(A) The university shall engage in intercollegiate competition in such sports as are approved by the president and the board of trustees with the advice of the committee on athletic policy, a committee advisory to the president and the director of intercollegiate athletics, and the university senate.
(B) Standards of academic eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics shall be determined by the committee on athletic policy and the university senate, in accordance with national collegiate athletic association, midAmerican conference, and national collegiate hockey conference regulations.
(C) Athletic policy committee, advisory to the president and the athletic director.
(1) The committee shall be composed of six faculty or staff members, one of whom shall be a member of senate, and three students. Two of the student members, one female and one male, shall be selected from the Miami university intercollegiate athletic teams. Two female and two male nominees will be selected by the director of intercollegiate athletics and forwarded to associated student government, which will inform the executive committee of university senate of its two choices. The third student member shall be chosen by associated student government from students who have no involvement in intercollegiate athletics. Three of the faculties or staff members shall be nominated by the executive committee from a list of six or more names submitted by the president; the other three faculty or staff members are approved as provided in the bylaws of university senate. The director of intercollegiate athletics and the faculty representative to the mid-American conference from Miami university (chosen by the president) shall serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the committee.
(2) The functions of the athletic policy committee are to represent university senate and to advise the president and the director of intercollegiate athletics about matters affecting the academic and athletic integrity of intercollegiate athletics, including, but not limited to, matters affecting student-athlete welfare. The committee shall advise the athletic director generally on policies for student athletes including standards of academic eligibility, student support and health, academic integrity and progress, equity, including Title IX, and ncaa, mac, and nchc issues. The committee is charged with the responsibility to track the academic progress of current athletes, to analyze that academic data and to make recommendations to the athletic director on related policy. The committee shall advise the president and university senate on the sports in which Miami will participate. The chair of the athletic policy committee shall be kept informed of the search processes for head coaches and the intercollegiate athletic director. The committee is involved in ncaa recertification process.