Representative of Athletics Interests (Booster): Because you have made financial contributions to the Huskie Athletic Fund, you are considered a booster under NCAA rules. This means that there are NCAA rules that apply to you. Once you become a booster of an institution, you retain that status forever.
GENERAL NCAA RULES TO REMEMBER
Do not provide anything for a prospect or current student-athlete without specific permission from the Huskie Athletic Compliance Office.
Only NIU’s coaches and staff members may be involved in the recruiting process. Boosters may not perform any recruiting functions.
Only after a student attends classes at NIU or begins official team practices does he or she become a student-athlete. Prior to either of these, an individual is considered a prospective student-athlete, even if they have signed a National Letter of Intent or financial aid agreement with NIU.
If a student-athlete accepts benefits due to their status as a student-athlete or because of their athletics ability, his or her eligibility is at risk.
NCAA rules apply to student-athletes at all times of the year, including summer and during the off-season.