Cal Poly's Athletics program would not be where it is today without the loyal support of alumni and friends like you, and coaches and student-athletes. Therefore, your support is equally important to our compliance effort.

Cal Poly is committed to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and spirit of the NCAA, Big West Conference and University rules and regulations.

This takes commitment of shared compliance responsibilities by all those involved. Members of the athletics department, other institutional staff members, student-athletes as well as individuals and groups representing Cal Poly's athletics interests share in this responsibility to the commitment to rules compliance. By helping Cal Poly in rules compliance, you are helping preserve the integrity and excellence of Cal Poly athletics and protecting the athletics eligibility of our student- athletes.

Compliance with NCAA and Big West Conference rules is of the utmost importance to Cal Poly and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Athletics compliance is the responsibility of everyone associated with Cal Poly's athletics program, including coaches, student-athletes, athletics department personnel, faculty, staff, alumni, boosters and other supporters of Cal Poly. The compliance department is charged with leading and coordinating Cal Poly's compliance efforts and shall act as a resource for internal and external constituencies regarding NCAA and Big West Conference compliance issues.

The primary functions of the compliance office:

  • To educate coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters regarding NCAA and Big West Conference rules and the compliance expectations of the University
  • To serve coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters by 
providing accurate and timely interpretations of rules and 
assisting them in their compliance efforts
  • To monitor the activities of the athletics department and the 
University in a variety of critical areas (e.g. recruiting, eligibility certification, financial aid, amateurism, benefits, playing and practice season limitations) and verify compliance with all applicable rules
  • To investigate and report violations of NCAA and Big West Conference rules

Cal Poly Athletics Compliance Office

Barbara Martinez
Associate Athletics Director, Compliance / Senior Woman Administrator
Phone: 805-756-5075
Fax: 805-756-4369
Email: bmartine@calpoly.edu

Lacy Buck
Compliance Coordinator
Phone: 805-756-2900
Fax: 805-756-4369
Email: lbuck@calpoly.edu 


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