Compliance and Eligibility


   

Role of the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)

Jeff Kaufman • 317.955.6348 • [email protected]
 
The Faculty Athletic Representative (F.A.R.) position serves as a link between the academic and athletic components of our community. The responsibility of the F.A.R. is to certify all athletes for competition through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Crossroads League. The F.A.R. is the primary source for any questions that arise concerning eligibility of incoming freshmen and/or transfer students.
 
Before a student-athlete makes changes to their schedule he or she must consult with the head coach in consultation with the FAR for eligibility purpose.
 

Marian University Eligibility Regulations

Freshman

1. You must, if an entering freshman, meet two of three entry level requirements:
 
A. Achieve a minimum score of 860 on the math and verbal sections combined on the SAT or 18 on the ACT. Test must be taken on a national testing date (residual tests are not acceptable.) Scores must be achieved on a single test.
B. Achieve a minimal overall high school grade point average of 2.000 on a 4.000 scale.

C. Graduate in the top half of your high school graduating class.
 
2. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutionally-approved or required hours at the time of participation. Should participation take place between terms, you must have been identified with the institution the term immediately preceding the date of participation.

3. You must, if a second-term freshman, have accumulated a minimum total of nine institutional or required credit hours before identification for the second term of attendance and maintain a 1.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale.

4. You may not count repeat courses previously passed in any term toward the 24 credit hour rule.
 

Continuing Progress

1. You must be making normal progress toward a recognized baccalaureate degree and maintain the grade points required to remain a student in good standing as defined by the following:
 
Up to 17.999 credit hours 1.50 minimum cumulative GPA
18.000 - 34.999 credit hours 1.75 minimum cumulative GPA
35.000 - 51.999 credit hours 1.90 minimum cumulative GPA
52.000 or more credit hours 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA

2. You must have accumulated a minimum total of twenty-four (24) institutional or required credit hours the two immediately previous semester terms of attendance. Up to 12 institutional credit hours earned during the summer and/or non-term may be applied to meet the 24/36 hour rule, provided that such credit is earned after one of the two immediately previous terms of attendance and only in certain instances toward the 12 hour enrollment rule.

3. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutionally-approved or required credit hours at the time of participation.

4. You may not count repeat courses previously passed in any term toward the 24 credit-hour rule.
 

Third Season of Competition

1. You must, to participate the third season in a sport, have accumulated at least 48 semester credit hours, maintaining a 2.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale.

2. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutionally-approved or required credit hours at the time of participation.

3. You may not count repeat courses previously passed in any term toward the 24 credit-hour rule.
 

Fourth Season of Competition

1. You must, to participate the fourth season in a sport, have accumulated at least 72 semester credit hours. These hours must include at least 48 semester hours in general education and/or your major field of study, while maintaining a 2.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale.

2. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutionally-approved or required credit hours at the time of participation.

3. You may not count repeat courses previously passed in any term toward the 24 credit-hour rule.
 

Additional Eligibility Regulations
 

1. You must be eligible in your conference.

2. You must upon reaching junior academic status (52.00 credit hours) maintain a 2.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.

3. You must be an amateur, as defined by the NAIA, in the sport (s) in which you participate.

4. You may not participate for more than four seasons in any one sport. A season of competition is defined as participation in one or more intercollegiate contests, whether as a freshman, junior varsity or varsity participant, or in any other athletic competition in which the institution, as such, is represented during a sport season.
 

Transfer Eligibility Requirements

1. You must, if a transfer student having ever participated in intercollegiate athletics at a four-year institution, reside for 16 consecutive calendar weeks (112 calendar days), not including summer sessions, at the transferred institution before becoming eligible for intercollegiate competition in any sport in which you participated while attending the previous four-year institution. Exceptions to this rule will be explained by the FAR.

2. You must, if a transfer student from a four-year institution have eligibility remaining at the institution from which you are transferring to be eligible for further intercollegiate competition.
 

Crossroads League Eligibility Requirements: Article XI of CL Constitution

1. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) shall govern this conference for the purpose of eligibility.

2. The eligibility rules apply to junior varsity as well as varsity players.

3. Any student/athlete who transfers from and Crossroads League institution shall be declared ineligible for one academic year to participate at any other Crossroads League school in any sport sponsored by the Crossroads League. If the student completes a terminal degree program before transferring or stays out for school for one (1) academic year, the previous statement does not apply. If the transfer student is not an athlete, nor were they recruited as an athlete, then the above statement does not apply. The Athletic Director will be responsible to verify in writing, the student's current status and provide a release if deemed appropriate.
 

Marian University Athletic Department Class Attendance Policy

Marian University student-athletes are required to be in class unless participating in an athletic contest in their particular sport. Failure to follow the attendance policy established for student-athletes may result in (but not limited to): (a.) loss of athletic scholarship (b.) suspension/dismissal from the athletic program or (c.) sanctions imposed by the coaching staff in your individual sport.