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Compliance Question of the Week




Nov. 14, 2006

Question:

What is institutional control?

Answer:

"Institutional control" is a term used within the NCAA system of governance. It requires the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of formal policies and procedures designed to prevent violations. Of course, the individuals involved in violations are always responsible for their actions. Nevertheless, an institution is considered to be "in control" of its athletics program only when appropriate policies and procedures are in place that result in prompt detection, investigation, and reporting of violations.

Baylor University is responsible for the actions of its coaches, administrators, staff, student-athletes, alumni, boosters, and fans. Even inadvertent violations can lead to penalties for our student-athletes and the institution. So, always remember ... Ask Before You Act!