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Staying within the rules is the priority for any university Athletic Department. Here at Western Kentucky, we are proud of our diligent efforts as we continue through an extended period of exceptional compliance.

As an office, our goal shall be the consistent with the rules mandated by the NCAA, Conference USA, and the University President. Our purpose is to maintain institutional integrity by keeping athletics as an essential part of the educational mission of WKU and keeping the student-athlete as an integral part of the overall student body. The compliance office shall provide the highest standard of compliance; stimulate the greatest degree of knowledge related to association and conference rules and regulations; and support university staff as well as representatives of athletics interest.

NCAA rules cover the activities of four sets of people - prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes, university staff, and representatives of athletic interests. Those persons within the university, current students and university personnel, are challenging enough to monitor and control. The other two groups, prospects and representatives, are not within the immediate control of the university. Therefore, educating and monitoring this second group is even more important.

If you have any knowledge of improprieties, unintentional or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Under NCAA rules, the immediate corrective actions and prompt self-reporting are essential for WKU and its athletes to remain in good standing.

Any questions/comments, please contact:

John McCammon
Associate AD for Compliance and Student Services
270-745-3235
john.mccammon@wku.edu
Lisa Schneider
Assistant to the AD/Compliance/SWA
270-745-5276
lisa.schneider@wku.edu
Phyllis Finch
Administrative Assistant
270-745-3542
phyllis.finch@wku.edu

WESTERN KENTUCKY ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Department of Athletics is to provide a broad based athletics program which emphasizes the academic and personal development of the student-athlete, while upholding the principles of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct as defined by the NCAA, by conference affiliations and by the University. Fair and equitable opportunities will be a priority and will be provided for student-athletes and staff to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level regardless of gender or ethnicity. The sports programs of the Department of Athletics will be competitive regionally and nationally while serving the university's constituents through entertainment and public service.