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Sep 14, 2020

Clemson Compliance Corner

Clemson Compliance Corner - Student-Athlete Extra Benefits

To provide continuing education to you as part of this week’s Clemson Compliance Corner, we are reminding you about NCAA rules covering student-athlete extra benefits. As Clemson University is a proud of member of the NCAA, our athletics staff and student-athletes are committed to the principle of athletics compliance and ensuring we play by the rules at all times. IPTAY members play a vital role in the support of our student-athletes, and it is crucial we all do nothing to jeopardize the eligibility of our student-athletes.

The basic NCAA extra benefits principle for student-athletes is that they should be treated the same as the rest of the general student population and should not be receiving something extra due to their status as a student-athlete. The provision of an extra benefit can render student-athletes ineligible and require them to go through the NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement process with the potential for mandated withholding from competition.

At your place of business, whether you own it or are employed by it, please remember the below:

  • Please do not provide free service to student-athletes that the general population would not also receive (e.g., free meals at restaurants, free rooms at hotels, free cars at dealerships, free rent at apartment buildings).
  • Student-athletes should always pay the going rate for any services they are provided.
  • Please do not promote your business using a student-athlete’s name, picture, or likeness (e.g., website testimonials, social media posts, promotional print-out materials).

Please continue to Ask Before You Act to avoid any type of extra benefits scenario, and always feel free to contact Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services at