Cheyney University President Calls For Self-Imposed Probation On Its Athletic Program

July 27, 2012

Cheyney University has self-imposed two years of probation on its athletic department after self-reporting NCAA violations that occurred when multiple student athletes were not registered with the NCAA’s eligibility center. As such, Cheyney Athletics will voluntarily not participate in the PSAC/NCAA 2012-2013 tournaments and will vacate victories of affected programs.



All student-athletes that participated while ineligible that are still members of institutional teams have gone through the reinstatement process. All student-athletes who competed during the 2011-2012 academic year were certified for competition.



In addition to incorporating safeguards regarding certification of eligibility of student athletes, the institution will continue to increase educational opportunities concerning NCAA rules for students, staff, faculty and administration.



Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the nation‘s oldest African-American higher education institution.