Ocean State University is going to have a career fair for its entire student body the first Wednesday in October. Because the majority of student-athletes will be unable to attend this fair due to class, practice and/or competition schedules, the Athletic Department is going to host a separate career fair just for student-athletes the following Friday. Is it permissible for an institution to host a career fair exclusively for student-athletes?
Yes. NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 states that a student-athlete may use career counseling and internship/job placement services available exclusively to student-athletes, provided the student-athlete is not placed in a position in which the student-athlete uses his or her athletics ability. (Adopted: 4/28/11)