Information for Boosters

Are You A Booster?
You are considered a "representative of athletics interests" (commonly called a "booster") if ANY of the following is true: • You have ever made a donation to the University or to an athletics booster organization;

• You are or have been a member of any organization or agency promoting Marquette University athletics;

• You have ever helped to arrange or have provided employment for an enrolled student-athlete;

• You have ever participated in varsity athletics or if you are an alumnus of Marquette;

• You have ever been a season ticket holder in any sport;

• You have otherwise promoted Marquette's athletics program in ANY manner.

* Once you are a booster, you are one FOREVER!

Definitions You Should Know
Prospective Student-Athlete: A prospective student-athlete is a person who has started classes for the ninth grade, regardless of his/her athletics ability. A prospect is also any student who is enrolled at a two-year college or at a four-year institution other that Marquette University.

Please note, a prospective student-athlete remains a prospect even after he/she has signed a National Letter of Intent or accepts an offer of financial aid to attend Marquette University until he/she reports for the first day of classes for a regular term (fall or spring) or begins official practice immediately prior to the start of classes. Marquette University requests that you treat ALL students as prospects.

Student-Athlete: A student-athlete is a student whose enrollment was solicited by a member of the athletics staff or other representative of athletics interests with a view toward the student's ultimate participation in the intercollegiate athletics program. Any other student becomes a student-athlete only when the student reports for an intercollegiate squad that is under the jurisdiction of the athletics department. A student is not deemed a student-athlete solely on the basis of prior high school athletics participation.



Recruiting: Any solicitation of a prospect or the prospect's family by a Marquette staff member or by a representative of Marquette's athletics interests for the purpose of securing the prospect's enrollment at Marquette and/or participation in the athletics program. All recruiting must be done by exclusively by designated athletics department staff members who have passed the recruiting exam. Only these individuals are permitted to be involved in the recruiting process, including initiating or receiving recruiting correspondence, telephone calls, or other forms of communication.

Contact: Any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect's parent, relative, or legal guardian and an institutional staff representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged or that takes place on Marquette's campus or at the site of an organized competition/practice involving the prospect or the prospect's educational institution shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation that occurs. Contacts made by those not eligible to recruit for Marquette may render the prospect ineligible.

Evaluation: Any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletics ability of a prospect, including any visit to a prospect's educational institution (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of a prospect participating in any practice or competition at any site.

Remember... Only coaches and athletic staff members are permitted to be involved in the recruiting process. No one else is permitted to recruit. Contacting one of our recruits could make him/her permanently ineligible to attend Marquette.


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