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Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

UNCW Student-Athlete Handbook Department of Athletics

2016 - 2017

Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

University Calendar 2016-2017

Fall 2016

August 8 August 10-11 August 13

August 14-15 August 15

August 15 August 17 August 24

August 26

September 5 September 15

October 6-7 October 10 October 10

October 14

November 10

November 23 November 24-25

November 28 November 30 December 1 December 3 December 5-8 December 8 December 10 December 11 December 23-31

Academic year begins Transfer orientation and advising On-campus housing opens for new and transfer students only at 8 a.m. Freshman Orientation and advising

On-campus housing opens for returning students 10 a.m. Convocation Classes begin

Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class. Late Registration Fee for Reinstatement

Labor Day state holiday; no classes Graduation Application Deadline ? Fall 2016 ? graduate students Fall break; no classes

Classes resume 8 a.m. Last day to withdraw with a W ? undergraduate students Graduation Application Deadline ? Fall 2016 ? undergraduate students Last day to withdraw with a W ? graduate students No classes

Thanksgiving state holiday; no classes Classes resume 8 a.m. Last day of classes

Reading Day Final Examinations Final Examinations Fall semester ends

Commencement On-campus housing closes 10 a.m. University closed

Spring 2017

January 2

New Year's Day, state holiday

January 3

University Opens

January 4

On-Campus housing opens 10 a.m.

January 5

Spring semester begins

January 5-6

Orientation and advising

January 9

Classes begin

January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. state holiday; no classes

January 17

Last day for registration/Last day to drop (without a grade) or add a class

January 18

Registration Fee for Reinstatement

February 15

Graduation Application Deadline ? Spring 2017 ? graduate students

February 24

Last day to withdraw with a W ? undergraduate students

March 3

Graduation Application Deadline ? Spring 2017 undergraduate students

March 4

On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.

March 4-12

Spring Break; no classes

March 12

On-campus housing opens 10 a.m.

March 13

Classes resume 8 a.m.

March 30

Last day to withdraw with a W - graduate students

April 13

No classes

April 14

Good Friday state holiday; no classes

April 17

Classes resume 8 a.m.

April 17

Graduation Application Deadline ? Summer 2017 ? graduate students

April 26

Last day of classes

April 27

Thursday Reading Day

April 28-29

Final Examinations

May 1-4

Final Examinations

May 4

Spring semester ends

May 5-6

Commencement

May 7

On-campus housing closes 10 a.m.

Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

Table of Contents

From the Director of Athletics.................................................................................................................................. 1

From the Faculty Athletic Representative ............................................................................................................... 2

About UNCW ........................................................................................................................................................... 3 History Points of Pride Traditions Conference Affiliation

Important University Telephone Numbers............................................................................................................... 5

Department of Athletics ........................................................................................................................................... 6 Athletics Mission, Vision & Core Values Sr. Management Team & Head Coaches

Student-Athlete Conduct and Expectations ............................................................................................................ 8 General Philosophy Notification Requirements UNCW Student Conduct Actions Disciplinary Actions through the Department of Athletics Incident Management Process Appeal of Departmental Disciplinary Action Sexual Misconduct Department of Athletics Ethical Conduct, Sportsmanship, Rules & Regulations Policy

Student-Athlete Grievance Policy Procedures ...................................................................................................... 14

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services ........................................................................................................ 16 Academic Advising Services Student-Athlete Orientation Academic Progress Monitoring & Reporting Tutor Program Success Skills Laptops for Student-Athlete Use Student Affairs Programming Declaration of Major Satisfactory Progress Class Absences Missed Class Policy Scheduling Policy Repeat Policy Study Hall Academic Recognition Additional University Resources Resource Sharing for CAA Traveling Teams

NCAA Life Skills Program ..................................................................................................................................... 23

Awards & Recognition ........................................................................................................................................... 24

Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

Table of Contents

NCAA, CAA, & UNCW Regulations ...................................................................................................................... 25 Amateurism Agents Employment Academic Eligibility Promotional Activities Recruiting of Prospective Student-Athletes Official and Unofficial Visits Policy Medical Hardship Waiver Academic Misconduct Practice & Competition Financial Aid & Scholarships Student Ticket Policies Gifts and Services/Extra Benefits Rule Transfer Release from UNCW Request Gambling CAA Sportsmanship Policy NCAA Student Assistance Fund Reporting of NCAA Violations UNCW Procedures for Reporting Rule Violations Additional NCAA/CAA/UNCW Compliance Resources

Athletic Training Services ...................................................................................................................................... 40

Strength & Conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 42

Athletics Communications Office & Media Policies............................................................................................... 43

Social Networking Website Policy ......................................................................................................................... 44

Housing & Residence Life ..................................................................................................................................... 45

Faculty Athletic Council ......................................................................................................................................... 46

SAAC, Sport Administrator & Exit Interviews ........................................................................................................ 47

Professional Sports Counseling Panel .................................................................................................................. 48

Department of Athletics Hazing Policy Statement................................................................................................. 49

Department of Athletics Drug, Alcohol Education, Testing, & Deterrence Policy ................................................. 50

Department of Athletics Alcoholic Beverages Policy ............................................................................................ 58

Department of Athletics Directory ......................................................................................................................... 59

University Athletic Facilities................................................................................................................................... 62

Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

Dear UNCW Student-Athlete, Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for one of the most exciting journeys of your life. Your academic accomplishments and athletic talents give you an opportunity to attend a world-class university with an established academic and athletic reputation. The University is dedicated to providing you with a learning and athletic environment that will enable you to graduate and to participate in a highly competitive intercollegiate program. You have wisely selected an institution where you will experience personal growth, academic achievement and athletic success. Our student-athletes consistently demonstrate that athletic competition can be complemented by a successful educational experience. The Department of Athletics is committed to helping you maximize your potential as both a student and an athlete and offering educational support services that will assist you in achieving your goals. This handbook is provided to assist you in answering many of your questions and concerns. Please feel free to visit us in the Nixon Annex adjacent to Trask Coliseum if you have comments or suggestions at any time. Best of luck to you this year and GO SEAHAWKS! Best Regards,

Jimmy Bass

Jimmy Bass Director of Athletics

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Student-Athlete Handbook 2016-17

Dear UNCW Student-Athlete: On behalf of the faculty at University of North Carolina Wilmington, I want to welcome you to the start of a new academic year and wish you great success as a student and an athlete. I want you to know that the number one goal of the faculty and staff is for you to successfully complete your degree in the major of your choice. We are all willing to help, but ultimately you have to take personal responsibility for your academic success. Some key points to help in your success this year include:

? MAKE FULL USE OF All ACADEMIC RESOURCES - do not wait until the end of the semester if you find yourself falling behind or not doing as well as you would like - seek tutoring or other forms of academic assistance early.

? COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR FACULTY - Introduce yourself within the first week of class. Make eye contact, respect them (you will receive it back), meet them in their office during office hours, greet them in the hall, or other campus locations. Be prepared to discuss concerns well in advance of conflict.

? NOTIFY FACULTY EARLY ABOUT ABSENCES related to athletics and make up any required work that was missed in a timely manner.

? MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC ADVISORS REGULARLY to ensure you are making good progress toward your degree, to maintain eligibility, and to plan for your future career.

? USE STUDY HALL TIME EFFECTIVELY - this is time set aside for you to complete your work and even get ahead ? use it wisely.

? USE ACADEMICALLY SUCCESSFUL STUDENT-ATHLETES AS ROLE MODELS ? they have already figured out how to balance their course work and athletics successful.

As the Faculty Athletic Representative I am appointed by the Chancellor and a large part of my role is focused on student-athlete academic success. Should you have any problems or questions concerning advising, courses and/or faculty please do not hesitate to contact me directly (combsc@uncw.edu; 910-962-3262; Trask 146), and I will try my best to address your questions or concerns. Best wishes for an excellent academic and athletic year! Go HAWKS! Sincerely,

Dr. C. Sue Combs Faculty Athletic Representative

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