Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible to compete while representing the institution in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation or an improper award or expense allowance in conjunction with competition that involves the use of overall athletics skill (e.g., “superstars “ competition), the individual is ineligible in all sports.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or athletics representative to provide a student-athlete (or his or her relatives, guardian or friends) a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.
Never accept any of the following from a booster or representative of Willamette University’s athletic interests:
- Cash or loans in any amount
- Co-signing or arranging a loan
- Gifts or free services (e.g., airline tickets, cash, restaurant meals, massages)
- Use of an automobile
- Rent-free or reduced cost housing
- Money for, or guarantee of, bail or bond
- Employment at a higher rate of pay than the wages paid to a non-athlete for similar work
- Payment for work not performed
- Invitations to the home of a booster or representative of athletic interests for purposes other than an occasional meal
- Transportation (aside from transportation related to an occasional home meal)
- Tickets to an athletics, institutional or community event
- Financial aid for prost-graduate education
- Promise of employment after college graduation