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1 University of New Mexico
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Regents' Policy Manual - Section 4.9: Intercollegiate Athletics

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996


This policy applies to all intercollegiate athletic programs offered by the University.


Through its intercollegiate athletics programs, the University of New Mexico provides the opportunity and encouragement for student athletes to pursue degrees of their choice and develop their athletic abilities in keeping with high standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, leadership, and institutional loyalty.

It is the University's policy that its intercollegiate athletics programs must:

  1. Encourage scholarship, sportsmanship, fair play, and a sense of responsibility among all athletes, members of the University community, and spectators at athletic events;

  2. Enable the University to be represented by men and women who are bona fide students making normal progress in degree programs with appropriate academic counseling, advisement and support;

  3. Comply with the spirit and intent of the federal regulations mandating equal opportunity for men and women in intercollegiate athletics, including remedying financial discrepancies between men's and women's athletic programs; and

  4. Comply strictly with the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), or any other governing body to which the University might become subject.

Student athletes shall be required to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA and the WAC and shall receive appropriate training in those rules and regulations.


The President shall adopt administrative policies and procedures for implementing this policy. Coaches and other personnel shall be required by the terms of their employment contracts to manage their programs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and shall be subject to discipline for failure to comply. Coaches and other personnel shall receive regular training in relevant laws and regulations.


Title IX of Civil Rights Act of 1964; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare regulations of 1979; NCAA regulations; WAC regulations.