Criteria Governing Compensation to Student-Athletes

A student-athlete is permitted to earn legitimate on- and off-campus income during a semester term, provided the student-athlete is compensated:

  • Only for work actually performed
  • At a rate equivalent to the going rate in that locality for similar services.

Such compensation may not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability.

A student-athlete, prior to commencement of employment, must sign a statement to be kept on file in the athletic department, stating that they are bound by the above stipulations when working. See the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, located in Hinkle Fieldhouse Room 155A, for a copy of this form.