Daily Compliance Item- 3/26/13-, Student Host While Enrolled Part-Time- UPDATE

The men’s soccer coaches at Ocean State University (OSU) are hosting a few recruits next weekend.  One of the current student-athletes that would like to serve as a student host is a senior who is enrolled part-time and will graduate in May.  Is it permissible for OSU to provide expenses to this student-athlete to serve as a student host?

Yes.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 3/25/13- Part-Time Student Serving as Student Host (I)- states that a student must be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies at the institution at the time he or she participates as a student host unless the student meets an exception to or is granted a waiver of the full-time enrollment requirements for competition.

[References: NCAA Bylaws (student host); (exception – final semester/quarter); (exceptions); (waivers), and staff interpretation (12/20/89, Item No. f), which has been archived]



Daily Compliance Item- 1/2/13- 11.01.3- GA Coach Having Meal During Official Visit

Ocean State University football coaches will be hosting several prospects on official visits over the next few weeks.  Is it permissible for the GA coaches to attend meals with prospects during theses visits?

Yes.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 12/20/12- Graduate Assistant Coach Receiving a Meal with Prospective Student-Athletes on Official Visits- states that a graduate assistant coach and an undergraduate student assistant coach may receive a meal with a prospective student-athlete during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit, within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s campus.

[References: NCAA Bylaws 11.01.3 (coach, graduate assistant — bowl subdivision football and women’s rowing); 11.01.4 (coach, undergraduate student assistant); (general restrictions – staff members and governing board); (student host); (multiple hosts); (meals on official visit); and an official interpretation (10/14/1998), Item No. 35), which has been archived]

Daily Compliance Item- 11/30/12- Student Host During Vacation Period

The men’s soccer coaches at Ocean State University are hosting a few prospects on official visits during the holiday break in between the fall and spring semesters.  Although the season is over, a few soccer student-athletes will be in town and available to serve as student hosts. These student-athletes live in the dorms, which are closed for the holiday at the time of the official visits.  Is it permissible for the coaches to provide room expenses to these student-athletes since they are serving as student hosts?  Can the student-athletes stay in the hotel with the prospects?

It is not permissible to provide lodging expenses to student hosts during a vacation period.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 12/20/91-Student host receiving expenses during official vacation period- states that an institution financing an official visit to a prospective student-athlete may not provide lodging expenses to a student-athlete serving as a student host; further, a student-athlete serving as a student host during the institution’s official vacation period would be permitted to receive meals.

NCAA Staff Interpretation- 4/13/94- Student Host Staying in Hotel Room With Prospect- states that an institution, at its discretion, may allow a student host to stay in the prospective student-athlete’s hotel room during an official visit, provided the official visit does not occur during a vacation period.


This legislation applies to Division I and II.

Daily Compliance Item- 11/7/12- Complimentary Admissions

The Ocean State University women’s basketball team will be hosting a WNIT game at their on-campus facility in a few weeks.  During that particular weekend, the team will be hosting 3 prospective student-athletes on official visits.  Is it permissible to provide these prospects with complimentary admissions to the WNIT game?

Yes.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 7/2/03- Complimentary Admissions to Preseason Events (I)- states that a member institution may provide complimentary admissions to a prospect to attend preseason (as distinguished from postseason) home athletics events. [References: NCAA Proposal Nos. 2003-1 and 2003-2, Bylaws (entertainment/tickets on official visit – general restrictions), (NCAA championships or other postseason events), (entertainment/tickets on unofficial visit – general restrictions), (home games outside regular facility) and (NCAA championships and other postseason events) and 8/22/90, official interpretation, item 14, which has been archived.].


This piece of legislation is applicable to Division I.

Daily Compliance Item- 9/27/12- Student Host Money

Hook Shot is a basketball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU).  Hook is going to serve as a student host this weekend for a recruit visiting campus.  How much money can OSU provide per day to Hook for entertaining the prospect?

A.  $30

B.  $40

C.  $50

D.  $60

The answer is BNCAA Bylaw states that the student host must be either a current student-athlete or a student designated in a manner consistent with the institution’s policy for providing campus visits or tours to prospective students in general. The institution may provide the following to a student host entertaining a prospective student-athlete: [R] (Revised: 10/28/97, 11/1/00, 8/5/04)

(a) A maximum of $40 for each day of the visit to cover all actual costs of entertaining the student host(s) and the prospective student-athlete (and the prospective student-athlete’s parents, legal guardians or spouse), excluding the cost of meals and admission to campus athletics events. The cost of entertainment of the institution’s athletics department staff members who accompany the prospective student-athlete is also excluded. If an athletics department staff member serves as the prospective student-athlete’s host, his or her entertainment costs must be included in the entertainment allowance. The entertainment allowance may not be used for the purchase of souvenirs, such as T-shirts or other institutional mementos. It is permissible to provide the student host with an additional $20 per day for each additional prospective student-athlete the host entertains; (Revised: 1/10/90 effective 8/1/90, 1/9/96 effective 8/1/96, 5/12/05, 4/27/06, 4/26/12 effective 8/1/12)

(b) Complimentary meals, provided the student host is accompanying the prospective student-athlete during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit; and (Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 2/23/09)

(c) Complimentary admissions to campus athletics events, provided the student host is accompanying the prospective student-athlete to the events during the prospective student-athlete’s official visit. (Revised: 2/23/09)


PLEASE NOTE:  The allowance permitted increased from $30 to $40 a day with the adoption of NCAA Proposal 2011-40.  This piece of legislation became effective 8/1/12.