What Boosters May and May NOT Do
As a Booster, below are examples of what you may and may not do when dealing with prospective and enrolled student-athletes:
- Employ a student-athlete in the same manner as the general public. Compensation must be commensurate with the going rate for similar services, and only for work actually performed.
- Attend high school, community college, and public events in which prospects are participating. However, no attempt should be made to contact or recruit the prospects at these events.
- Continue established family relationships with prospects or student-athletes, their parents, and their relatives. Contact is permitted as long as it is not made for recruiting purposes.
You May Not
- Provide gifts, free or reduced cost services including meals, drinks, clothing, laundry, haircuts, legal fees, or other benefits to prospects, student-athletes, their relatives, or friends.
- Provide tickets to any athletic, institutional, or community event for a prospect, student-athlete or his/her relatives or friends
- Contact prospective student-athletes for recruiting purposes. This includes emails, phone calls, letters, face-to-face contact, and personal websites (i.e., facebook, twitter)
- Provide cash, entertainment, use of your home, or other items of value
- Provide the use of an automobile
- Provide rent free or reduced cost housing for any length of time
- Provide prospects or student-athletes with special discounts, payment arrangements (e.g., co-sign a loan), credit on a purchase (e.g., airline ticket, clothing), or services (e.g., dry cleaning, transportation).
- Provide employment for relatives or friends as a result of their relationship to a prospect or student-athlete.
- Provide employment to a student-athlete based on his/her athletic ability. The regular search process should be followed (e.g., responding to a positing in the classifieds) and the student-athlete must be the most qualified person for the position.
- Use student-athletes for the purpose of advertising, endorsing, or promoting commercial products or services.