Current Blue Devils
The Duke University Athletic Compliance Office understands the challenge of being a student-athlete; you practice hard and play even harder, while still excelling in the classroom. However, it is important you understand that being a student-athlete at Duke University is a privilege. As you are a representative of Duke University and a leader in your community, your adherence to the governing rules is essential. Decisions you make will affect your eligibility. You are responsible for your academic and athletic eligibility … it’s your choice.
There are several NCAA, ACC and Duke rules and regulations that you must adhere to. We are here to assist you throughout your career as student athlete by answering your questions and helping you understand the rules. While this site offers a brief overview of the rules, we encourage you to ask before you act. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of Duke’s Compliance Staff.
How do I maintain academic eligibility?
If you are an incoming freshman refer to the NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Sheet attached under “Useful forms for current students” section of this site for greater details concerning eligibility.
When am I required to practice?
In order to maintain your amateur status and remain eligible for intercollegiate competition, you may not do any of the following:
Note: Outside of the declared playing season and during official vacation periods, you may participate on an outside amateur team. In addition you are allowed to participate on National Teams, Olympic Games, Official Pan-Am Games, Official World Championships, World University Games and World Cup Tryouts and Competition.
Am I allowed to Gamble?
You are allowed to accept the following benefits:
You may participate in charitable or educational activities approved by athletics.
You may not allow your name, picture or personal appearance to be used to advertise or promote any commercial products, services, jobs or employers.
May I help with recruiting?
You may receive telephone calls from prospects and you may write or email the prospects at your own free will. However you may not communicate with the prospect at the direction of the coach or expense of the institution.
What type of financial aid is acceptable?
Student athletes may receive aid from Duke University, Governmental agencies, Parents, legal guardians; and Community scholarships etc. Athletic Scholarships are one-year awards, renewable on an annual basis.
Any financial aid that you receive from a source other than Duke must be reported to Duke University and the Athletics Department.
The Student Athlete Opportunity Fund (SAOF) was created by the NCAA to assist student-athletes with meeting financial needs related to their academic requirements. All student-athletes are eligible to receive benefits from the SAOF:
Useful Links for Current Student-Athletes
Useful Forms for Current Student-Athletes