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Welcome to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Compliance Web Pages. The motto of the Compliance Office at UMES is "it is better to ask for permission than to ask for forgiveness". That motto represents UMES commitment and obligation to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletic programs in accordance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and University rules and regulations. As a member institution with a Division I intercollegiate athletics program, The University of Maryland Eastern Shore adheres to standards that have been established to govern athletic participation in its 14 varsity sports.


Under our open door policy, UMES Compliance Office is designed to help education its student-athlete, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff and booster about the basic requirements and guidelines that must be followed in order to make the Hawks compliant. The Compliance Office acts as the communication center to address questions, concerns and the interpretation of NCAA rules.


This Compliance site is designed as a quick reference, however, if you have any questions or concerns regarding NCAA guidelines, please free to contact the UMES Compliance Office at (410) 651-8150 and someone will gladly assist you. Go Hawks!

Click below for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Compliance Manual:

Compliance Manual

Related Forms: 

Basketball Ticket Form

Practice Logs

Revised Waiver of Liability

Transfer Request Form



Sports Medicine

Click below for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Sports Medicine Manual:

UMES Sports Medicine Policies and Procedures
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Check back soon for an updated Sports Medicine Manual.


Pat Nativio
Head Athletic Trainer

Pat Nativio is in her fifth season as Head Athletic Trainer and sixth overall year at UMES. She oversees the day-to-day operations of medical services for all Hawks intercollegiate athletics. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Nativio earned a B.S. in Sports Medicine from Waynesburg (Pa.) University and an M.S. from Slippery Rock (Pa.) University. She gained additional athletic training experiences at Grove City College and at the Greenville Orthopedic Association in Pennsylvania.

Nativio has taught at Western Michigan University in the Health and Physical Education Department, and is an approved clinical instructor for the Athletic Training program at Salisbury (Md.) University.

Nativio currently resides in Hebron, Md.





Corey A. Gilbert, MD
Chesapeake Bay Orthopedics, PC


Dr. Corey A. Gilbert is in his first season as the team doctor for the UMES Athletic Department. He specializes in orthopedic surgery with a sub-specialty in sports medicine and arthroscopy. 

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine.  He then trained in orthopedic surgery at the renowned Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he also served as a team physician for the Washington D.C. Public High School football and basketball teams.  Dr. Gilbert finished fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine at the nation's top sports programs at the University of Pittsburgh under the direct guidance of orthopedic sports medicine experts Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Christopher Harner.

Dr. Gilbert has also served as team physician to the University of Pittsburgh women's basketball and gymnastics, Robert Morris University men's hockey and as an assistant orthopedic surgeon to the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Having spent his career at the forefront of his field, Dr. Gilbert is dedicated to providing his patients with the best quality care, the newest surgical techniques and the latest protocols in conservative and operative care.  His emphasis is always on the patient's individual and specific needs.

In addition to arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, Dr. Gilbert also specializes in shoulder, knee and hip replacements, fracture care and the surgical treatment of muscle and tendon injuries of the upper and lower extremity.

Dr. Gilbert is currently in practice with Chesapeake Bay Orthopedicsand has offices in Easton, Cambridge and Salisbury.



Click below for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Student Athlete Handbook:

Current Student Athlete Handbook
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Student-Athlete/Coach Biography Forms:

Men's and Women's Basketball
Men's and Women's Tennis
Cross Country/Track & Field

Academics and Athletics

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics are committed to our student athletes' overall experience and work hard to provide rich educational development. We are known for our commitment to help student-athletes achieve their greatest potential in their time here, in both academics and athletics. The education of our student-athletes meets the standards set by both the NCAA and the MEAC and we have one of the highest graduation rates among schools in our conference.

As with all UMES students, athletes are encouraged to pursue any major and degree program they want, depending on their interests, ambitions, and abilities, and in order to earn a degree, they must meet the same standards as any other student in their chosen field. Student-athletes face exceptional challenges as they work to balance the time commitment required for training, practices, travel, and competition with the rigorous demands of a degree program. Student-athletes work with their athletic academic advisor along with their departmental academic advisors from the University schools and colleges to put together a course of study that meets degree requirements.

About Student-Athlete Academic Support Services

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is committed to a comprehensive program of academics, personal, and professional development for student-athletes. SAASS provides athletic academic advising and tutoring in conjunction with academic advising and tutoring across the university to ensure seamless academic support. Additionally, SAASS collaborates with other UMES units and colleges to enhance academic, personal, and career opportunities to student-athletes.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Athletics for Academics, SAASS has a staff of 5 committed academic advisors/tutors to serve student-athletes. Together they assist more than 180 student-athletes across 15 teams in all areas of academic, personal, and professional support.

The SAASS Mission

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services will support the University of Maryland Eastern Shore mission by providing access to high quality, value-based, educational experiences while emphasizing multicultural diversity and international perspectives that facilitate graduation and promote the overall development of student-athletes. The SAASS staff is committed to empowering student-athletes to cultivate independence, educational and personal values, and leadership skills to reach their full potential while maintaining the highest level of integrity.

Academics: Advising and Tutoring

Student-Athlete Academic Services has the overall responsibility for the academic welfare and support of UMES' student-athletes, both scholarship and non-scholarship. An Athletic Academic Advisor is assigned to each team in order to provide individualized attention to each student-athlete. Academic advisors perform a number of functions which include:

  • Academic advising, assisting with class scheduling, and or major selection
  • Confers with academic departmental advisors and faculty to track progress towards degree
  • Tutors and collaborates with the Center for Access, Success and Retention to arrange for tutors and mentors
  • Monitors NCAA continuing academic eligibility regulations
  • Monitors regular and objective-based study hall and attendance tracking
  • Work with student-athletes on a daily basis providing guidance in their coursework
  • Sends out progress reports to faculty and results to coaches
  • Travel with teams in order to monitor study hall and or proctor exams
Student-Athlete Academic Services is located in Modular 2 by the PGM Golf Program. This on-campus facility provides a convenient study location for our student-athletes to utilize in between classes. This location also facilitates nighttime study hall and tutoring opportunities. In addition, the Frederick Douglass Library, in collaboration with the Department of Athletics, also provides a space for student-athletes to complete their study hall hours.

Hours of operationMonday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10: p.m.
Frederick Douglass Library:Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
 Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

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