuals for their special
contributions to season (e.g., scholar-athlete, most improved player, most inspirational, etc.). The value of each of these awards
is limited to $150 per award. A student-athlete may receive both the scholar-athlete award and the most improved player award
with each award valued at no more than $150. At no time may cash be given to a student-athlete as an award. Additionally, gift
certificates, cash equivalent items, country club or sports club memberships are prohibited.
Athletic Scholarships
NCAA regulations require that each student-athlete Athletic Scholarships are classified as Talent Grants receiving athletic scholarship aid be notified by July 1 at Morehouse College and, per NCAA regulations, each year whether their aid will be renewed for the are awarded on an annual basis. Talent Awards cover following academic year, Decisions regarding the various costs of students' educational expenses at annual renewal or non-renewal of aid are at the Morehouse; including tuition, room & board, and discretion of each sport's head coach in consultation student annual fees. with the Athletics Director. Talent Grants are awarded for a period of one-year and are renewable subject to institutional criteria. NOTE: NCAA rules require that student-athletes are
Institutional financial aid may be awarded for any given the opportunity for a hearing if their aid is term during which a student-athlete is in regular reduced or cancelled. attendance as an undergraduate with eligibility remaining (no more than four season of competition in any one sport) or within six years after initial enrollment in a collegiate institution (provided the student does not receive such aid for more than five years during that period), or as a graduate who is eligible under NCAA Bylaw 14.1.8. Recipients are required to meet certain obligations while receiving the Talent Grant. requirements include: maintaining a satisfactory
grade point average for each semester during the
award period; observing recognized Morehouse College standards of behavior, adhering to NCAA rules; and meeting established athletic performance levels. If these requirements are met Talent awards will be renewed. MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
Athletic Grant Policies

Registration: You are expected to register for a normal program and pay full tuition, fees, laboratory expenses and all similar charges.
Expenses that are not covered: Morehouse College will not waive, pay in advance or guarantee payment of the following expenses for you: (1)
advance tuition or room deposit; (2) damage deposits for dormitory rooms; (3) post office box fees, (4) in-room connection fees or (5) health
Payment: Approximately one half of your total grant will be applied to your university bill each semester.
Additional Aid/Outside Awards: Should you receive any financial aid in addition to that listed on the front of this document, you must
notify the Office of Financial Aid and the Athletic Department. An adjustment may be made in your Morehouse grant to reflect the
improvement in your financial status and to keep within NCAA permissible aid limits.
Pell Grants: The federal Pell Grant program is designed to help students from low income families. If you feel that you may be eligible for
the additional funds provided through the Pell program, you should apply for these funds by completing a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). See the Office of Financial Aid for the forms.
Tax Information: The Internal Revenue Code states that scholarships are taxable except for the amount used to cover tuition, fees, books,
supplies and equipment required for course study. Therefore, you should save documentation of all your financial awards and bills for tax
purposes. If you are a foreign student, you will be subject to withholding tax which will be deducted from your grant amount; you should plan
accordingly. Under certain circumstances you may file for a refund of the taxes withheld, if you submit the necessary forms to the Internal
Revenue Service.
NCAA Financial Aid Rule Excerpts
The following are excerpts from Bylaw 15 (Financial Aid) of the NCAA Manual: 15.01.2 Improper Financial Aid. Any student-athlete who receives financial aid other than that permitted by the Association shall not be
eligible for intercollegiate athletics.
15.3.1 Eligibility of Student-Athletes for Financial Aid. Institutional financial aid may be awarded for any term during which a student-
athlete is in regular attendance as an undergraduate with the eligibility remaining under 14.2, or within six years after initial enrollment in a
collegiate institution (provided the student does not receive such aid for more than five years during that period), or as a graduate eligible
under 14.1.8).
15.3.3 Period of Institutional Financial Aid Award One Year Limit. Where a student-athlete's athletic ability is taken into consideration in any degree in awarding financial aid, such
aid shall not be awarded in excess of one academic year.
