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Feb 08, 2021

Clemson Compliance Corner

Clemson Compliance Corner - IPTAY Members and Compliance Services (CUACS)

For this week’s Clemson Compliance Corner, we are reminding you about the integral role you play in helping Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services (CUACS) support our Tigers student-athletes, coaches, and staff. As Clemson University is a proud member of the NCAA, CUACS is the office on Clemson’s campus charged with ensuring the university maintains full control of activities associated with Clemson Athletics. CUACS ensures the athletics department and university are continuously operating within the rules and policies set forth by the NCAA, ACC, and the university.

Safeguards designed to protect the university and its athletics programs begins with education. CUACS is the athletics department’s coordinator of rules education for all constituent groups who potentially have an impact on athletics programs and student-athletes. For example, this education includes topics such as the following:

  • Student-Athlete Eligibility
  • Recruiting Restrictions
  • Coaching Responsibilities
  • Academic Requirements
  • Financial Aid
  • Awards and Benefits
  • On-Field/On-Court Athletics Activities

Any of these areas could impact the eligibility of our student-athletes and the standing of our sport programs. Overall, compliance is a shared responsibility including faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and business leaders. We all must work hard together to protect the university and its athletics programs.

Specifically, you are able to help by doing the following:

  • Contact CUACS if you see anything peculiar involving student-athletes, recruits, or coaches in your community.
  • Contact CUACS before offering a current student-athlete an employment opportunity (e.g., camp, volunteer, internship).
  • Do not provide gifts and/or benefits directly to student-athletes.

Please continue to Ask Before You Act and always feel free to contact Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services at