Several incoming freshmen at Ocean State University (OSU) will be enrolling in classes this summer. Since they will be on campus, the sports communications staff would like for them to participate in a few promotional activities with the current student-athletes. Is this permissible?
Yes. NCAA Staff Interpretation- 11/8/11- Prospective Student-Athlete Participating in Promotional Activities During Summer Prior to Initial Enrollment (I) – states that a prospective student-athlete who officially registers, enrolls and attends classes at the certifying institution during the summer prior to initial enrollment may participate in a promotional activity.
[Reference: NCAA Division I Bylaws 126.96.36.199 (institutional, charitable, education or nonprofit promotions); 13.02.12 (prospective student-athlete); 13.02.12.1 (application); and 188.8.131.52 (charitable, educational or nonprofit activities)]