UMass Dartmouth Athletic Department - Compliance Office

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Athletic Department is an NCAA Division III sanctioned department and falls under the jurisdiction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  Student-athletes who participate in varsity athletics at UMass Dartmouth are subject to all NCAA rules and regulations regarding eligibility.  They participate in their respective sports under all NCAA regulations which govern that sport. Student-athletes are also subject to university regulations regarding eligibility to participate in extra curricular activities.

Within the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Department, all compliance matters are handled by the Compliance Officer Jim Mullins. The Compliance Officer works closely with the Athletic Director, the Faculty Athletics representative and other campus officials to guarantee that all appropriate NCAA and university rules and regulations are being followed by the Athletic Department and the student-athletes participating in the department's varsity sports programs.

Student-athletes interested in transferring to another Div. III institution may obtain a Div. III Self-Release Form. Hard copies are available outside the Compliance Officer's office located in Room 204 in the Tripp Center or can be downloaded by clicking this link.

For inquiries regarding compliance related issues, contact

Jim Mullins, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
Tripp Athletic Center
Phone: (508) 910-6930  Email:
Fax: (508) 999-8867

For Athletic Department issues, contact:

Amanda Van Voorhis, Athletic Director
Tripp Athletic Center
Phone: (508) 999-9114  Email:
Fax: (508) 999-8867

The name of the Faculty Athletic Rep is:

Dr. Paul Fortier
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Phone: (508) 999-8489  Email:

For complete details on NCAA rules and regulations, visit the NCAA web site located at