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					               Friendly Reminders
As a representative of NKU’s athletics interests, you
                                                                             Northern Kentucky University
                                                                               Team Contact Numbers:                                                              A Guide to
cannot:
                                                               Baseball ................................................................ (859) 572-6474           nCAA Rules and
                                                                                                                                                                  Regulations
   • Give cash or other tangible items (i.e., clothes, cars,
                                                               Men’s Basketball .................................................. (859) 572-5192
     jewelry, electronics/stereo equipment, etc.);
                                                               Women’s Basketball ............................................ (859) 572-5195
   • Co-sign a loan of any kind;
                                                               Cross Country ..................................................... (859) 572-5193
   • Provide the use of an automobile;
                                                               Golf ....................................................................... (859) 391-2822
   • Employ relatives or friends of a prospect;
                                                               Men’s Soccer ........................................................ (859) 496-6394
   • Arrange for free services or reduced charges for
                                                               Women’s Soccer .................................................. (859) 572-7742                                     Ask Before You Act!
     professional or personal services, purchases, or
                                                               Softball ................................................................. (859) 572-5939
     charges;
                                                               Tennis ................................................................... (859) 496-5894
   • Promise employment after college education;
                                                               Volleyball ............................................................. (859) 572-6372
   • Provide transportation;
   • Provide clothing, equipment, or any other tangible
                                                                       Northern Kentucky University
     item;
   • Provide free or reduced-cost services, rentals,              Athletic Department Contact Numbers:
     purchases, or housing; or
   • Provide free tickets to a prospect or his/her family to   Athletics Director ............................................... (859) 572-5193
     either home or away NKU games or to any athletics         Academic Support .............................................. (859) 572-7572
     or non-athletics event.                                   Development ....................................................... (859) 572-6632
                                                               Marketing & Promotions................................... (859) 572-7665
If you would like to provide a student-athlete with a job      Tickets .................................................................. (859) 572-6639
during the current academic year, please consult the           Sports Information ............................................. (859) 572-5470
Athletic Compliance Officer prior to the student-athlete’s     Sports Medicine .................................................. (859) 572-1487
first day of employment with your organization.
You can provide a student-athlete with transportation                                           Chrissy Soards
if there are circumstances that present themselves on                       Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance
infrequent occasions. However, you may not provide                                        (859) 572-7572
transportation on a regular or on-going basis. For                                      soardsc1@nku.edu
example, if it is raining and you drive past a student-
athlete walking on campus, you can stop and provide them
                                                                                                    Mary Kirk
with transportation to class, etc.
                                                                                     Faculty Athletics Representative
                                                                                             (859) 572-5194
           What Can You Do For                                                              kirkmf@nku.edu
        An Enrolled Student-Athlete?
As representative of NKU’s athletics interests you may
provide our student-athletes with an occasional meal at                                                   Northern Kentucky University
your home. This meal cannot be provided at a restaurant.                                                   Athletics Compliance Office
An occasional meal is defined by the NCAA as happening                                                     250 Albright Health Center
on infrequent and special occasions. You must check with                                                  Highland Heights, KY 41099
the Athletics Compliance Officer PRIOR to providing any
                                                                                 Athletic Department: (859) 572-5193
of our student-athletes with an occasional meal.
                                                                                          Fax: (859) 572-6089                                                      Intercollegiate Athletics
Remember that your actions can impact the eligibility of                                                                                                           Compliance Office
a student-athlete. Call the Athletics Compliance Officer
                                                                                   www.nkunorse.com
with any questions!                                             This publication was prepared by Northern Kentucky University and printed with state funds (KRS
                                                                             57.375). Equal Education and Employment Opportunities M/F/D. 11574

                                                                                                                                                                  Nor t h e r N K e N t uc K y uN i v e r si t y
          Welcome to NKU Athletics!                                             What is a Prospect?                                     What Can You Do For Prospects?
You have received this guide because you have been             A prospect, or a prospective student-athlete, is any student        As a representative of NKU’s athletics interests, you can:
identified as a “friend” of the Northern Kentucky University   who has started classes for the ninth grade. The NCAA,
                                                                                                                                      • Speak to a prospect by telephone ONLY if the
Athletic Program. Thanks to your unending support, the         however, does not have a minimum age limit. As a result,
                                                                                                                                        prospect initiates the call and the call is not for
Norse family of student-athletes, coaches, and the athletic    a student of any age who is contacted for recruitment
                                                                                                                                        recruiting purposes. You, as the representative,
department stand to become a success both on and off the       purposes becomes a prospect. It is important to treat ALL
                                                                                                                                        must refer questions about the Northern Kentucky
field.                                                         athletes as prospects.
