Student-athletes may participate in limited promotional activities. However, approval by the Compliance Office is required in order to ensure that NCAA requirements are met and that eligibility is not jeopardized.
1. In order for a student-athlete to participate in any promotional activity, a Student-Athlete Promotional Activities Form must be completed and approved by the Compliance Office. Pre-approval must occur prior to the activity.
NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199 permits a charitable or educational group to use a student-athlete's name, picture or appearance to support a charitable event, provided the student-athlete receives approval prior to the event, the student-athlete does not miss class, and the student-athlete and an authorized representative of the charitable or educational agency sign a release statement ensuring that the student-athlete's name, picture or appearance is used in a manner consistent with the requirements of NCAA legislation.
1. In order for a student-athlete to sign an apparel or memorabilia item provided by a third-party, the third-party must complete the Signed Apparel/Memorabilia Items Form certifying that the autograph is for personal use and will not be sold or given to any other individual or group. This form does not require pre-approval - it may be submitted to the Compliance office after the item is signed.
Per NCAA Bylaw 12.1.1, student-athletes should note that their eligibility may be jeopardized by third-party sale of a signed item. Thus, for example, a student-athlete's eligibility would jeopardized if a student-athlete signed a uniform for an individual and that individual ultimately sold the item via e-Bay.