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V. ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS

A. Representatives of Athletics Interests
B. Extra Benefits
C. Playing by the Rules: A Pocket Guide to NCAA Compliance for Alumni and Friends of Athletics
D. Ivy League Compliance Guide for Parents

A. REPRESENTATIVES OF ATHLETICS INTERESTS
A “representative of the institution’s athletics interests” is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution’s executive or athletics administration to:
f) have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program;
g) have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
h) be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
i) be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
j) have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program.”

*Remember: ONCE A BOOSTER, ALWAYS A BOOSTER*

B. EXTRA BENEFITS
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of athletics interests to provide a student-athlete, or the student-athlete's friends or relatives, a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA.

Extra benefits a student-athlete may NOT receive include, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• money, special discount, payment or arrangement of credit on a purchase (airline ticket, clothing) or service (dry cleaning, laundry);
• a professional service without charge or at a reduced cost (typing of papers for athletes);
• use of a telephone, pager, cell phone or credit card for personal reasons without charge or at a reduced rate;
• services (movie tickets, dinners, use of a car) from commercial agencies (theaters, restaurants, car dealers) without charge or at a reduced rate;
• free or reduced-cost admission to professional athletic contests from professional sports organizations;
• a loan of money;
• use of an automobile;
• signing or co-signing a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan;
• preferential treatment, benefits or services (loans on a deferred pay-back basis because of athletic reputation or skill or pay-back potential as a future professional athlete);
• rent-free or reduced rate housing during the academic year OR during the summer;
• use of personal property (boats, summer homes, cars, computers);
• holiday or other presents;
• any thing given because an individual is a student-athlete.

C. PLAYING BY THE RULES: A POCKET GUIDE TO NCAA COMPLIANCE FOR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF ATHLETICS
Click here to view Playing by the Rules: A Pocket Guide to NCAA Compliance for Alumni and Friends of Athletics. This pocket guide was designed to apprise you of the most relevant and significant athletics compliance items. All NCAA and Ivy League legislation cannot be covered in a limited space such as this pocket guide. Therefore, any additional questions should be forwarded to the Director of Compliance in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education. We encourage you to ask before you act!

D. IVY LEAGUE COMPLIANCE GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Coming soon!