In sports other than men's basketball, a prospective student-athlete, also known as a recruit or prospect, is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In men's basketball, a prospective student-athlete is any individual who has started classes for the seventh grade.
You are a Booster or Representative of Athletics Interests if you:
Consequences to Boosters for NCAA violations:
Under NCAA rules, Southeast Missouri State University is responsible for all actions of its boosters. Therefore, it is also our responsibility to make you aware of consequences for violating the rules described within this website. Boosters found in violations of NCAA rules are subject to losing benefits and privileges. The NCAA Committee on Infractions has processed cases in which penalties have included both the disassociation of boosters with the institutions and the loss of season ticket privileges.
"Once a Booster...ALWAYS a Booster"
Rules for Representatives of Redhawk Athletics Interests relating to PROSPECTIVE student-athletes:
· Attend high school or two-year college athletic contests or events where prospects may compete, but you may not contact the prospect or their relatives or guardians.
· Continue existing friendships with families of prospects, but you may not attempt to recruit the prospect.
· Engage in permissible pre-enrollment activities with a prospect, such as a summer employment, provided the prospect has already signed a National Letter of Intent and the institution is aware and informed if these contacts are made.
· Have a phone conversation with a prospect only if the prospect initiates the call. Such a call may not be pre-arranged by any institution staff member or another representative of athletic interests. All questions regarding the intercollegiate athletics program must be referred to the proper Southeast Athletics staff member.
Rules for Representatives of Redhawk Athletic Interests relating to CURRENT student-athletes:
· Provide an occasional family home meal to a student-athlete or an entire team. The meal must take place at the home. It may NOT take place in a restaurant; however, the meal may be catered. Requests for these types of occasional meals receive prior approval from the Compliance Office.
· Employ student-athletes under any certain circumstances with prior approval from the Southeast Athletics Department. Both the student-athlete and the employer must sign a written statement PRIOR to beginning any employment during the academic year. Student-athletes may be compensated only for work actually performed at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the area for similar services.
A student-athlete may receive an occasional family home meal from a representative of athletics interests on infrequent and special occasions under the following conditions:
In order to request an occasional meal with our student-athletes you MUST fill out an Occasional Meal Request form with the compliance department.
May I provide a student-athlete with gifts?
May I provide discounted housing or rent to student-athletes?
Is it permissible for a booster to provide an enrolled student-athlete with professional services (for which a fee would normally be charged) for personal reasons?
May I purchase a complimentary admission ticket from a student-athlete?
Can boosters fundraise or donate money to send a student-athlete's parents to an athletic contest?
May I allow a student-athlete to use my telephone to make long distance phone calls?
I have an extra car that I don't use, is it ok to lend it to a student-athlete?
May I provide a scholarship to a particular student-athlete?
May I employ a student-athlete?
May a student-athlete make a public appearance at a business establishment for purposes of signing autographs?
Who is considered to be a prospective student-athlete (prospect)?
How long is a prospective student-athlete considered to be a prospect?
Is there any way a booster can help identify prospects?
Is it permissible to contact a perspective student-athlete or his/her parents or legal guardians?
May I go talk to a prospective student-athlete before, after or on the sidelines at the prospect's athletics contest?
Is this contact rule applicable to "established family friends" or neighbors?
Is it permissible for an athletic representative to telephone a prospect once the prospect has committed to or signed a National Letter of Intent and congratulate them?
During recruitment, or prior to an individual's enrollment, can an athletic representative be involved directly or indirectly in making arrangements for a prospect, the prospect's relative, or friends to receive money, financial aid, or equivalent inducements?
What are considered other types of inducements that are prohibited for prospects, their relatives or friends?
Other types of inducements that are prohibited include, but are not limited to the following: cash or loans; promise of employment after college education; special discounts or payment arrangements on loans; employment or relatives or friends of prospects; arrangement for free or reduced charges for professional or personal services, purchases or charges; use of an automobile; providing transportation to and from summer job or any other site; co-signing a loan; the loan or gift of money or other tangible items (clothes, cars, jewelry, electronic/stereo equipment); free or reduced cost housing arrangements; entertainment costs on or off campus; educational expenses (typing costs, course supplies, use of copy machine); or registration for summer sports camps.
May I e-mail or post messages on a prospective student-athlete's MySpace, Facebook or similar web site and try to convince him or her to attend the Southeast Missouri State University?
An athletics representative may not e-mail or post messages on the webpage or website of any prospective student-athlete.
This website is intended to provide an overview of applicable NCAA rules. It does not contain all information relevant to representatives of athletics interests.
*If you have any questions, please contact the Compliance Office at: (573) 986-6844 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (573) 986-6844 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.*
Examples include but are not limited to:
Thank you for your support of Southeast Missouri State University Athletics. It is our hope that you will continue to be involved in Redhawk Athletics. Under NCAA rules, Southeast Missouri State University is responsible for the actions of all of its boosters. A single violation could jeopardize the eligibility of a current or prospective student-athlete for intercollegiate competition at Southeast Missouri State University. Additionally, if found to be in violation of NCAA rules, boosters may face a range of penalties, including loss of season ticket privileges or even disassociation from Southeast Missouri State University Athletics.
It is our responsibility to make you aware of the potential consequences for violating NCAA rules. This website contains an overview of some of the common rules and regulations that are applicable to you as a representative of athletics interest. If you have additional questions, you are encourage to contact our Compliance Office directly at (573) 986-6844573-986-6844.
Thanks again for your continued support of Southeast Athletics. Go Redhawks!