Earlham College and NCAA Compliance

The Department of Athletics at Earlham College is dedicated to providing a quality, competitive student-athlete experience with an atmosphere of excellence in academics, athletics, and student-life and well-being. Earlham College is also committed to meeting the requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and conference affiliates. With this in mind, this page includes information that pertains to NCAA and Earlham College compliance and eligibility rules. This information includes policies, rules, and regulations in a wide variety of topics for student-athletes and individuals of athletics interests.

It is the responsibility of the appropriate individuals to understand the below information and ASK if something is confusing. It’s always a good idea to ASK before acting! All information is up to date but is subject to change.

Please contact the Compliance Office with questions:
Kevin Hayden, Associate Director of Athletics


NCAA Eligibility Center

Establishing a profile page with the Eligibility Center allows division III athletes and prospective student-athletes to receive information and education about the student-athlete experience within the NCAA. Registration will also provide student-athletes with an NCAA identification number. Click here to create your free NCAA profile.


Helpful Links

NCAA Division III

Student-Athlete Handbook

Student-Athlete Summary of NCAA Regulations

The above regulations include specific requirements of current student-athletes pertinent to NCAA guidelines and eligibility. Click here for the Summary of Regulations/Getting In The Game Videos

Student-Athlete Athletic Eligibility
Credits: Must be taking at least 12 credits
Academic Progress and Eligibility: Student-athletes are ineligible for competition if they reach ‘final probation’

The Student-Athlete Voice Matters; SAAC
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is an important aspect of Earlham, which provides the student-athlete with a voice within athletics on campus and within the NCAA Division III governance structure. Learn more about Earlham’s SAAC.

Coaches Corner

Compliance Newsletter
December 2018: Staff | Student-Athletes

2017-18 NCAA Banned Drugs List

Student-athletes must be released to speak with other institutions about the potential of transferring prior to speaking to other institutions. If you are looking to transfer to Earlham, please have your current institution’s compliance officer send a release to Earlham’s Associate Director of Athletics. If you are a current Earlham student-athlete and are considering transferring to another institution you may release yourself via the below self-release form if you are interested in speaking to another Division III institution. If you’re interested in speaking to a non-Division III institution (Division I, Division II, or NAIA) please contact Earlham’s Associate Director of Athletics for a release. PLEASE make sure a release is granted prior to speaking with a new institution. You will risk your eligibility by not being released from your current institution first.  
Student-Athlete Self Release (Division III to Division III Transfer)

Guidelines for Representatives of Athletics Interests (Alumni, Parents, Boosters, & Friends)

Athletics Recruiting/Communications Reference Guide

Student-Athlete Travel Release