15.3.4. Reduction and Cancellation during Period of Award Reduction or Cancellation Permitted. Institutional financial aid, based on athletics ability, may be gradated or cancelled during the
period of the award if the recipient: (a) Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition; or (b) Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement (see; or (c) Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty (see; or (d) Voluntarily withdraws from a sport for personal reasons, however, the recipient's financial aid may not be awarded to another student-athlete in the term in which the aid was gradated or cancelled. Hearing Opportunity Required. Any gradation or cancellation of aid per is permissible only if such action is taken for
proper cause by the regular disciplinary or financial aid authorities of the institution and the student-athlete has had an opportunity for a
hearing. Reduction or Cancellation Not Permitted. Institutional financial aid may not be gradated (increased or decreased) or cancelled
during the period of its award:
(a) On the basis of a student's athletic ability, performance or contribution to a team's success; or
(b) Because of an injury that prevents the recipient from participating in athletics; or
(c) For any other athletics reason.
These policies are to be sent to each student-athlete that receives a Talent Grant from
Morehouse College.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships and awards are funds provided Each year you will be required to fill out a Morehouse to a student-athlete from various sources outside of College Eligibility and Clearance Statement. On that Morehouse College Talent Grants, Government form you are requested to declare any outside grants or loans or funds that are given to you from scholarships or awards you expect to be or are receiving someone that you are naturally or legally dependant. for the current academic year. Additionally, you must Whether you are a walk-on student-athlete or a notify the Compliance Officer of during the year you scholarship recipient, NCAA rules will affect the will receive any additional awards. This list should amount of financial aid you receive. The NCAA has include both scholarships sent directly to Morehouse structured the financial aid rules a student-athlete and those that were given directly to you. may receive and the amount that may be used by a team. So that you can help us comply with those rules, Morehouse must be notified of any financial assistance from sources other than your parents or legal guardians and Morehouse. Work Opportunities
NCAA rules permit Division II student-athletes to Student-athletes who wish to work must check earn legitimate on and off campus employment with their head coach and the Compliance Officer income during the semester. Generally speaking, before committing themselves to any type of student-athlete earnings must be included in determining whether his full grant-in-aid has been Prior to obtaining any type of employment, Student-athletes are required to notify the Off Campus employment exception
Compliance Officer, who will explain the Any employment earnings made off-campus that appropriate NCAA rules, check their academic would put a student-athletes financial aid status over progress, notify interested parties and explain a full grant-in-aid are exempt and are not to be employment agreement forms to be completed by counted. This exemption is only applicable when the the student-athletes and employers. student-athlete's legitimate employment earnings would put them over a full grant-in-aid. If the Student-athletes are to immediately report to the Athletics Department (staff or boosters) were Compliance Officer any offer or receipt of any involved in arranging the employment, then this benefit that is not made regularly available to exception does not apply and the aid must be other employees performing similar work in the same locale. This includes but is not limited to transportation, loans and cash advances. Receiving no institutional Aid
Student-athletes who are not receiving institutional aid may earn legitimate income from off-campus employment in excess of a full grant-in-aid provided that the Athletics Department (staff or boosters) were involved in arranging for the employment. Legitimate Employment Earnings
Legitimate earnings are those in which the student- is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for similar services; is compensated only for work actually performed; does not receive any remuneration for the value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following he has obtained because of athletics ability and participation. STUDENT-ATHLETE EMPLOYMENT FORM: COMPLIANCE
Morehouse College Department of Athletics This form is to be completed in full by both the student-athlete and employer and returned to the Compliance
Officer BERORE the student-athlete may begin his employment
Name of Student-Athlete: Contact Name _ Email: Athlete's job title: _ Brief job description: _ Date employment starts: Date employment ends: _ Method of payment: _ Pay rate: $ Approximate hours of work per week: _ Will payment be made on a commission basis? _ Did the athletics interests of the institution intercede? _ If yes, fully describe: STUDENT.ATHLETE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (to be completed by student-athlete)
