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It is the mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Oklahoma State University to provide student-athletes with excellent opportunities to compete and win at the highest levels of college sports; to prepare student-athletes for lifelong contributions to society; to embrace equality, educational opportunity and diversity; to operate with fiscal integrity and compliance with NCAA, Big 12 Conference, and university guidelines; and to be a positive influence on the reputation and purposes of Oklahoma State University.

A Letter From Coach Holder

Oklahoma State University is committed to the principle of institutional control and operating our athletics program in a way that is consistent with the letter and spirit of NCAA, Big 12 and University rules and regulations. Therefore, it is vitally important that we all do our part to learn and abide by the rules that impact Oklahoma State’s recruits, student-athletes, coaches, and boosters.

Everyone involved in intercollegiate athletics has an obligation to operate in full compliance with the rules; and to report any violations of NCAA, conference and/or institutional rules of which he or she is aware.

The compliance information on our website is provided as a reference to help you better understand the framework of the rules. By no means is this meant to be an exhaustive list, so please contact the compliance office if you have questions concerning situations that are not addressed. The athletic department appreciates your interest and support, but reminds you that an inappropriate contact or action on your part can jeopardize the eligibility of our prospects and student-athletes, as well as our reputation.

Go Pokes,

Mike Holder
Vice President for Athletic Programs and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics


Office of Athletics Compliance Staff Contact Information

Do you have questions about NCAA rules? Feel free to contact any of the individuals below and they will be happy to assist you.

Contact Phone Number Email Address
Kevin Fite
Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Compliance
Ben Dyson
Assistant AD/Compliance
Lance Troester
Assistant AD/Compliance
Cheryl Flatt
Coordinator of Athletics Scholarships
Sharlene Latsey
Administrative Assistant
Matt Lien
Compliance Coordinator
Jennifer Udwadia
Eligibility Coordinator

Listed below are the best individuals to contact in the Office of Athletics Compliance to discuss specific areas of interest:

Appeals Related to Athletics Aid Reductions or Cancellations - Cheryl Flatt
Appeals Related to Transfer Releases - Matt Lien
Approval of Official Visits - Matt Lien
Determining Eligibility Remaining - Kevin Fite, Jennifer Udwadia, Matt Lien
Hardship Waivers - Ben Dyson, Lance Troester
Interpretations of NCAA Rules -Kevin Fite, Ben Dyson, Lance Troester
National Letter of Intent - Matt Lien
NCAA Financial Aid/Athletic Scholarships - Cheryl Flatt
NCAA Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund - Cheryl Flatt, Sharlene Latsey
Off-Campus Recruiter Designation - Lance Troester
Playing and Practice Season Designation - Lance Troester
Promotional Item/Personal Appearance Requests - Sharlene Latsey
Reimbursement of Recruiting Expenses - Lance Troester
Sports Agent Issues - Ben Dyson, Matt Lien
Squad List Additions or Deletions - Matt Lien
Transfer releases - Matt Lien
Waivers of NCAA Rules - Kevin Fite, Ben Dyson, Lance Troester


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