CHAPTER FOUR: 4320
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
BOARD POLICY ON INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
PREAMBLE: This section outlines the Board of Regents' policy on intercollegiate athletics. A previous avatar appeared in the 1979 Handbook. This section was rewritten in July of 1987 to reflect changes in the Regents' policy. For further information, contact the President's Office (208-885-6365).
A. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY. The regents have delegated to the president authority for the conduct of UI's intercollegiate athletic program [see 4325 for a description of the program]. The board requires that the program be administered in conformity with its policies and those of the organizations and conferences with which UI is affiliated. The board's basic policy is contained below.
B-1. The board reaffirms the role of intercollegiate athletics as a legitimate and significant component of institutional activity. The responsibility for and control of institutional activities in this area rest with the board.
B-2. In the area of intercollegiate athletics, the board seeks to establish programs which provide opportunities for student athletes to attend college and participate in athletic programs while pursuing and completing academic degrees, reflect accurately the priorities and academic character of its institutions, and serve the needs of the institutions as they seek, through their athletic programs, to establish fruitful and sustaining relationships with their constituencies throughout the state and nation.
B-3. Given these goals, the board has a continuing concern and interest in the academic success of student athletes, the scope and level of competition, and the cost of athletic programs administered by its institutions. Consequently, the board will, from time to time, in the context of this policy statement, promulgate, as necessary, regulations governing the conduct of athletic programs at its institutions.