Playing Time / Team Issues
Talk to your coach. If you are more comfortable talking to an assistant coach do so, but know that coaches have ultimate responsibility for playing time / team dynamics / program administration. The Clemson Athletic Department administration will not address issues regarding playing time.
Issues with Your Program
After discussing concerns with the coach(s), and feeling that the issue has not been resolved, talk to the administrator who supervises the sport. These sport administrators are:
Stephanie Ellison: Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, Rowing, Volleyball
Natalie Honnen: Men’s and Women’s Golf
Graham Neff: Men’s Basketball
Kyle Young: Baseball, Men’s Soccer
Woody McCorvey: Football
Reporting Violations or Issues with NCAA / ACC Rules
If you are aware or suspect possible NCAA/ACC rules violation (s) or need clarification on rules, you should contact the Director of Compliance Services, Associate Athletics Director Elliott Charles [ firstname.lastname@example.org (864)985-3743], or any member of the Clemson Athletics Compliance staff [ compliance-L@clemson.edu ] which are located in the Jervey Building.
Issues with Your Student-Athlete Experience
Some staff are uniquely qualified in certain areas such as athletic trainers (injuries, health issues); academic advisors and learning specialists (academic issues); compliance directors (questions on ACC/NCAA rules, scholarship, eligibility); the Faculty Athletic Representative – Janie Hodge (welfare and academic/faculty concerns); or you may prefer talking to another member of staff (including your coaches and/or sport administrators) with whom you feel most comfortable, and they will guide you as to your next steps. Natalie Honnen is a good resource, particularly in the areas of welfare, wellness, mental health, conduct and behavior. Know too that student-athletes represent each team on the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). Issues can be brought to them for discussion with the Council who can then bring it to the administration if appropriate.
This office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located in Redfern Health Center, is one of only two offices on campus where a student can talk with a University employee when they wish their issue to be totally confidential. The CUAD has a counsellor on staff for student-athletes, who is required to maintain confidentiality unless the student-athlete gives various levels of permission for the counsellor to communicate with another individual. (The student-athlete is not required to see this counsellor exclusively). The CAPS number is: 864-656-2451. Access to this office after-hours can be obtained by calling 864-656-2222 and asking for the counsellor-on-call. The University Ombudsman is the other confidential resource who provides assistance to members of the University community in exploring options to resolve problems, complaints and conflicts when normal processes and procedures have not worked satisfactorily.
Assistance with Student Policies, Campus Resources or Student in Crisis:
The Dean of Students Office can help students understand University policies and procedures, educate them about and connect them to campus resources, and support students in crisis. Student-athletes may, at any time, contact the Dean of Students Office [(864)656-2161] or Office of Community and Ethical Standards (OCES), [(864)656-0510].
Reporting a Crime
If the incident occurred on campus a report should be made to the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) call 911 or (864) 656-2222.
If the incident occurred away from campus, concerned persons should call 911, or travel to the local law enforcement agency where the incident occurred.
Reporting Non-Criminal Activity, or if you are Unsure of the Type of Activity but are Concerned
Per the Clemson University Student Handbook, “Anyone may initiate a complaint against any student or student organization for misconduct. The complaint should be submitted in writing and directed to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards.” This is the online reporting form:
Reporting Concerns Regarding a Student’s Behavior
Student-athletes should talk with sports medicine staff, academic advisors, coaches or administrative staff regarding concerns about fellow-student athletes. However, if the concern is for a non-athlete, or you do not feel the desire to contact a CUAD staff member, the University has a CARE network for anyone to make a report of concern. The Office of the Dean of Students will follow-up. The online form is below:
Access and Equity
Per their website, “The Office of Access and Equity coordinates the development of policy, procedures, programs, and services related to equality of opportunity in employment, business access, admissions, retention, academics, advancement, and general treatment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Access and Equity monitors the University’s compliance with all federal, state and University policies related to equitable treatment and unlawful discrimination.” A complaint form can be located on their homepage at:
Title XI (Sexual Misconduct) Violations
Cases involving possible Title IX violations, discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., sex discrimination), including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, may be reported by a student-athlete to a coach, sports administrators, any member of the CUAD administration, Director of Athletics, or to the University Title IX Coordinator (Jerry Knighton, (864)656-3184 and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator [Alesia Smith, (864)656-3181]. Reports of sexual misconduct shall be promptly investigated and also reported to the Clemson University Police Department [(864)656-2222]. Employees who fail to report alleged or suspected violations of this policy to the appropriate campus office in a timely manner may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. The Office of Access and Equity will conduct or direct any investigation related to Title IX violations. Other resources for students for sexual misconduct-related offenses include:
o Redfern Health Center, Counseling Services (864)656-2451 (confidential)
o Redfern Health Center, Women’s Clinic (864)656-1541
o Redfern Health Center, Health Information (864)656-2231
o Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, Megan Fallon (864)656-1533
o Pickens County Rape Crisis Center (864)442-5500 (confidential)
University Policy Violations and/or Ethical Violations
In cases of possible violations of University policies or ethical violations, student-athletes may contact a coach, sports administrators, any member of the CUAD administration, the Director of Athletics, or the Clemson University Internal Auditing Office via the toll-free Ethics/Safety Line (third-party monitored by Lighthouse Services; reporters may remain confidential) at 1-(877)503-7283. The University Internal Auditing Office will conduct or direct any investigation related to violations of University policies or ethical violations.
Academic Integrity or Fraud:
Student-athletes with questions, concerns or violations of the Academic Integrity Policy may contact the Director of Athletic Academic Services, Steve Duzan- email@example.com (864)656-0945 or The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (864)656-3022 [John Griffin, Associate Provost – firstname.lastname@example.org ].
A Bias Incident Report Form is available online to report acts of discrimination, harassment or other forms of intolerance perpetrated against any individual based upon the individual’s perceived age, ancestry, color, race, religion, national origin, culture, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, ability or veteran status.
For further questions /concerns, contact:
Associate Director of Athletics, Student-Athlete Wellness/Development