Occidental Coaches

NCAA DIII Rule Manual

Please click here for an electronic copy of the NCAA DIII Rules Manual. This document contains all the rules and regulations that govern DIII.

SCIAC Rules and Regulations

Please click here for an electronic copy of the SCIAC Rules and Regulations Manual. This document contains all the rules and regulations that govern the SCIAC.

Use of Tobacco Products

Athletes, coaches, trainers, managers and game officials are prohibited from using tobacco during practices, meetings or games.

Awards, Benefits & Expenses

As coaches it is important to understand what benefits can and cannot be given to student-athletes. Inadmissible benefits can result in the loss of athletic eligibility and/or sanctions brought against the college. 

­Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible to compete. Below are examples of common areas of concern that student-athletes may experience in everyday situations with a specific emphasis on extra benefits.

The NCAA defines an extra benefit as any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete (or a student-athlete's relative or friend) a benefit that is not generally available to other Occidental College students and their relatives and/or friends or, is not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.  With this in mind please make note of the following circumstances:

1. Student-athletes cannot accept the following from an employee of Occidental College or any individuals officially affiliated with Occidental:

  1. Any gifts including any not limited to use of a car, clothing, gifts, money, tickets for any entertainment, undue compensation, travel expenses, free meals or any other items that would not be available to other Occidental students.
  2. An invitation to be a guest at a restaurant if accompanied by a free meal.
  3. Discounted or free storage during the summer months.
  4. Reduced cost or free room and/or board. This is not limited to California. This includes “house sitting” without paying the appropriate rent that would be associated with the property.
  5. Any form of special agreement that would result in a receiving a discount, arrangement of payments and/or credit towards the purchase. This includes any good or service.
  6. Any form of free or reduced priced merchandise or services not available to the general public.
  7. Loans
  8. Use of Athletic Department copy machines, fax machines, or making long distance calls from an Athletic Department phone.
  9. Any frequent traveler miles that were financed by Occidental College
    1. Student-Athletes cannot accept any papers, reports, projects or any other academic materials from a member of the Athletic Department. Nor can a student-athlete ask for anything to be authored by a member of the Athletic Department.
    2. An Occidental College employee or an individual affiliated with Occidental cannot provide student-athletes with a loan of money, a guarantee of bond, the use of a car, or signing or cosigning of a note to arrange a loan.
    3. Student-athletes can however accept the following from employees of Occidental College or any individuals officially affiliated with Occidental:
    4. Invitation for dinner at the home of an employee of Occidental College or any individual official affiliated with Occidental for special infrequent occasions such as birthdays or holidays.
    5. Transportation within a reasonable distance around Occidental. However Occidental vehicles cannot be used to assist the moving process for a student-athlete.

More information is available by contacting the Athletic Department for confirmation at (323) 259-2715 or at rbartlett@oxy.edu.

Social Media

Interactions between coaches and recruits are highly regulated. Social media is a growing concern for college recruiters as a result. Below is a link showing what interactions are acceptable and not acceptable. 

Recruiting and Communication 

Click here for more information about communicating with prospective student-athletes.