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NCAA Compliance for Alumni

This is intended to highlight some of pertinent rules for you as a supporter of CSUSM Athletics.

In general, you are considered a representative of athletics interests (or a booster) if any of the following apply:

  1. Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization, including corporate entities (e.g. apparel and equipment companies), promoting the CSUSM athletic program.
  2. Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization.
  3. Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
  4. Have been involved otherwise in promoting the CSUSM athletic program.

Once you have become a “booster or supporter” you will always be considered and held to CSUSM’s standards.

Read more about NCAA Compliance for Boosters.

Booster Do's and Dont's 

The Do’s:

  • May observe the athletic event, provided there is not contact with the prospect’s parents or relatives.
  • Notify the coaching staff of outstanding prospects in the area
  • Continue to have normal contact with any neighbor, relative, or family that might be prospect as long as you do not engage in the recruitment process
  • Refer any and all recruiting questions to the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance or the Assistant Director for Compliance

The Don’ts:

  • Write or call a prospect or his/her parents or legal guardians
  • Contact a coach, high school principal, and/or counselor, to evaluate a prospect
  • Visit a prospect’s school to pick up a transcript or video to evaluate his/her academic or athletic ability or to provide to an athletics department staff member
  • Provide extra benefits to prospects, enrolled college student-athletes, their relatives, or friends (e.g. movie tickets,  event tickets, or dinner)
  • Meet with a prospect or his/her immediate family members off campus; or have any recruiting contact unless on the University campus at the direction of the athletics staff
  • Pay for prospect’s registration fees for athletics camps at any time
  • Employ at student-athlete at a higher rate than the local rate for work

We encourage all of our Boosters and supporters to “Ask Before You Act.”

If you have any questions about acting as a booster or engagement with a current/prospective student, please contact:

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, Jason Stock


Phone: 760-750-7101.