The textbook policies and procedures outlined below are applicable to all student-athletes who are on athletic aid that includes a textbook scholarship.
Prior to purchasing any textbooks, student-athletes who are on textbook scholarship must bring their class schedule to the compliance staff person located on the fourth floor of the Fetzer Center for Student-Athlete Excellence and complete a book request form. Student-athletes must show proof (i.e., syllabus, My UW Booklist) of required textbooks before the compliance staff person approves the book request form. The student-athlete must then take the completed form to the bookstore to receive the book.
If the syllabus indicates that the book is available at a bookstore or copy shop other than the University Bookstore, the student-athlete must confirm with the compliance staff person on the fourth floor of the Fetzer Center for Student-Athlete Excellence that the athletics department has an account with the bookstore or copy shop listed on the syllabus.
If the department has an account with the listed bookstore or copy shop, the student-athlete will complete a specific book sheet for that bookstore. The student-athlete must then take the completed form to the bookstore to receive the book.
If the department does not have an account with a bookstore listed on the syllabus, the student-athlete must purchase the book(s) and then be reimbursed. In order to be reimbursed, the student-athlete must provide the compliance staff person with the receipt from the bookstore verifying the purchase and a syllabus from the class indicating the book is required. If the book is not listed as required on the syllabus, then the student-athlete will not be reimbursed for the purchase of the textbook(s).
If the University Bookstore list does not contain textbook information about a specific course, and other bookstore options are not listed on the syllabus, the student-athlete must first attend the class and submit to the compliance staff person the course syllabus listing the required book(s).
Student-athletes are encouraged to return all textbooks to the University Book Store, in which student-athletes will receive buyback value (cash) for their returns.
Student-athletes may elect to keep textbooks to serve as study aids or reading materials for future courses, their major/program, etc., but they cannot sell or exchange the textbooks for anything of value or give/loan the textbooks to other students or student-athletes.
All book(s)/material(s) that were received for dropped courses must be returned to the compliance office.
The compliance office will track and monitor all dropped courses and will notify students of which books must be returned.
Failure to return dropped course books/materials may result in you being charged the full value of the book(s).
UW Director of Athletics
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Sr. Woman Administrator -- Katie Smith, email@example.com, (608) 265-5071