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Participation in Intercollegiate Athletics : 8.01

Policy/Guideline Area


Applicable Divisions

Community Colleges


This policy authorizes community colleges to participate in intercollegiate athletics.



I. All community colleges in the system are authorized to participate in intercollegiate athletics in affiliation with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

II. All community colleges participating in intercollegiate athletics shall comprise the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) which shall be an operating unit within the TBR system.

III. The TCCAA shall be governed by the Presidents Athletic Council (PAC), which shall be comprised of all the presidents of the community colleges that participate in intercollegiate athletics.

IV. All administrative expenses of the TCCAA shall be funded by membership and other fees assessed each participating college, as determined by the PAC. All funds belonging to the TCCAA shall be held in an account at TBR.

V. The TCCAA may contract with an independent contractor to provide administrative services to the conference. Compensation under any such contract shall be for services rendered and, subject to TBR policies, travel expenses only and may not include other employee benefits of any kind. Any such contract shall be submitted to the Office of General Counsel for review and approval.

VI. The books and records of the TCCAA shall be subject to audit by the TBR Office of System-wide Internal Audit and the Office of the Comptroller of the State of Tennessee.



T.C.A. § 49-8-203(a)(1)(D)


NEW Policy approved by Board, December 13, 2018