17.00 Athletics

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 17 | Intercollegiate Athletics

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Last Updated: 10/19/2016



ARP Chapter 17 | Intercollegiate Athletics

Revision History:

Recompiled 2017
10/19/2016 Policy adopted by Board of Regents, superseding Policies 2.05 et seq

A. Policy Statement

NMSU seeks to offer an athletics program of local and national acclaim in an equitable, diverse environment that supports student-athlete excellence in academics and athletics, and that engages the university community and stakeholders in achieving and celebrating Aggie success.


B. Athletic Programs

Through its Athletics Department, NMSU offers various athletic programs reflecting the interests of the university community and its stakeholders. The following are the authorized athletic programs offered at NMSU:

  • Baseball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Football
  • Men’s Golf
  • Women’s Golf

  • Softball
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Women’s Soccer

C. Authorization

The administration is authorized to establish and maintain an Athletics Department and to take other actions necessary to operate the above referenced athletic programs.


D. Reservation of Authority

The Board of Regents reserves the authority to (1) approve the addition or elimination of athletic programs, and (2) approve changes in conference membership. Such approval is typically given upon recommendation(s) of the Chancellor and the Director of Athletics. In the elimination of a team, care will be given to providing adequate notice to allow displaced student athletes to seek positions on other teams.