:: GSW Compliance 

At Georgia Southwestern, compliance with NCAA Division II and Peach Belt Conference rules is of the utmost importance. The goal of this site is to provide our boosters, fans, patrons, prospective student-athletes, and enrolled student-athletes information regarding the rules and regulations of the NCAA. It should provide guidance in many of the situations you may encounter and help you to avoid inadvertently violating NCAA rules.

:: Ask before you Act 

It is the responsibility of everyone associated with Georgia Southwestern Athletics to be educated. If questions should arise, please contact our assistant athletic director for compliance, Christie Ward, at (229) 931-7012 or by christie.ward@gsw.edu. Asking the question before acting ensures that the eligibility of our Department and student-athletes is not jeopardized.


The Athletics Department envisions its mission within the context of the principles of the mission statement of the University.

The mission of the Athletics Department is to complement the development of our student-athletes as they prepare for successful careers, leadership roles, productive citizenship and satisfying quality of life.

The University's commitment to the optimal development of each student is an integral part of the Department of Athletics' goals and a primary consideration in our service to student-athletes and the University community. The Athletics Department strives to provide an educational experience that fosters the development of the whole person intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

The Intercollegiate Athletics programs shall play a vital role in the student-athletes' academic pursuits by providing an encouraging environment in which the principles of amateur athletics, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, emotional maturity, and personal responsibility are emphasized. These principles will be promoted within the context of compliance with University, Conference, and NCAA policies (including equitable opportunity for women and underrepresented minorities or groups. All Athletic Department decisions and activities will be guided by concern for the general welfare of the student-athletes and supporters.

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