SMU athletics is committed to the principle of amateurism in intercollegiate athletics. Therefore, the Compliance Office has developed a program to ensure that any interaction between SMU student-athletes and agents or financial advisors is consistent with NCAA legislation. The State of Texas, the NCAA, and Southern Methodist University have all instituted laws, rules, and procedures that must be followed in any communication between agents or financial advisors and student-athletes. Although the aforementioned laws, rules, and procedures are quite extensive, the following are provided as general guidelines to follow.
NOTE: For further information regarding the regulation of athletes' agents in the State of Texas, please visit the State of Texas Agent Act website.
- All agents must register will the Compliance Office.
- Student-athletes must refer all unregistered agents to the Compliance Office.
- Student-athletes must notify the Compliance Office any time they have contact with an agent.
- Student-athletes who do not abide by the policies of the Compliance Office will be disciplined.
- Agents who do not abide by the policies of the Compliance Office may not contact student-athletes and may be reported to the governing body of the applicable professional sport and/or to local law enforcement.
The Compliance Office has created policies and procedures that are designed to protect the integrity of Southern Methodist University athletics department. The following are forms that help the Compliance Office in monitoring and overseeing the intercollegiate athletic programs at SMU so that representatives of the athletic department are better able to perform their duties within the bounds of NCAA and C-USA rules and regulations.
The Compliance Office has done its best to predict all potential issues that might arise in the operation of an intercollegiate athletic department. However, there are still situations that need special attention. Therefore, the Compliance Office asks you to peruse and use these forms as needed, but reminds you to "Ask Before You Act." If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call (214-768-4243), write (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit (Gerald Llyod Building, Suite 304).
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