As a student-athlete of Morehouse College desiring employment, I agree to comply with the following procedures as well as all NCAA rules and regulations which are provided to all student-athletes each year: 1. I am obligated to represent myself and my college by diligent work habits, honest communication and respectful conduct toward my employer at all times. 2. I understand that I will be paid only for actual hours worked and that my pay is based on a rate which is the same rate paid to other employees doing similar work in the area. 3. I will not accept any benefits or privileges that are not available to other employees doing similar work, including transportation provided or arranged by my employer to or from my place of employment. 4. I will immediately report to the Compliance Officer any improper privileges or benefits offered to me or received by me and any NCAA rules violations of which I am aware. 5. I understand that my work will be supervised and that if my work is not satisfactory or if I fail to appear on time and regularly, my job may be terminated. 6. By signing this employment agreement, I give my permission for my employer to release any and all employment records or documents to the College, the Conference and the NCAA. 7. If either I or my employer wish to end my employment, I will immediately communicate with Coach, Compliance Officer or Athletics Director that such action is being taken. 8. I have been provided with the information detailing the NCAA rules related to student-athlete employment and agree to strictly adhere to them. 9. I understand that failure to abide by the Employment Program procedures and NCAA rules and regulations could be contrary to NCAA ethical conduct legislation. Further, I understand any violation of NCAA rules could affect my athletic eligibility and financial aid. _ Student-athlete Signature STUDENT-ATHLETE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
(to be completed by employer)
By signing this statement, the employer agrees that:
The student-athlete may not receive any remuneration for the value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following he or she has obtained because of athletics ability; The student-athlete is to be compensated only for work actually performed; The student-athlete is to be compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services; The student-athlete will not earn in excess of his or her limit during the academic year; The employer and student-athlete will make available for review and inspection by any authorized representative at the NCAA or SIAC or Morehouse College, copies of all documents, earnings statements and other records related to the NCAA COMPLIANCE VERIFICATION
(to be completed by Compliance Officer)
Is the student-athlete receiving any type of financial aid from the institution? (e.g. athletic or academic scholarship) Was the student-athlete recruited by a member of the athletic department staff? Is the student-athlete academically eligible to compete? Has the student-athlete received employment assistance from athletics interests in the past? YES Has the employer been provided notice of the rules? Director of Compliance
Faculty Athletic Representative and Compliance

Detailed below are summaries of Various NCAA rules Officer:
that are important for you as a student-athlete to know The president of all NCAA member institutions is and be familiar with. Please review them and contact you coach, Compliance Officer or other athletic representative (FAR) and a University Compliance administrator should you have any questions. Officer. Claude Hutto, chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education is the institution's FAR Ethical Conduct
and Hank Ford, is the institution's compliance You must compete with honesty and sportsmanship at coordinator. Together they are responsible for all times so that you represent the honor and dignity of certifying the eligibility of all athletes (along with the fair play. [Bylaw 10.01.1] Dean for Records and Registration) and ensuring that You are not eligible to compete if you have shown Morehouse College personnel and student-athletes are dishonesty in evading or violating NCAA regulations. in compliance with all NCAA and SIAC guidelines. [Bylaw] Adherence to NCAA, SIAC and Morehouse College Amateurism
rules and regulations is of the utmost importance. Often You are not eligible for participation in a sport if, you violations of these rules are inadvertent in nature, yet it student-athlete's responsibility to be • taken pay, or the promise of pay, for competing in knowledgeable of these regulations and report all violations, no matter how small in nature, to the • agreed to compete in professional athletics in any College's Compliance Officer or FAR. Known violations by a coach or athlete can lead to a team or • played on any professional athletics team as defined athlete's ineligibility or disqualification from by the NCAA in any sport participation in regular season competition and/or • used your athletic skills for pay in any form in any NCAA championships. The majority of the time these violations are classified as secondary violations and the athlete's eligibility is reinstated. Athletes should not try You are not eligible in a sport if you have ever to interpret NCAA and SIAC rules; questions should be accepted money, transportation or other benefits from directed to the Compliance Officer or the FAR. an agent or agreed to have an agent market your athletics ability or reputation in any sport. [Bylaw 12.3] To be eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics, a student must meet the eligibility standards set by the You are not eligible in a sport if, since you became a College, SIAC and the NCAA. The College, the SIAC student-athlete, you have accepted any pay for and the NCAA require that an athlete be a full-time, promoting a commercial product or service or allowed matriculated student in a four-year baccalaureate your name or picture to be used for promoting a program. The athlete must be enrolled in courses commercial product or service. [Bylaw 12.5.2] yielding 12 credits per semester while competing in his or her sport and be making normal progress toward You are not eligible in any sport if, because of your athletics ability, you were paid for work you did not perform, paid at a rate higher than the going rate or At the beginning of each academic year or sport were paid for the value an employer placed on your season, each student must meet with an institutional reputation as an athlete. [Bylaw 12.4] representative to review the rules and regulations governing athletic participation. Each athlete must have Financial Aid
