As an IPTAY member, you are considered a representative of an institution’s athletics interests (i.e., booster) for Clemson University. Accordingly, the NCAA has strict guidelines concerning boosters and their relationships with prospective student-athletes (i.e., generally 9th – 12th graders and any other unofficial visitors, prep school students, and junior college student-athletes). Under NCAA rules, generally boosters should not be providing any type of benefit or service to prospective student-athletes. Examples of these types of benefits and services are as follows (not exhaustive list) and are applicable to prospective student-athletes, their family members, and their friends:
However, there is certain flexibility afforded by NCAA rules to boosters if they have a preexisting relationship with a prospective student-athlete. To meet the NCAA standard for a preexisting relationship, at a minimum, the following must be met:
If the preexisting relationship test is passed, there may be flexibility afforded to the IPTAY member. However, there is massive risk in this area that could affect the eligibility of prospective student-athletes if they were to enroll at Clemson, so it is imperative we all do nothing to run contrary to NCAA rules in this area.
Please continue to Ask Before You Act and always feel free to contact Clemson University Athletic Compliance Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support of Clemson Athletics!