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.


  • 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.

Ask Before You Act

Call the Huskie Athletic Compliance Office at 815-753-8447 or reach out via email to or Twitter @NIURules.

For more information about NCAA rules that apply to you as a booster, visit the booster education section of our website at


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