Involvement with Current Student-Athletes
A booster is not permitted to provide a student-athlete (or a student-athlete's friend or relative) with "extra benefits." An extra benefit is any special gift or arrangement that is not available to the general student body. Extra benefits may include, but are not limited to:
If a student-athlete accepts any benefit based on his or her athletic ability, that student-athlete will lose some or all eligibility to compete in intercollegiate athletics. In addition, the institution is responsible for these actions and penalties may be imposed on the program. Additionally, the booster involved may be required to permanently disassociate from the University's athletics program.
Boosters may not provide awards or gifts directly to a student-athlete for his/her athletic performance or ability. All awards must be approved by the University of Utah's Compliance Office and conform to NCAA award regulations.
The University of Utah appreciates the efforts of all our supporters. While there are NCAA restrictions imposed on booster conduct, the following is a list of permissible activities:
A booster may have in-person, telephone, or e-mail contact with currently enrolled student-athletes.
A student-athlete or the entire team may be invited to the home of a booster for an occasional meal. However, a booster may not entertain student-athletes at a restaurant or club. Boosters are permitted to give student-athletes reasonable local transportation to their home on these occasions. Compliance Office and Head Coach must pre-approve.
Boosters may invite the entire team for dinner and/or provide reasonable entertainment when the team visits the booster's hometown for an away contest. This meal may take place at the booster's home. However, the Crimson Club must pre-approve the meal.