General Compliance Information

At Morrisville State, the compliance office's responsibility is to oversee student-athletes and department staff members, faculty and staff, along with friends of the program, to ensure that the athletic department and its student-athletes are compliant with all of the Morrisville State, Conference Offices, and NCAA Division III rules and regulations.


NCAA Principles of Rules Compliance

Per the NCAA Constitution, a member institution will comply with all applicable NCAA rules and regulations. An institution is also responsible for monitoring its athletics program to assure compliance for identifying and reporting all instances in which compliance has not been achieved.

2018-19 NCAA Summary of Regulations



In order to be eligible for practice and/or competition, student-athletes must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during any semester. If a student drops below 12 credits, he/she immediately becomes ineligible for practice and/or competition.

All student-athletes must have a current physical on file with the Student Health Center prior to practicing. All freshmen, transfers and new student-athletes must have a physical on file with the college within 6 months of initial participation in athletics. All returning student-athletes need to have an update prior to the beginning of the season.

Students must be cleared through the compliance office prior to practicing and/or competing, and are also required to meet NCAA and institutional continuing eligibility standards.

All student-athletes wishing to participate in athletics in the 2018-19 academic year must attend a mandatory NCAA Compliance meeting conducted by the athletic department's compliance director. Pertinent NCAA bylaws, campus academic standards for eligibility, drug testing, and other compliance issues will be covered at this meeting. Student-athletes will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive clarification about NCAA bylaws and other issues regarding eligibility.


Prior to the scheduled compliance meeting, all student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center as Morrisville State utilizes the online compliance system available through the NCAA. Directions for how to create a free profile for Division III can be found at the link below. This information needs to be shared with the compliance office prior to your participation in your sport(s).

Creating an NCAA ID

NCAA ID Verification Form



All meetings start on time, please be prompt and bring a pen.

Fall Teams:

  • Football  -  Friday, August 10th -  3 p.m.
  • Field Hockey -  Friday, August 17th  - 3 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer  -  Friday, August 17th  - 3 p.m.
  • Women's Soccer  -  Friday, August 17th  - 3 p.m.
  • Volleyball  - Friday, August 17th  - 3 p.m.
  • Cross Country -  Monday, August 20th - 2 p.m.
  • Golf  - Thursday, August 30th  - 1 p.m.

Spring Teams:

  • Men's Lacrosse - Friday, September 14th - 2 p.m.
  • Softball  - Thursday, August 30th  - 1 p.m.
  • Women's Lacrosse  - Thursday, August 30th  - 1 p.m.

Winter Teams:

  • Men's Basketball -  Friday, October 12th  - 3 p.m.
  • Men's Ice Hockey -  Friday, September 28th  - 3 p.m. (International SA Meeting to follow)
  • Women's Basketball  - Friday, October 12th  - 3 p.m.
  • Women's Ice Hockey - Friday, September 28th  - 3 p.m. (International SA Meeting to follow)

Non-traditional Teams (participating in the Spring semester):

  • Friday, February 22nd  - 3 p.m.


If you have any questions regarding your eligibility status, please contact Brandy Thurston, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, at (315) 684-6250 or


International Students (or students who have competed internationally)

International students who have competed internationally must complete the General Amateurism and Eligibility Form for International Student-Athletes prior to representing the institution in any athletics practice or competition. All students who have also competed internationally need to complete the form as well. International student-athletes should bring the completed General Amateurism and Eligibility Form with them to their scheduled compliance meeting.


General Transfer Information

An athletics staff member or other representatives of the institution’s athletics interests shall not make any contact in any manner with the student-athlete of another NCAA or NAIA four-year collegiate institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining written permission to do so, regardless of who makes the initial contact.

If a current student-athlete attends another Division III institution, he/she may issue on their own behalf, permission for another Division III institution to contact them about a potential transfer. The self-release will need to be forwarded to the director of athletics and compliance officer at the institution of interest. Contact may occur during the 30-day period beginning with the date the permission to contact form was signed by the student-athlete.

Permission to Contact / Self-Release Form


For additional transfer information, refer to the below NCAA Transfer Guide and contact the head coach, compliance officer or director of athletics at your institution for any further questions you may have.

NCAA Transfer Guide


Athletic Training

For participation in intercollegiate athletics at Morrisville State College, all student-athletes must complete and/or update their medical information with the Sports Medicine staff. Please review the documents on the Athletic Training website located here (click here). 


Code of Conduct

Student-athletes representing Morrisville State College have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on Morrisville State College, the athletic department, and themselves. In every sense of the word student-athletes are ambassadors for the college. The athletic department has established a standard for behavior for all student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics which emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, appropriate conduct, and responsibilities that each athlete must accept when representing Morrisville State intercollegiate athletics.

The violation of team or department rules, policies, or regulations may carry a penalty ranging from a temporary suspension to removal from the team.

It is the intention of the athletic department to achieve a level of behavior which reflects the department and Morrisville State College’s commitment to civility and appropriate conduct. This requires a commitment from each student-athlete. In addition to the following rules specific team policies may be established which compliment overall department goals.

To read the Intercollegiate Code of Conduct, click here