Compliance Mission Statement
East Central University is undergoing major changes involving expansion of its facilities and program offerings. The University is committed to the pursuit of excellence in instruction, research and other forms of scholarly activity and public service. Within this Mission, the evolving Department of Athletics will be an integral part of the institution and its education programs. The Department will develop a comprehensive program of gender balanced sports programs, operating in compliance with NCAA regulations and enjoying success at the Division II level while maintaining the best interests of the student-athlete and the academic integrity of the institution. East Central University is committed to the pursuit of excellence.
Incoming Freshman Athletes
National Letter of Intent
What is an Extra Benefit?
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletic department to provide a prospective or enrolled student-athlete or their family and friends a benefit that is not expressly authorized by NCAA regulations. Some benefits that a booster is prohibited from providing are listed below.
Gifts of clothing or equipment
Free or reduced-cost housing or services
Cash or like items of the co-signing of loans
Employment arrangement for a prospect's relative or close friends.
Rentals or purchases of any types
In addition, there are other services that cannot be provided to an enrolled student-athlete by a booster or member of the East Central Athletic Department staff. There include:
The use of an automobile
Room, board, or transportation costs incurred by friend or family visiting the ECU campus for any reason.
Providing payment or someone to work associated with school projects (i.e., typing, data processing and copying services).
Free medical or professional services for which a fee is normally charged.
Providing a student-athlete or their friends or relatives free use of a telephone for long distance calls.
Use of personal funds to entertain student-athletes, their friends or relatives.
In order to keep you up-to-date and informed regarding NCAA and University regulations that pertain to your involvement with any gambling activity and to provide a timely reminder to help you avoid any activities that may jeopardize your eligibility to participate and compete, please review the following rules. It is important for you, your teammates and the University that you know and abide by all NCAA rules and regulations.
You may not knowingly provide information to individuals involved in any type of organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletic competition.
You may not solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team.
You may not accept a bet on any team representing East Central, participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate competition for any kind of tangible value (i.e., cash, t-shirt, dinner) or participate in any gambling activity that involves professional athletics through a bookmaker, parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling.
Participation in "tournament brackets" on-line or otherwise can be considered gambling. DO NOT participate in NCAA brackets.