Policy Statement: As of July 1, 2021, current and prospective Clemson University student-athletes may earn compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness (“NIL”) in a manner that is consistent with the following provisions of this policy.
The Clemson University Athletic Department (CUAD) supports student-athletes receiving compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). We believe that NIL activities can contribute greatly to a student-athlete’s personal, professional, and social development. With that belief as our foundation, this policy is designed to allow student-athletes to harness the full potential of their NIL opportunities in accordance with university expectations and applicable NCAA bylaws. POLICY
Clemson University Student-athletes may earn compensation for their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). Such compensation must align with a genuine payment and not be an improper recruiting inducement or pay-for-play. NIL activity must be in compliance with applicable laws, NCAA rules, and CUAD policy, including the NIL rules found below.
Limitations on NIL Activities
Use of University Intellectual Property and Facilities
Process for Disclosure
International Student Athletes
Version 3; June 27, 2023
WHAT IS CLEMSON DOING TO SUPPORT STUDENT ATHLETES?
The Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center has long been dedicated to the development of student-athletes off the field, and NIL is no different. Clemson has partnered with a number of internal and external educational resources to help prepare our student-athletes for success in this area. Visit ClemsonTigers.com/Reign for more information.
MAY IPTAY MEMBERS ENTER INTO AN NIL AGREEMENT WITH A STUDENT-ATHLETE?
Yes, provided the compensation is for actual NIL activity by the student-athlete and not as a recruiting inducement or as a means of paying for athletics participation.
IS THERE A NATIONAL SOLUTION?
Not at this time. While the NCAA has modified its bylaws to no longer rule student-athletes ineligible for earning compensation based of their NIL, there are a number of national legislative proposals that exist.
MAY THE INSTITUTION, OR ITS EMPLOYEES, PASS ALONG OPPORTUNITIES TO STUDENT-ATHLETES?
Yes, the University and its employees may transmit information regarding NIL opportunities and provide a student-athlete’s contact information for NIL purposes.