Several softball Ocean State University student-athletes will be attending summer school and would like to continue with workouts. They asked the equipment manager for a few apparel items for their workouts. Is it permissible for the institution to provide these student-athletes with apparel?
Yes with conditions. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 6/11/93- Student-athlete using institutional athletics apparel during the summer – states that a student-athlete may use institutional athletics apparel (per the institution’s normal issuance and retrieval policy) during a summer vacation period. Further, such a policy does not have to be applicable to all students and the student-athlete may use laundry services for the athletics apparel. [References: 22.214.171.124 (summer use of athletics equipment). This minute incorporates the 05/27/92 staff minutes, item c, which has been archived.]