UTSA Athletics Compliance Office — Boosters
· Compliance brochure (.pdf)
As a member of the NCAA, the
University of Texas at San Antonio is accountable for the actions of
its boosters and fans. Even the best-intentioned action on a fan’s part
may be a violation of NCAA rules. Please contact the UTSA Athletics Compliance
Office if you have any questions concerning what is permissible.
What is a booster?
A “representative of UTSA’s athletics interests,” or “booster,” is anyone who:
· Has ever participated in or is currently a member of the various athletic department support groups.
· Has purchased season tickets.
· Has made a donation to the athletics program.
· Has helped arrange summer and/or vacation employment for student athletes.
· Has been involved, in anyway, in the promotion of UTSA’s athletics program.
A booster may:
· Attend as many athletic contests as you desire to evaluate talent
· Call, write, or send newspaper articles to the UTSA Athletics coaching staff regarding outstanding student-athletes in his/her area
· Feel free to offer assistance to members of the UTSA coaching staff who are recruiting in his/her community
· Employ a prospect, but not until they come to UTSA as a full time student
A booster may not:
· Contact the coach, the prospect or family members, the principal, or counselor in an attempt to evaluate a prospect
· Visit the prospect's school to pick up transcripts or videotapes/film pertaining to the evaluation of the prospect's academic or athletic ability
· Entertain a family, guardian, or parent of a prospect of campus
· Contact a prospect, their guardian or parent on an official or unofficial visit to campus
· Entertain high school, prep, or junior college coaches at any location
This is not an exhaustive list, so please ask before you act.
Prospective and current student-athletes may
not receive extra benefits. An extra benefit is any special
arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the
institution’s athletic interests to provide a student-athlete or
his/her family a benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation. Extra
benefits would include, but are not limited to:
· An employment arrangement for a prospect’s relatives.
· Gifts of clothing or equipment.
· Cosigning of loans.
· Providing loans to a prospect’s relatives or friends.
· Cash or like items.
· Use of an automobile.
· Any tangible items, including merchandise.
· Free or reduced-cost services, rentals or purchases of any type.
· Free or reduced-cost housing.
· Use of a college’s athletics equipment.
Sponsorship of or arrangement for an award banquet for high school,
prep school or two-year college athletes by a college, athletics
representative or its alumni groups.
· Employment of a student-athlete at a rate higher than the wages paid for similar work.
· Payment to a student-athlete for work not performed.