- Creating the new position of Assistant Registrar/Eligibility Coordinator. This Eligibility Coordinator, working with the Registrar and Compliance Coordinator, provides a three-way system of checks and balances.
- Adding the new position of Athletics Academic Advisor.
- Establishing the President's Athletics Advisory Committee (PAAC). This committee provides oversight to the institution's compliance system.
- Creating a Compliance Committee that meets regularly to discuss conference and NCAA rules, compliance policies/procedures, violations, and appeals, while reporting to the PAAC.
- Writing a comprehensive compliance manual that is made available to compliance and athletics personnel.
- Requiring a renewed commitment to NCAA rules education. The Compliance Coordinator, Eligibility Coordinator and Athletics Director must annually attend the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar. In addition, the ENMU Compliance Coordinator provides rules education on a monthly basis to ENMU personnel.
- Establishing a Compliance Summit, a meeting for all coaches and staff which takes place in August prior to the start of the academic year. The agenda includes:
- Review of the Athletics Department Compliance Manual
- New NCAA legislation
- Workflow process
- Completing a NCAA Blueprint Review, an in-depth evaluation of the University's compliance program. This was accomplished in April 2014 by Division II Compliance Consultant Ms. Kathy J. Turpin, Ph.D. This report provided a roadmap for many of the changes in the ENMU compliance program.
- Educating student-athletes and providing them with compliance related information in a student-athlete planner.
- Developing and distributing a Progress toward Degree (PTD) brochure to ENMU faculty in their initial back-to-school meeting.
- Vacating all victories over the five-year investigatory period and across all NCAA affiliated sports. These include:
- Football, volleyball, women's soccer, men's soccer, and baseball during the academic years 2008-2009 through 2012-2013. This includes the men's soccer conference championship in 2011.
- Men's basketball, women's basketball and softball during the academic years 2008-2009 through 2011-2012.
- The institution will also vacate individual points and team awards (where applicable) in men's cross country 2009 through 2012. The institution will also vacate cross-country conference and regional championships in 2011. ENMU will vacate all individual points and team awards (where applicable) in women's cross country 2011 through 2012. In men's outdoor track and field, the institution will vacate individual points 2010 through 2013, and in women's track and field, will vacate individual points 2011 through 2013. In indoor track ENMU vacates individual points in women's indoor track in 2013.
The NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions report marks the official end of the University's self-investigation as well as the official end of the NCAA's own investigative inquiry. In determining penalties, the Committee on Infractions considered the University's self-imposed penalties and corrective actions. The penalties affecting the entire program include: public reprimand and censure, four years' probation, and a fine of $3,500 plus reimbursement ($1,506.99) to the NCAA (the cost of travel provided for ineligible student-athletes who competed in NCAA post season events).
In addition, the Institution's faculty athletics representative (FAR) must attend NCAA Regional Rules Seminars during the years the director of athletics, the compliance coordinator and the eligibility coordinator attend. The institution must also provide notification to prospective student-athletes that ENMU is on NCAA probation. This information must also be posted on the institution's website. The NCAA penalties do not include a ban in post-season competition or a reduction in the number of grants-in-aid (Athletics scholarships) which the institution may award.