The general principle outlined by the NCAA is that all individuals employed or associated with a member institution intercollegiate athletics program shall represent honor and sportsmanship. Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics expects prospective and enrolled student-athletes, current and former staff members (e.g., coach, professor, tutor, teaching assistant, student manager, student trainer) to act in an honest and ethical manner..
In accordance with NCAA Bylaw 10.1, unethical conduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Refusal to cooperate with or providing false information for an investigation into possible violations of NCAA regulations;
- Knowing involvement in creating false academic reports, or academic entrance and collegiate exams;
- Knowing involvement in providing and using banned substances;
- Failure to provide the NCAA or NCAA Eligibility Center complete and accurate information regarding an individual's academic record and/or amateur status; and,
- Receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or representative thereof.
The NCAA specifically outlines policy regarding sports wagering activities. Gambling rules apply to staff members of the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics, non-athletics staff members with athletic department responsibilities, e.g., President, Vice President for External Relations, Faculty Athletics Representative, and student-athletes.
Pacific has identified certain event management individuals to be among staff members who must abide by the gambling rules. Any non-department staff person (paid or unpaid) who is associated with a competition and who has control or influence in the outcome and/or score of the competition or who keeps a statistical record of the competition, must abide by the NCAA's gambling policy.
The NCAA defines gambling as giving up an item of value (e.g., cash, t-shirt, dinner, etc.) in exchange for the possibility of gaining another item of value. Gambling rules apply to any wagering on NCAA sponsored sports, whether they are professional or not. All forms of contests involving NCAA sponsored sports are highly discouraged.
By September 15th of each year, Pacific staff members must certify that they reported any knowledge of NCAA legislation violations involving the University during the previous academic year, which is kept on file with the Director of Athletics. Staff members must certify by signing and dating the Certification of Compliance for Staff members of Department of Intercollegiate Athletics form. Those members required to sign the form are those who were at the institution the previous academic year and also returning for the next academic year.
Also by September 15th of each year, the University President must certify the institution met the requirements of NCAA Bylaw 30.3.