Date of Approval:
December 8, 1981
WHEREAS, such investigation is considered confidential by the NCAA until such time as a determination is made by the NCAA (if any official inquiry results from such preliminary inquiry), and
WHEREAS, this matter being in the bosom of the NCAA, it would be contrary to the public interest to publicize any area of the inquiry which may be before the NCAA, and
WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the Board of Trustees of Clemson University that the public interest is best served by not disclosing the records enumerated in the aforesaid letter of the Greenville News-Piedmont Company (to the extent that any of such records exist),
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of Clemson University that it finds that the public interest is best served by not complying with the request of the Greenville News-Piedmont Company.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that since the public interest is best served by not disclosing any records as listed in said letter of the Greenville News-Piedmont Company dated November 30, 1981(to the extent that any of such records exist), that Clemson University shall not disclose any records, and respectfully declines to comply with said request pursuant to Section 3(c) of Act 593 of the Statutes at Large of South Carolina,1978, also referred to as Title 30-4-20(c), Code of Laws of South Carolina for 1976 (1980 Supplement).
Clemson University, as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, is subject to the rules and regulations of that body. The NCAA has established procedures to be followed while investigating any member institution. The official enforcement procedures require that any information developed during an investigation be kept confidential. This is also the policy of Clemson University.