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SOUTHEASTERN ATHLETICS COMPLIANCE NCAA Rules and Regulations for Boosters
THANK YOU for Your Support of Southeastern Louisiana Athletics! Southeastern Louisiana University is proud to have your loyal support, dedication and enthusiasm for Lions Athletics. As we strive for continued excellence, we always seek the highest standard of ethical conduct. In order to achieve that goal it is vital everyone adheres to NCAA rules. NCAA rules are the responsibility of everyone from student-athletes to administrators to boosters. In helping Southeastern Department of Athletics achieve its mission, we are asking for your assistance in continuing to build an atmosphere of compliance. For more information on compliance rules please visit our website at lionsports.net.
Who is a Booster (Representative of the Institutions Athletics Interests)? You are a Booster If: You hold, or have ever held season tickets for any sport at Southeastern; You are or have ever been a member of an agency or organization promoting the Lions Athletics Program; You have ever made a financial donation to the Lions Athletics Program or to one of the athletics booster organization; You are assisting or have ever been asked to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; You are assisting or have ever assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes; or You are or have ever been involved in promoting the Lions Athletics Program. Remember: Once a Booster, Always a Booster
Who is considered a prospect? Any student who has started classes for the ninth grade regardless of their athletic ability; A student not yet in the ninth grade who the institution has provided any financial assistance or other benefits to including family and friends; Any student in prep school or junior college; and A prospect remains a prospect even after committing to an institution or signing a National Letter of Intent. An individual is no longer a prospect only after registering, enrolling and attending classes at an institution or participating in practice or competition. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Permissible Booster Activities: Continuing to have contact with an established family friend or neighbor who is a prospect Viewing a prospects game on your own initiative Receiving a call from a prospect only if the prospect initiates the call and it is not for a recruiting purpose Notifying the Lions coaching staff of outstanding prospects Remember: Southeastern is responsible for any illicit conduct by any of its Boosters ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Involvement in the recruiting process
As a Booster you may NOT: Contact or call a prospect that you have not had a longstanding relationship with. The relationship must predate the ninth grade Contact or call a prospects parent, coach, principal or counselor Assist with the actual evaluation of talent at the direction of the coaching staff Encourage a prospect to attend Southeastern Ask current Southeastern students to contact prospects to encourage them to attend Visit a prospects school to pick up transcripts or recruiting materials for Lions coaching staff ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Involvement in the recruiting process As a Booster you may NOT give/provide a prospect: Use of an automobile or transportation Admission to an event (e.g. movies, athletic events, banquets, clubs, concerts, etc.) Cash or loans in any amount (including cosigning) Gifts of any kind, including those on special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas Free or reduced-cost services, rentals, or purchases of any type (e.g., meals, drinks, clothing, laundry, legal fees, tattoos, golf, etc.) Free or reduced-cost housing for any length of time Entertainment Use of telephone or credit card (even if reimbursed) ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Common Questions May a prospect call a booster? Yes. A booster may call a prospect ONLY if the prospect initiates the call and the call is not prearranged by an institutional staff member. Discussion must be limited to general SELU topics. All athletically-related questions must be referred to the athletics department. May a booster call a prospect or send a congratulatory letter once the prospect has committed to or signed a National Letter of Intent with Southeastern? No. He/she remains a prospect until the first day of enrollment during fall semester or their first official day of practice. Until that time, he/she remains a prospect and the same rules apply even after signing the NLI. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Common Questions May a booster pay for a prospects expenses or fees to attend camp? No, unless the prospect is an immediate family member of the booster. May a booster speak to a prospect who is accompanied by a Southeastern coach? No. If a Southeastern coach is with a prospect during their visit at Southeastern, do not approach the coach until the prospect and his/her family has gone elsewhere. Is it permissible for a booster to accompany a Southeastern coach when he/she visits a local high school or prospects home? No. A booster may not accompany a coach during any recruiting activities. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Extra Benefit Defined An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institutions athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athletes relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institutions students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., international students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Enrolled Student-Athletes Permissible Booster-Activities: Employ student-athletes Host a meal on an occasional basis that has been approved by the Southeastern Compliance Office prior to the meal occurring Speak with student-athletes at athletic events, banquets, etc. Obtain an autograph from a student-athlete for personal use only. Autographs that are sold or exchanged for anything of value will result in a violation that will jeopardize the student-athletes eligibility. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Enrolled Student-Athletes As a Booster you may NOT give/provide a student-athlete: Use of an automobile or transportation Admission to an event Cash or loans in any amount (including co-signing) Gifts of any kind, including on special occasions such as birthdays, etc. Free or reduced-cost services, rentals, or purchases of any type Free or reduced-cost housing for any length of time Entertainment Paying bills Awards Use of telephone or credit card Academic assistance of any kind ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
May a booster purchase an item that belongs to a current student-athlete or is signed by a current student-athlete? No. A booster may not purchase an item that belongs to a current student- athlete or is signed by a current student-athlete. If a current student-athlete attempts to sell their personal items to you, this will immediately affect their eligibility at Southeastern. This includes purchasing their gear, apparel, jerseys, helmets, gloves, balls, awards, shoes, cleats, etc. May a booster provide a student-athlete with a nominal gift for a special event (e.g., birthday, Christmas, weddings, finals week, etc.)? No. Provision of any gift, including a gift of nominal value, is considered an extra benefit under NCAA rules and receipt of such benefits will jeopardize the eligibility of the student-athlete. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Common Questions
May a booster host a meal for current student-athletes? Yes. A booster may host a meal on an occasional basis for any number of current student-athletes provided the meal is approved by the Southeastern Compliance Office prior to occurring. Meals may only be hosted in the boosters home or on Southeasterns campus. May a booster provide lodging to a student-athlete for any length of time? No. Provision of lodging to a student-athlete, whether in the boosters home, rental property or at any other location for any length of time would constitute an extra benefits violation that will jeopardize the eligibility of the student- athlete, even if the student-athlete pays for the housing. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Enrolled Student-Athletes
Employment of Student-Athletes Employment of a student-athlete is permissible, provided all five (5) of the following conditions are met: 1.Student-athlete is only paid for the work actually performed; 2.Student-athlete is paid at the rate commensurate with the going rate in that locale for similar services; 3.Student-athlete may not be compensated in any manner for any value or utility that he or she may have for an employer because of any publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she may have obtained because of his or her athletics ability; 4.Student-athletes must register all jobs during the academic year and the summer by completing the Student-Athlete Employment Form and returning it to the Athletics Compliance Office prior to beginning work; 5.Proof of earnings is required and all student-athletes must submit a pay stub at the end of their employment. All paperwork must be submitted along with a verification of earnings. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes and athletic department staff members from participating in any sports gambling activity or providing information concerning competitions to individuals involved in organized gambling activities. Additionally, it is a violation of federal law for boosters, student-athletes, or staff members to affect or attempt to affect the outcome of a collegiate contest. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT! Gambling Activities
Promotional Activities Student-athletes are not eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if he/she accepts compensation, or permits the use of his/her name or pictures to promote a commercial enterprise. A student-athletes name or picture may NOT be used to advertise, recommend, or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind. If a student-athletes name or picture appears on commercial items (t-shirts, playing cards, posters, photographs, etc.) or is used to promote a commercial product without the student-athletes knowledge or permission, the student- athlete and the institution are required to take steps to stop such an activity in order to retain the student-athletes eligibility. ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
REMEMBER Always contact a member of the Athletic Compliance Office with any questions regarding the presentation or other questions about NCAA rules and regulations? John Long Assistant to the President for Athletic Compliance (985) Josh Smith Compliance Coordinator (985)