NCAA Compliance Issues
Marquette Athletics appreciates your support of student athletes and our athletic department. As a donor of the Blue and Gold Fund, the NCAA now considers you to be a representative of Marquette Athletics, commonly called a “booster.” With this designation comes certain responsibilities and The Marquette Compliance Office asks for your cooperation in understanding and abiding by the following requirements.
How Can You Determine if You are a Booster?
You are a booster if you:
Please remember: Once you become a Marquette booster, the NCAA considers you to be a booster forever and makes Marquette indefinitely responsible for your actions with respect to Marquette Athletics.
Rules Prohibiting “Extra Benefits”
NCAA legislation prohibits Marquette boosters from providing "extra benefits" to enrolled or prospective student-athletes. An extra benefit is any special arrangement to provide any benefit to a student-athlete, the student-athlete’s family, relatives, legal guardians or friends that is not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.
In general, you may not provide anything or make special arrangements for student-athlete's that are not generally available to the student population.
Examples of “Extra Benefits:”
As a booster, you may provide an occasional meal on infrequent and special occasions provided the meal is provided in an individual’s home, on campus, or at a facility regularly used for Marquette’s home competitions. Additionally, you may provide only reasonable local transportation for student-athletes if the meal is at your home. The Marquette Office of Compliance must grant prior approval before you can provide such a meal. Please contact Danielle Josetti for the appropriate paperwork.
The Golden Rule for Boosters:
For specific NCAA rule interpretations: please contact: