Boosters and Current Student-Athletes

As a booster, below are examples of what you may and may not do when dealing with enrolled student-athletes:

You May:

  • Employ a student-athlete in the same manner as the general public. Compensation must be commensurate with the going rate for similar services and only for work actually performed.
  • Provide a student-athlete an occasional meal in your home or on Michigan's campus. Occasional meals must be pre-approved by the Compliance Services Office.

You May Not:

  • Provide gifts, free or reduced cost services including meals, drinks, clothing, laundry, haircuts, legal fees, or other benefits to student-athletes and their relatives or friends.
  • Provide tickets to any athletic, institutional, or community event for a student-athlete or their relatives or friends.
  • Provide cash, entertainment, use of your home, or other items of value.
  • Provide the use of an automobile.
  • Provide rent free or reduced cost housing for any length of time.
  • Provide student-athletes with special discounts, payment arrangements (e.g., co-sign a loan), credit on a purchase (e.g., airline ticket, clothing), or services (e.g., dry cleaning, transportation).
  • Use student-athletes for the purpose of advertising, endorsing, or promoting commercial products or services.