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University of Florida Compliance

Contact with Current Student-Athletes

Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expenses allowance, not authorized by the NCAA renders the student-athlete ineligible for athletics competition.

An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institutions athletics interest to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete’s relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.

In general, boosters may not provide anything or make special arrangement for student-athletes (and prospective student-athletes) that are not available to the general student population.  Examples of extra benefits not allowed by NCAA rules include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing cash or loans in any amount, or signing or co-signing for a loan.
  • Providing gifts of any kind, including birthday cards and holiday gifts.
  • Providing special discounts for goods and services (e.g. movie tickets, car repair, legal services, clothing, haircuts, dinners).
  • Providing the use of an automobile, telephone, etc.
  • Providing free or reduced rent or housing.
  • Providing honorariums for speaking engagements.
  • Providing student-athletes money for the exchange of complimentary tickets.

* Please note this is not an exhaustive list.  Ask before you Act!

As a representative of the institution’s athletics interest, you are permitted to:

  • Meet with and receive autographs from student-athletes during University of Florida sponsored pre-season events (e.g. Fan Photo Day or Meet the Team).  Please be aware it is not permissible for you to sell the autographs or use the autographs to raise money for a special project.
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