on file in the Athletic Department a signed NCAA You are not eligible if you receive financial aid other student-athlete statement and Morehouse College than the financial aid that your institution distributes. Eligibility and Clearance Statement these forms certify However, it is permissible to receive: that you understand and have abided by all applicable • money from anyone upon whom you are naturally or NCAA and Institutional rules and regulations. legally dependent Additionally, you are required to sign the NCAA Drug • outside financial aid that has been awarded to you and Testing Consent Form in order to be eligible for which has been reported to the financial aid office. intercollegiate athletics. If you have any questions, please contact the Compliance Officer.
after you enrolled at a member institution that recruited To be eligible to compete, you must: you to play on its intercollegiate basketball team. • have been admitted as a regular student seeking a Competing in the Olympic Games (tryouts and competition), World Championships, U.S, National requirements of your institution teams, Pan American Games (tryouts and competition) • be in good academic standing according to the and High School Alumni Games are all exceptions to standards of your institution this rule. [Bylaw14.7.5.1]. • be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time program and maintain satisfactory progress towards a bachelor's It is permissible to play on a basketball team in a degree at your institution. summer basketball league that the NCAA has If you are enrolled in a less than full-time program, you are eligible to compete only if you are enrolled in the last term of your degree program and are carrying NCAA Drug Testing
credits necessary to finish your degree. [Bylaws The NCAA conducts drug testing on a year-round basis. All student-athletes are required to sign a drug You are not eligible to participate in any organized testing consent form in order to be eligible to practice sessions in a sport unless you are enrolled in at participate in a varsity intercollegiate sport. least a minimum full-time program of studies. Questions concerning the drug testing program should First year students: All first year students must have be directed to the FAR, Athletics Director, Compliance their academic eligibility determined by the NCAA Officer or Trainer. Initial-Eligibility independently of the institution. If the NCAA tests you for the banned drugs listed in Bylaw and you test positive (consistent with Student-Athletes must complete 24 credit hours in an NCAA drug-testing protocol) at a minimum, you will academic year to be eligible to compete in the be ineligible to participate in regular-season and upcoming season. 18 of the 24 credit hours must be postseason competition during the time period one earned during the Fall and Spring semesters. Only 6 calendar year after your positive drug test, and you will credit hours are allowed to be earned during summer be charged with the loss of a minimum of one season class sessions. Also, starting the 2013-14 academic of competition in all sports if the season of competition year student athletes must earn at least 9 credit hours has not yet begun or a minimum of the equivalent of per regular Fall or Spring semester in order to be one full season of competition in all sports if you test eligible to compete the upcoming semester. positive during the season of competition (i.e., the remainder of contests in the current season and contests Other Regulations Concerning Eligibility
in the subsequent season up to the period of time in You are not eligible to participate in more than four which you were declared ineligible during the previous seasons of intercollegiate competition [Bylaw 14.2]. year). You will remain eligible until you retest negative These four years must be completed within five and your eligibility has been restored by the NCAA Eligibility Committee. [Bylaw] You are not eligible in your sport for the remainder of If you test positive, and then test positive again for the the year and the next academic year if, during the use of any drug, other than a "street drug" as defined in academic year, you competed as a member of any, after your eligibility has been restored, you will loose all remaining regular-season and postseason competition. Competing in the Olympic Games eligibility in all sports. If you test positive for the use of (tryouts and competition), World Championships, U.S, a "street drug" after being restored to eligibility, you National teams, Pan American Games (tryouts and shall be charged with the loss of one season of competition) and High School Alumni Games are all competition in all sports and also shall remain exceptions to this rule. [Bylaw]. competition for at least through the next calendar year. Basketball only: [Bylaw] You are not eligible if you have played in any organized, outside basketball competition after you became a candidate for an intercollegiate basketball team at an institution that is a member of the NCAA, or NCAA Regulations of Special Importance to
Amateurism: NCAA rules state that you are not
eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics if you There are several areas in which student-athletes have ever taken pay or promise of pay for competing in routinely have questions. Please consult your coach or that sport, agreed to participate in professional athletics the Compliance Officer prior to engaging in any in that sport, played on any professional athletics team activity where a question exists as to its impact on your or used your athletics skill in any form for that sport. Player Agents: On occasion, Morehouse athletes of
Extra Benefits: Student-athletes are not allowed to
high caliber may have the opportunity to continue their receive "extra benefits" that are not generally available athletic career on the professional level. Both Ivy and to the institution's students or to a particular segment NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from agreeing to of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority be represented by an agent. Students should consult students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics their coach and/or Compliance Officer if they are ever ability. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by contacted by an agent. an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student- Tobacco Products: The use of tobacco products by
athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a student-athletes, coaches, officials and game personnel benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. during practice and competition is prohibited. Examples of non-permissible extra benefits are discounts and credits, telephone calls, copy machine Time Limits for Athletically Related Activities: A
use, entertainment services, loans, use of automobiles, student-athlete's participation in countable athletically athletic equipment, etc. related activities (e.g., practice, competition, required weight training, film or videotape reviews, required Gambling: You are not eligible to compete if you
participation in camps, clinics or workshops, team knowingly provide information to individuals involved meetings) during the declared playing season shall be limited to a maximum of four hours per day and 20 intercollegiate athletics competition; solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team; accept a bet on any team representing the institution or participate in any Note: The day of competition counts as three hours
gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics regardless of the length of the competition. through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other Note: also that a round of golf may exceed the daily
method employed by organized gambling. [Bylaw limit of four hours but all must be included in the 10.3] You are not eligible to compete if you knowingly maximum of 20 hours per week. participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate or professional athletics, through a During the playing season, all countable athletically related activities shall be prohibited during one Outside Competition: Student-athletes are not
calendar day per week. No class time shall be missed permitted to engage in any outside competition or any for practice activities except when a team is traveling non-collegiate, amateur competition during the to an away contest. academic year, while a member of an intercollegiate team in that sport, except during published vacation Outside of the playing season, only a student-athlete's periods in sports other than basketball. participation in the countable athletically related activities specified in Bylaw 17.02.1(c) and (d) Modeling and Commercial Endorsements: It is not
(required weight training and conditioning) shall be permissible under NCAA rules to endorse a permitted. A student-athlete's activities shall be limited commercial product or service once enrolled at a to a maximum of six (6) hours per week. On a college. However, if you worked as a model prior to voluntary basis and within these permissible six (6) coming to Morehouse, you may continue to model if it hours of activity, your coach is permitted to work with does not relate in any way to your status as an athlete. you on "individual skill-related instruction" for up to two (2) hours per week. Employment: While you are a student-athlete, any job
you perform must compensate you at a rate Note: In the sport track, for field events, a coach may
commensurate with your skills and experience. be present during voluntary workouts, and the coach may spot, or provide safety instruction, but cannot conduct the individual's workout. make statements which are unduly derogatory of another institution or its personnel to a prospective student-athlete, parents/legal guardians, coaches or others involved in recruiting; and DRUG EDUCATION/SCREENING PROGRAM
The Athletics Department at Morehouse College recognizes that the abuse of drugs is a problem that mirrors contemporary
society. It is not possible to perform at the high level of athletic or academic standards set at Morehouse College if even
minimal exposure to abusive (or street) drugs is allowed. There are many problems that drug use combined with
intercollegiate sports participation may cause which the non-athlete user does not face. First, many drugs when used in
conjunction with athletics participation, poses serious risks to the health of the athlete. Symptoms of illness, temporary
injury, and even death can be caused by such drug use. Second, the use of certain drugs temporarily may improve some types
of athletics performance and thereby create an unfair competitive advantage for the person using them. Such uses of drugs
may imperil the long-term health of the user. Therefore, the Athletic Department has established a drug abuse prevention
program in order to allow its athletes to progress toward their athletics and academic goals in a drug-free environment. The
philosophy of this program is four-fold.
