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Athletics Integrity

The Athletics Integrity Unit is responsible for development, implementation and oversight of compliance and athletics integrity program policies and practices within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics that ensure compliance and ethical conduct by the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (Athletics Department) with all applicable NCAA and Big Ten rules and regulations and with the requirements set forth in the Athletics Integrity Agreement between the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference (Big Ten) and the University.


Athletics Integrity Agreement

The Athletics Integrity Agreement between The National Collegiate Athletic Association and The Big Ten Conference, and the Pennsylvania State University, expired by its own terms in August 2017.

Penn State President Dr. Eric Barron announced that Penn State would voluntarily continue all of the processes and procedures that had served the University during the term of the Athletics Integrity Agreement.

The current policy guiding the Athletics Integrity Program went into effect in September 2017.

In addition to the guidelines established by the University's own Athletics Integrity Program and the NCAA rules, the Big Ten promulgated a series of standards for Institutional Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University certifies annual compliance with these standards.


Intercollegiate Athletics Code of Conduct


The Athletics Integrity Unit works in partnership with the Athletics Compliance Department to deliver training related to all NCAA rules and procedures. For further information on training opportunities or to request a training session, please contact the Athletics Compliance Office 814-863-8048.