Athletics Compliance Office > Prospects > Extra Benefits

16.02.3 An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Extra benefit legislation can be extended to prospective student-athletes, their relatives and friends.

If it's not available to the Notre Dame student body or general public, it's an extra benefit. Extra benefits can include, but, are not limited to:

  • Money, gifts, clothing, tickets for entertainment, haircut, use of a car
  • Free or reduced-cost room or board anywhere (including South Bend or hometown).
  • Free or reduced-cost merchandise or services.
  • Use of Athletics Department copy/fax machines, long distance telephone services, or free use of a cell phone.
  • Special discount or credit on the purchase of an airline ticket.
  • A loan of money or the consigning of a note to arrange a loan.
  • Receipt of complimentary admissions for your family or friends other than your four complimentary tickets via the player pass list or those of a teammate.
  • The sale or trade of your complimentary admissions for merchandise, services or debt repayment.
  • The sale or trade of ANY items you've received for your participation in athletics (gear, clothing, awards)

Prospective student-athletes may receive up to 3 complimentary admissions to a home athletics event during an unofficial visit to an institution. For information regarding recruiting visits, please click HERE.

What can a representative of athletics interest (Booster) do for a current student-athlete?

  • Provide an occasional in-home or on-campus meal with prior Compliance Office approval. Reasonable, local transportation may be provided to an approved occasional meal in a booster's home.
  • Provide a student-athlete with a legitimate employment opportunity

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