The Committee on Athletics (COA) provides oversight and make specific recommendations to the Senate Executive Committee on matters regarding University sponsored intercollegiate athletics. These include, but are not limited to:
- Standards for admission, retention, and graduation
- The reporting of graduation rates
- Academic counseling
- Ethical standards
- Ways of supporting and encouraging the academic performances of the student-athletes.
In carrying out its responsibilities, the Committee will be guided by the policies and guidelines of the NCAA. It is in the purview of the Committee to recommend to the Mānoa Chancellor, through the SEC, changes in the NCAA policies and guidelines. In addition, the Committee may provide advice and/or specific suggestions, as requested by or through the Mānoa Chancellor, on matters of concern to the Committee.