Online Compliance Forms
To be eligible to practice and compete at your institution you must complete all NCAA compliance forms. You may access the NCAA compliance forms using the login ID and password that will be sent to you at the beginning of your season. Once you receive the email, you will have seven calendar days to complete the form. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Chuks at 413-59-4834 or email her at [email protected].
The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering on college sports. Sports wagering is defined as putting something at risk – such as an entry fee or a wager – in return for the opportunity to win something. NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes, and athletics department, conference office, and NCAA national office employees from wagering on intercollegiate, amateur, and professional sports in which the Association conducts championships.
Williams College Hazing Statement
Hazing is prohibited by the College and is subject to College rules and disciplinary proceedings. Hazing is also a crime under Massachusetts state law. There is zero tolerance of any form of hazing. Any athlete and/or team involved in hazing may be suspended indefinitely from participation in athletics at Williams College. Each student athlete is required to sign the Hazing Statement prior to the start of the season.
For more details on hazing and the laws pertaining to hazing see the Williams College Student Handbook: http://web.williams.edu/registrar/handbook/policies.html
Drug and Alcohol Policy
NESCAC Presidents’ Statement on Abusive Drinking and Hazing
In addition to being partners in athletic competition, the 11 colleges and universities comprising the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) are united in efforts to provide safe environments in which students may mature intellectually and socially.
Recognizing that social life plays a role in the college experience, each campus has increased its efforts to encourage students to make responsible choices. Each school takes a strong stand against substance abuse, including alcohol. While the vast majority of students at NESCAC institutions who choose to drink alcohol do so responsibly, each school has disciplinary and educational programs in place for students who misuse alcohol and other substances. Additionally, all of the conference schools expressly prohibit hazing.
For more information on the NESCAC please visit www.nescac.com.
Williams College Athletic Department Drug and Alcohol Policy
Under no circumstances are there to be drugs or alcohol purchased or consumed by student-athletes at any time while traveling as teams away from campus.
For more details on the college wide drug and alcohol policy see the Williams College Student Handbook http://web.williams.edu/registrar/handbook/policies.html
Prospective Student-Athlete (PSA) Hosting
As a member of a varsity team, you are an integral part of the recruiting process at Williams College. It is likely that you will be asked to host a prospective student-athlete on his/her unofficial and/or official visit. When you agree to host, you understand that you are responsible for the PSA while he/she is on campus, and he/she should remain in your company. While you are hosting, the expectation is that you accommodate the PSA in a welcoming way.
The Student Handbook outlines Standards of Conduct for all Williams’ students. PSAs on official visits are made aware of these Standards of Conduct prior to their visit and are asked to abide by them and to expect their hosts to abide by them too. Please note that PSAs are under legal age. It is not legal for them to drink. Additionally, Williams College prohibits the abuse of alcohol and drugs and expects members of the community to abide by local, state, and federal laws. The college does not provide students protection from the consequences of violating local, state, or federal laws. This means that PSAs may not drink during their visit. As host, you too may not drink while you are hosting. While the PSA is on campus, you will use your best judgment as host. Failure to abide by these policies is a violation of Williams College guidelines.
Out-of season activity is supported as long as it follows NESCAC regulations and is not viewed as a requirement for making a team. All out-of-season activities must be strictly voluntary and should never conflict with any academic obligation.
- Orchestrated activity is not allowed, attendance cannot be taken and no information can be reported back to the coach.
- Any activity located on or off campus must be organized as a “free play “environment where members of the student community are able to participate.
- Facilities off or on campus may not be rented or reserved for the varsity team and there are to be no contests or scrimmages as teams against outside competition.
- Voluntary strength and conditioning programs are permitted.
- Maximum of 5 workout programs may be designed and introduced for student-athletes while out of season.
- Individuals or groups of individuals may pursue workout programs, but not full teams.
- Community service activities and educational programming (leadership education, alcohol and hazing education) are permitted.
- Student-athletes may volunteer to work in sport-based clinics for youth, provided clinics are not conducted when classes are in session and student-athletes work no more than two days in any given sport in an academic year.