It is the mission of the office of athletic compliance to provide student-athletes, coaches, staff, and boosters with the knowledge needed to be successful within the guidelines provided by NCAA legislation. The duty of the athletic compliance office is to maintain the institution's integrity in the area of athletic compliance and to assist the athletic department in maintaining intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. UMass promotes excellence in athletics and academics. High standards in both programs insure that students will be given the best possible foundation for their future lives and careers. Academic achievement is the primary measure of a successful student-athlete, and integrity is the hallmark of a successful program.