Alumni and Parents Tip of the Month - February

Defining Extra Benefits
NCAA Bylaw 16

An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a booster to provide a student-athlete (or that athlete's friends or relatives) a benefit not authorized by the NCAA. Examples of extra benefits that student-athletes may not accept from a staff member, alum, or other booster...

Cash or loans in any amount. Special discounts for goods or services. The use of an automobile, or accepting other forms of transportation. Friends or relatives of a student-athlete being employed by a representative of athletics interest. Accepting gifts of any kind (e.g., birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day). Free or reduced-cost admission to professional athletic contests from professional sports organizations. Use of a telephone, pager, cell phone or credit card for personal reasons without charge or at a reduced rate. Rent-free or reduced rate housing during the academic year OR during the summer. Services (e.g., clothing, airline tickets, laundry, car repair, hair cuts, meals in restaurants) from commercial agencies without charge or at a reduced rate. A professional service without charge or at a reduced cost (typing of papers for athletes). Promise of financial aid for post-graduate education. The promise of employment after college graduation.

Remember we want you to "Help Us, Don't Hurt Us," please contact Elton Cochran-Fikes, compliance coordinator at 215/898-6241 to inquire if a benefit you wish to give a prospective or enrolled student-athlete is permissible.