The NCAA considers all Booster Club members and even just regular attendees at our athletic events to be “Agents of the University.” As such, there are very strict rules about what people who fall into that category may and may not do with players and recruits. We need to be very careful because student-athletes lose their amateur status and shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition if:
- The student-athlete, their parents or relatives enter into a written or oral agreement with an agent;
- The student-athlete, their parents or relatives accepts or receives any benefits from an agent or an athletics representative of the institution.
Note that once someone falls into that category, they remain there forever, even if no longer a regular attendee or booster club member.
The Penn State compliance office has provided the Club with an electronic copy of the compliance brochure. Click here to view the PDF and download (depends on browser).