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, their families, and their friends 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.
For prospective student-athletes (PSAs), the same extra benefits principles apply to them and their families and friends. With PSAs, the NCAA terms this type of impermissible activity as recruiting inducements. Please remember, PSAs are generally considered the following types of individuals:
If you are a local business owner, please remember the below guidance associated with the NCAA extra benefits and recruiting inducements rules covering student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, their families, and their friends:
Please continue to Ask Before You Act to avoid any extra benefits or recruiting inducements scenarios, and always feel free to contact Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.