                                                                                                                                        University athletics program directly to the
In order to maintain and improve upon the level of success                                                                              department staff;
that the Norse have shown, Northern Kentucky University          Who is considered a Student-Athlete?                                 • Watch a prospect’s athletic contest on your own
needs your help. Please take a few moments to look over                                                                                 initiative with the understanding that you, as the
                                                               A student becomes a student-athlete when the student
this guide to help with some questions you may have in                                                                                  representative, cannot contact/evaluate the prospect
                                                               reports to the University and participates in any practice
connection with our student-athletes, our prospective                                                                                   on behalf of the University;
                                                               activities, competition activities, or attends classes at the
student-athletes, and our coaches. It should act as a basic                                                                           • Continue a relationship with an established family
                                                               University. The student-athlete does not have to receive a
reminder of NCAA, Great Lakes Valley Conference, and                                                                                    friend or neighbor, with the understanding that the
                                                               scholarship or have been recruited in order to be considered
Northern Kentucky University rules and regulations.                                                                                     contacts are not made for the purpose of recruiting.
                                                               a student-athlete. If a student participates (practice or
Always remember to ASK BEFORE YOU ACT. The                     competition) with an NCAA sponsored sport at any                      What Are You Prohibited From Doing
most important quality an intercollegiate athletic program     institution, he or she is considered a student-athlete.
can display is its integrity. Your actions can inadvertently                                                                          For Prospects as a Representative?
have an adverse effect on the eligibility of our prospective                                                                       As a representative of NKU’s athletics program, you
student-athletes, student-athletes, and athletics program.               Who is considered a Coach?                                cannot:
Any questions can be directed to the Northern Kentucky         A Coach is an individual who performs coaching duties for a            • Contact a prospect’s coach, principal, or counselor
University Intercollegiate Athletic Compliance Office at       university and who serves in that capacity on a volunteer or             in an attempt to evaluate any propect;
(859) 572-7572.                                                paid basis.                                                            • Visit a prospect’s educational institution to pick-
                                                               In order to recruit off-campus, NKU coaches (and all                     up film/videotape or transcripts for the purpose of
                                                                                                                                        evaluating a prospect’s academic or athletic ability.
           Are You a Representative                            other NCAA coaches) must first take an NCAA Coaches
                                                               Certification Exam. Those coaches who have been certified
         of NKU’s Athletics Interests?                         (passed their recruiting test) may contact or evaluate any
                                                                                                                                   What is Unavoidable Incidental Contact?
You are considered a “Representative of Northern Kentucky      prospective student-athletes off-campus. Coaches are                There are times when you will unavoidably come into
University’s athletics interests” if you:                      certified to recruit off-campus on a yearly basis.                  contact with a prospective student-athlete. During such
                                                                                                                                   a contact, conversation with a prospect may involve only
   • Are or have been a member of any organization                                                                                 normal civility and no recruitment may take place. Also,
     promoting NKU athletics.                                           What is Institutional Control?                             under such circumstances, refer questions about the
   • Have ever made a donation to the Athletic Department      Institutional control states that all member institutions           athletics program to the athletics department and advise
     or any booster organization (Norse Athletics Club).       have the responsibility of managing the conduct of its              the appropriate coach of the contact.
   • Have ever assisted in evaluating or recruiting            staff members and the actions of any other individual or            Any contact which occurs at a prospect’s home, school,
     prospects.                                                organization engaged in activities promoting the athletics          or at the site of a practice or contest is NOT considered
   • Have ever provided benefits to current student-athletes   interests of the institution. If the institution fails to monitor   incidental and will be deemed to be a violation of NCAA
     or their families.                                        those activities, they can be found to lack institutional           recruiting rules.
   • Participated in the NKU athletics program.                control, a major offense in the eyes of the NCAA.
                                                                                                                                              What is an Extra Benefit?
Once you become a Representative of Athletics Interests,
                                                                                                                                   An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an
YOU retain this status FOREVER!
                                                                REMEMBER-NCAA REGULATIONS APPLY TO ALL                             institutional employee or a representative of the
Northern Kentucky University is ultimately responsible for         STUDENT-ATHLETES, NOT JUST THOSE                                institution’s athletics interest to provide a student-athlete
your actions as a representative. If you violate NCAA rules,                                                                       or his/her relatives or friends a benefit that is not expressly
the University will be penalized by the NCAA.                     WHO WERE RECRUITED OR WHO RECEIVE                                authorized by the NCAA. Be careful about what you do
                                                                      AN ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP.                                    for a prospect. Please be sure to check with the Athletics
                                                                                                                                   Compliance Office for any questions regarding prospects.


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