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 by laws.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
No, pursuant to South Carolina state law, the University cannot facilitate NIL deals with student-athletes. Student-athletes may be contacted directly on their social media platforms. Individuals interested in contacting student-athletes for NIL deals must do so directly. Student-Athlete NIL Directory.