To provide continuing education to you as part of this week’s weekly Clemson Compliance Corner, we are reminding you about NCAA rules covering student-athlete extra benefits and, specifically, the offering and/or provision of event access and/or free tickets. 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 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.
As it pertains to the offering and/or provision of event access and/or free tickets, please remember the below:
Please continue to Ask Before You Act to avoid any type of extra benefit scenario, and always feel free to contact Clemson University Athletic Compliance Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.