1. To educate athletes on the effects of abusive drugs upon their physical, psychological, and social selves.
2. To identify potential drug abusers and provide for them a mechanism for counseling and rehabilitation.
3. To remove the stigma of drug abuse from the vast majority of athletes, who are not abusers.
4. To reassure athletes, parents, alumni/alumnae, and community that the health and academic progress of each of its
athletes is the Department's primary goal.

Drug Education
Prior to participation in intercollegiate athletics at Morehouse, all athletes will be required to attend a meeting concerning
drug education. During the meeting, student-athletes will be advised of the Morehouse College alcoholic beverage and
controlled substances policies. Additionally, all student-athletes will be advised of the NCAA drug testing consent form,
policies and NCAA banned substances. All student-athletes will be required to sign the NCAA drug testing consent form
prior to athletics participation.
NCAA Banned Drug Classes
The following is the list of banned-drug classes (adopted from the NCAA banned-drug classes):
A. Psychomotor and central nervous system Stimulants
ephedrine & related compounds dimethylamphetamine chlophentermine ethylamphetamine B. Anabolic steroids: Anabolic steroids dehydrochlormethyl-testosterone norandrostenedione testosterone2 & related compounds dehydroepiandrosterone Androstenedione dromostanolone methyltestosterone norandrostenediol
C. Diuretics:
hydroflumethiazide bendroflumethiazide etharcrynic acid methyclothiazide trichlomethiazide & related compounds hydrocholorthiazide
D. Street drugs:
THC(tetrahydro-cannabinol) (3)
E. Peptide Hormones and Analogues
Chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG – human chorionic gonadotrophin)
Corticotrophin (ACTH)
Growth hormone (HGH, somatotrophin)
All the respective releasing factors of the above-mentioned substances also banned
Erythopoietin (EPO)
F. Definition of positive NCAA drug test depends on the following:
1. for caffeine - if the concentration in the urine exceeds 15 micrograms/ml
2. for testosterone - if the administration of testosterone or the use of any other manipulation has the result of increasing the
ratio of the total concentration of testosterone to that of epitestosterone in the urine to greater than 6:1, unless there is evidence that this ratio is due to a physiological or pathological condition. 3. for marijuana and THC - if the concentration in the urine of THC metabolite exceeds 15 nanograms/ml
Student Reinstatement
Students who have tested positively for an NCAA drug test and wish to be reinstated by the NCAA are required to provide all
funds for the reinstatement drug testing procedures.
NCAA and Morehouse College Sanctions
1. Student-athlete will be suspended from all athletics for one full calendar year from the date of the positive test. 2. A call to parents/guardian will be made by the student athlete in the presence of the Athletic Counselor. The Athletic counselor will follow up with the parents. 3. A confidential meeting will be held with the Athletic Counselor, Dean of Students, Team Physician, Head Coach, Athletic Trainer, Drug Testing Coordinator, and student athlete to set parameters. 4. Athletic trainer will provide counseling and arrange for drug abuse counseling for the student. 5. A copy of the positive drug results will be placed on file in the Dean of Students office. 6. The Dean of Students may bring charges against the student in accordance with the "Controlled Substances" policy found in The Morehouse College Student Handbook.
NOTE: All coaches have the right to implement team policies in regards to drugs/alcohol. This
may include permanent suspension for 1st time offenses and/or loss of scholarships


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