Baruch College of the City University of New York lacked institutional control over its athletics program when two staff members gave 30 athletes impermissible student aid and benefits over five years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association said in a news release on Thursday.
The staff members handed out a total of $255,097 in impermissible financial aid and benefits.
The release also said a vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and a head coach of women’s basketball violated the NCAA’s ethics rules when they gave impermissible financial aid to athletes. None of the Baruch employees found to violate NCAA rules work at the college any longer.
The NCAA has imposed penalties on Baruch including a one-year postseason ban for the women’s basketball team, a one-year show-cause order for the former vice president and the former head coach, and four years of probation.
A Baruch spokeswoman said the college was not sure if it would appeal the decision.