WHO IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF ATHLETIC INTEREST (BOOSTER)?
A representative of the institution’s athletics interests (booster) is an individual who is known (or should be known) by a member or members of the institution’s exectutive or athletic administration to:
• Participate in or have been a member of a sport support group or booster club.
• Make financial contributions to Elon athletics or to an athletic booster organization of Elon.
• Assist or been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment process
• Assist in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families
• Be a season ticket holder
• Provide or have helped arrange employment for student-athletes.
• Have been involved, in any way, with the promotion of the Elon University athletic program.
Once a Booster Always a Booster
According to NCAA rules, once an individual has been identified as a "representative of the institution's athletics interests" the individual retains that identity indefinitely, regardless of when you were involved with the athletic department. Elon is responsible for the behavior of all its athletics representatives in relation to NCAA rules and regulations.
Elon University’s athletics interests (boosters) cannot provide an “extra benefit” or special arrangement to a prospect or to an enrolled student-athlete.
An extra benefit would include provision of any transportation, meals, clothes, entertainment, loans or other benefits offered to a student-athlete or a student-athlete’s relatives or friends unavailable to the general student population.
Examples of extra benefits that you cannot provide an athlete include, but are not limited to:
• Signing or cosigning a note with an outside agency to arrange a loan.
• Giving gifts of any kind or services.
• Providing special discounts for goods and services.