Student-athlete tip sheets:
Athletic EligibilityStudent-athletes are required to be enrolled in a minimum full-time degree program of studies throughout their collegiate career, as well as completing the following NCAA requirements:
# – GPA’s are certified after the completion of your freshman year and every semester thereafter** – Freshmen are permitted to earn 6 of the 24 credit hours during the summer* – All student-athletes have to pass 6 hours per semester to remain eligible the subsequent semester
Extra Benefits (NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3)An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution’s athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or student-athlete’s relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by the student-athlete or the student-athletes’ relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution’s students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body determined on a basis unrelated to athletics.
The following are examples of extra benefits or services that are prohibited under NCAA legislation:
Boosters or Representatives of Athletic Interest (Bylaw 13.02.14)Boosters are individuals who have:
The NCAA places restrictions on the amount of contact that a booster is permitted to have with student-athletes. Once Clemson athletics identifies someone as a booster or representative of athletic interest, they will remain as such forever. Therefore, please be aware of anyone attempting to give you tangible items due to your athletic reputation; accepting a gift could possibly put your elibility at risk.
If you have any questions regarding Boosters or Representatives of Athletic Interest, please contact Compliance Services.
Agents (NCAA Bylaw 12.3.1)In order to maintain amateur status, an enrolled student-athlete or prospective student-athlete may not agree to representation orally or written by an agent, advisor or runner for the purpose of marketing their athletic abilities.
In addition, an enrolled student-athlete or prospective student-athlete may not accept money, transportation or any other benefits from an agent, advisor or runner.
If an agent contacts any student-athletes, please direct them to Compliance Services.
Gambling (NCAA Bylaw 10.3)Student-athletes are prohibited from placing, accepting or soliciting a wager of any type with any individual or organization on any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest sponsored by the NCAA.
Examples of gambling include but are not limited to:
NCAA Drug Policy (NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199)If a student-athlete fails an NCAA administered drug test, the student-athlete will be declared ineligible upon receiving the results.
In addition, if a student-athlete misses his or her drug testing appointment or is caught tampering with a specimen, it will result in automatic failure of a drug test.
Second time offenders of the NCAA Drug Policy will lose the remaining years of their athletic eligibility unless they test positive for a “street drug.”
Employment [TIP SHEET]Student-athletes are permitted to work during the academic year. However, student-athletes are required to report their employment to Compliance Services. (NCAA Bylaw 15.2.7)
In order for Compliance Services to approve employment of a student-athlete, the job must meet the guidelines below:
Student-athletes are permitted to provide Fee-for-Lessons (skill instruction for compensation) provided: (NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52)
Note: All employment must be on file in Compliance Services
Student-Athlete Employment Form (completed via ARMS)
October 23, 2021