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Dear Alumni, Faculty, and Friends:

The passion for Villanova Athletics is evident in everything we do and from all corners of our community. With our passion must come the responsibility to build a culture of compliance with a healthy respect for the specific rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Big East Conference, and any/all other conferences with which Villanova is affiliated.

The NCAA's definition of "a representative of the University's athletics interests" is very broad and encompasses many, if not all, of the individuals who regularly attend out athletic events. If you fall into this category, there are a number of activities regarding contact with student-athletes and prospective student-athletes that could put the University at risk of receiving NCAA sanctions.

We have summarized the applicable NCAA rules in this pamphlet. Please take time to read it carefully and, should you have any questions, please call our Office of Athletics Compliance at (610) 519-6607.

The University is charged with the responsibility to exercise "institutional control" of its athletics interests, and we are committed to maintaining a responsible program with integrity in which all of us can take great pride.

Thank you for all that you do for Villanova Athletics and helping us build a culture of compliance that we can all be proud of.


Mark Jackson
Director of Athletics


· Ethics Hotline

Villanova University is an institution with strong values of community, responsibility and integrity. As a community, we hold ourselves to the high standards set forth in our Mission Statement, University policies and the Student Code of Conduct.

Villanova University supports an environment of open, honest communications, and encourages community members to approach appropriate University personnel in instances where they believe violations of policies or standards have occurred, including violations of compliance with NCAA or Conference rules and bylaws.

However, in situations where you prefer to place a report on an anonymous basis or through an outside party, Villanova has implemented the EthicsPoint hotline. This comprehensive and confidential reporting tool, administered by a third party unaffiliated with Villanova, is intended to assist the University and all members of its community to address violations of University policies and the Student Code of Conduct, and to promote a positive work and learning environment.

The information you provide to EthicsPoint will be shared with the appropriate University personnel, on an anonymous basis if you should choose. While you may choose to make an anonymous report, please know that by not revealing your name, it may hamper the University's ability to investigate or resolve your complaint. Also know that Villanova prohibits retaliation against any individual who, in good faith, makes a complaint, voices a concern or cooperates in an investigation.

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