Welcome to the Tennessee State University's Compliance website! In our commitment to fostering institutional control, Tennessee State University Athletic Department takes pride in operating our athletic programs with integrity. We are dedicated to enforcing adherence to the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference, and the institution by our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters. The goal of the Athletics Compliance Office is to provide the education and support that our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters need to make the right decisions and comply with the rules.

The information is designed to assist fans, friends, alumni, boosters, former and current student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, coaches and staff members. This website has been developed to assist with your understanding of NCAA legislation and the impact these guidelines have institutionally and beyond. We welcome your questions and advise all individuals to "Ask Before You Act."

Go Big Blue!
The Compliance Staff

Mission Statement

The mission of the Athletics Compliance Office is to function within the realm of the University's compliance structure, coordinating, monitoring and verifying compliance with all NCAA and Conference requirements, and to educate athletics department staff members, student-athletes, the various constituencies of the University and the community regarding NCAA rules and regulations. The Athletics Compliance Office is committed and compelled to the principle of institutional control in the operation of the athletics department in a way that is constant within the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Ohio Valley Conference and the University.

NCAA Degree Completion Form (Men's and Women's Basketball)

Beginning August 1, 2019, the NCAA has legislated that Division I Institutions provide financial assistance for degree completion of former men’s and women’s basketball students who meet the requirements. For more information on NCAA Degree Completion.

Compliance Directory

Jennifer Bell, Associate AD for Compliance
Phone: (615) 963-5887
Email: [email protected]

Latessa Hickerson, Assistant AD for Compliance
Phone: (615) 963-5889
Email: [email protected]

Tuamafa Reilly, Assistant AD for Compliance & Student Services
Phone: (615) 963-5003
Email: [email protected]


Tennessee State University
Athletics Compliance
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561

Tel. (615) 963-5889
Fax (615) 963-5911


Hankal Hall
Room 229 & 221