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Valparaiso University
NCAA Violations
Academic Misconduct Any form of unethical behavior that violates the integrity of the academic process, such as bestowing or seeking academic favors or advancements on the basis of friendship or gifts, concealing conflicts of interest, or deliberate failure to meet professional obligations.
Fraudulent Activities Activities designed to influence the outcome of sports activities; organized gambling.
Hazing The demeaning of a student through physical or mental means for the purpose of initiations in, or acceptance into a group.
Improper Giving or Gifts Giving, receiving or solicitation of items which could be reasonably interpreted as an effort to influence a recruiting decision; items given, received or solicited for the benefit of an individual or an individualís family or friends; items given, received or solicited during or in connection with signing negotiations; the acceptance of cash, checks, money orders, vouchers, gift certificates, loans, vehicles or transportation.
Inappropriate Activities Interaction of consultants with student athletes off or on the field.
Misuse of Assets, Players or Endorsements Use of college sports equipment, uniforms or any other items owned by the institution for personal activities. Improper talent scout activity; arranging meetings between current or former players with talent scouts; taking money for arranging introductions with scouts.
Recruiting Misconduct Phone calls or unauthorized visits outside the recruiting period; undue duress or influence from alumni, trustee or unauthorized personnel; recruiting players outside amateur status.
Scholarship / Financial Aid Misconduct Falsifying entrance or placement exams; utilizing an assumed name; improper inducement of benefits or financial aid. Unusual treatment for one player and not for others in loans, transportation or housing benefits; arranging for fraudulent academic credit or falsification of transcripts.
Sexual Misconduct The making of unwanted and offensive sexual advances or of sexually offensive remarks or acts, by associates or superiors.
Substance Abuse Substance abuse is defined as the misuse of both legal and illegal drugs including alcohol. (Examples include: cocaine, narcotics, marijuana, stimulants or steroids)
Other Athletic Matters Other matters of concern not specifically outlined above.