LakeAthletic Compliance

Welcome to The University of Texas at Tyler Compliance Web Site. This web site is designed to be a resource for UT Tyler boosters, alumni, friends, prospective and enrolled student-athletes. In order for UT Tyler to maintain the highest level of integrity and ethical conduct, we ask that our boosters, alumni and friends become familiar with the material contained here. Due to the complexity of NCAA rules, this web site should not be relied on exclusively. If you have questions regarding NCAA rules, please contact us.

UT Tyler is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of NCAA, American Southwest Conference and University rules and regulations. As the University strives for academic and athletic excellence, we must always seek the highest standard of ethical conduct. Involvement with our athletics program is critical to it's success however, we must emphasize that any inappropriate, even inadvertent, activity could jeopardize the eligibility of our current or prospective student-athletes and the compliance of the University with NCAA regulations.

In order to establish an environment within this University that is conducive to the NCAA operating principle of competitive equity, it is critical that everyone associated with the program (from the coaches, staff, student-athletes, and the supporters of the program) do their part. It is important to recognize that when it comes to compliance and NCAA rules everyone has a role and responsibilities and must establish personal accountability and integrity in their actions. Everyone must identify their role and their responsibilities and not be afraid to regularly communicate and demonstrate the commitment to rules compliance in their actions.


Student-Athlete Surveys


Student-Athlete Forms for 2015-2016

All new and returning student-athletes for 2015-16 must print and complete the following forms. The forms must be completed and submitted to your head coach before student-athlete orientation. If you do not complete these forms, you will not be permitted to participate (practice or play) in intercollegiate athletics:

NCAA Compliance Forms:

UT Tyler Athletics Forms:

UT Tyler Athletic Training Forms:

All forms are in PDF format.


This past January, at the NCAA Convention, Division III delegates  adopted a proposal requiring confirmation of sickle cell trait status for all student-athletes no later than the 2014-15 academic year, including mandatory confirmation of status for all incoming student-athletes (first-year and transfers) in 2013-14.

Beginning Aug. 1, when the legislation becomes effective, schools must confirm the sickle cell trait status of incoming student-athletes before participation in intercollegiate athletics in one of the following manners:

Documentation: The student-athlete may provide documented results of a sickle cell solubility test administered before participation;

Pending documentation: A student-athlete who has taken a sickle cell solubility test but whose results are not yet confirmed may participate provided the student-athlete engages in mandatory education, signs a waiver and receives appropriate precautions as set forth by the institution; or

Opt-out: The student-athlete may sign a waiver declining confirmation of sickle cell trait status. Before signing a waiver, the student-athlete shall be provided education regarding the implications of exercising the waiver option. Before athletics participation, a student-athlete who signs a waiver under this provision shall engage in mandatory education regarding sickle cell trait status and receive accommodations as determined by the institution.


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About NCAA Division III

Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete's athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

What does Division III have to offer?

  • Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics. Student-athletes are integrated into the student body, and they experience the full range of college life.
  • Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete's experience is of paramount concern.
  • Division III athletics feature athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic skills and athletic departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the university.
  • Division III athletics encourages the development of sportsmanship and positive social attitudes. Coaches and players treat each other with respect, and administrators work to foster a positive competitive environment.
  • Division III athletics is committed to providing equitable athletics opportunities for both genders and gives equal emphasis to men's and women's sports.
  • Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to student-athletes, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.