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Independent Accountability Resolution Process

The Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) was adopted by Division I membership as an addition to the existing infractions process and became effective in August 2019. This new independent resolution process draws on the expertise of independent experts – with no school affiliation – to review, hear and decide select Division I cases deemed complex.

Complex cases may include alleged violations of core Association values such as failing to prioritize academics or the well-being of student-athletes; the possibility of significant penalties; or conduct that is contrary to the cooperative principles established by the membership.

A case for independent review can be requested by colleges and universities, the Division I Committee on Infractions chair or the NCAA vice president of enforcement. A request for referral to the IARP is reviewed by the Infractions Referral Committee, and if it is accepted, a public disclosure is made.

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