Welcome to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Compliance Web Pages. The motto of the Compliance Office at UMES is "it is better to ask for permission than to ask for forgiveness". That motto represents UMES commitment and obligation to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletic programs in accordance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and University rules and regulations. As a member institution with a Division I intercollegiate athletics program, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore adheres to standards that have been established to govern athletic participation in its 14 varsity sports.
Under our open door policy, UMES Compliance Office is designed to help education its student-athlete, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff and booster about the basic requirements and guidelines that must be followed in order to make the Hawks compliant. The Compliance Office acts as the communication center to address questions, concerns and the interpretation of NCAA rules.
This Compliance site is designed as a quick reference, however, if you have any questions or concerns regarding NCAA guidelines, please free to contact the UMES Compliance Office at (410) 651-8150 and someone will gladly assist you. Go Hawks!
Click below for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Compliance Manual: