University of Texas at Arlington and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the principle of institutional control in the operation of its athletics program. It is the mission and goal of the UT Arlington Athletics compliance office to protect the University by ensuring that the athletics program operates in a manner that is consistent with the letter and spirit of NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and University rules, regulations and policies.

Athletics compliance is the responsibility of everyone associated with UTA's athletics program, including coaches, student-athletes, athletics department personnel, faculty, staff, alumni, boosters and other supporters of UTA. The compliance office is charged with leading and coordinating UTA's compliance efforts and shall act as a resource for internal and external constituencies regarding NCAA and Sun Belt Conference compliance issues.

The primary functions of the compliance office are:

  • To educate coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters regarding NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules and the compliance expectations of the University.
  • To serve coaches, student-athletes, staff and supporters by providing accurate and timely interpretations of the rules and assisting them in their compliance efforts.
  • To monitor the activities of the athletics department and the University in a variety of critical areas (e.g., recruiting, eligibility certification, financial aid, amateurism, benefits, playing and practice season limitations) and verify compliance with all applicable rules.
  • To investigate and report violations of NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules.

The compliance office seeks to carry out these essential functions in a manner that promotes a positive compliance atmosphere and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to highest standards of ethical behavior.

The compliance staff invites and encourages anyone with a compliance-related question or concern to contact the compliance staff at 817-272-2047 or email at We will make sure that you are directed to the right person to help you. Our office fax number is 817-272-9524.

The compliance office is located in College Park Center, and the compliance staff consists of:

Debbie Garcia (
Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics, Compliance and Student Welfare/Senior Woman Administrator

Mishael Berger (
Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Eligibility Certification

Angela Perry (
Assistant AD of Compliance

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