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Penn State Officially Enters Into Athletic Integrity Agreement

by on August 30, 2012 6:00 AM

Penn State announced Wednesday terms of the Athletics Integrity Agreement, as required by the binding consent decree, were agreed to with the NCAA and the Big Ten.

According to a press release on Penn State Live, the Athletics Integrity Agreement (AIA) "provides for the establishment of a program by the university that includes the adoption of the recommendations contained in the Freeh Report and the appointment of an Athletics Integrity Officer and Athletics Integrity Council.

"The AIA also includes internal and external accountability measures and certifications; implementation or updating of the University's Code of Conduct; training and education; and a disclosure program."

The AIA, which went into effect immediately after an agreement was reached, can be found online at

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell was recently appointed as the independent monitor, a provision required in the agreement.

"Penn State is a world-class institution that prides itself on excellence in academics and athletics," said Penn State President Rodney Erickson. "We pledge to work with Senator Mitchell to meet the terms of the Agreement and emerge from this process as a model for compliance."

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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