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The NCAA defines a "booster" as any individual that:

a) Has participated in or been a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution's intercollegiate athletics program;
b) Has made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
c) Assisted or has been asked (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
d) Assisted or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
e) Has been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.

Consequences for NCAA Violations Involving Boosters

There are significant consequences for violations of NCAA rules that severely impact the athletics department, its student-athletes, and the entire ODU community. The following are examples of consequences resulting from NCAA violations.

Disassociation with Athletics Program

If you or a member of the athletics department staff violates a rule involving a prospective student-athlete or an enrolled student-athlete, that prospect or student-athlete may lose all eligibility for intercollegiate athletics participation at ODU (or any other NCAA institution). Therefore, we ask that you leave the recruitment of prospects to Ohio Dominican coaches and that you do not do anything that would jeopardize the eligibility of either a prospect or an enrolled student-athlete.

Consequences for NCAA Violations Involving Boosters

Any individual who has engaged in conduct that is determined, either by ODU, GLIAC, or the NCAA, to be a violation of any NCAA rule, shall be subject to the revocation or withholding of any athletically related benefit or privilege received by that individual from ODU. An individual may lose the privilege of purchasing season tickets, lose the privilege of being a member of a donor program and/or a booster club, or lose the privilege of purchasing other athletically related benefits or privileges as deemed appropriate by ODU.

Prospect or Student-Athlete Ineligibility

If you or a member of the athletics department staff violates a rule involving a prospective student-athlete or an enrolled student-athlete, that prospect or student-athlete may lose all eligibility for intercollegiate athletics participation at ODU (or any other NCAA institution). Therefore, we ask that you leave the recruitment of prospects to Ohio Dominican coaches and that you do not do anything that would jeopardize the eligibility of either a prospect or an enrolled student-athlete.

Loss of Scholarships, Championships, and Vacating of Wins

A violation of NCAA rules may result in Ohio Dominican Athletics programs losing a certain number of the athletic scholarships it provides to its student-athletes. Violations of NCAA rules may also result in a loss of previously won championships or games in those sports in which the violations occurred.

ADVICE FOR SUPPORTERS OF OHIO DOMINICAN ATHLETICS...

While we appreciate and encourage your continued support of Ohio Dominican Athletics, please always check with the Compliance Office before you make arrangements for any activity that involves prospective student-athletes, enrolled student-athletes, their families, relatives, or their legal guardians. ....PLEASE, ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!

Thank you for your continued support of ODU Panther Athletics. Go Panthers!!! 

Important Information Representatives of Athletic Interests (i.e., Boosters)

GUIDE FOR BOOSTERS, ALUMNI AND FRIENDS