Ohio State is committed to providing a secure environment for all student-athletes to succeed athletically and academically. The university strives to promote an environment where acquiring a quality education is of the utmost importance. For student-athletes, maintaining NCAA eligibility and amateur status play a pivotal role in preserving this culture of academic excellence. It is a priority of Ohio State to provide guidance, resources, and assistance to student-athletes interested in pursuing a career in professional athletics. However, the university also voraciously protects its student-athletes and works diligently to prevent any student-athlete from unknowingly or unwillingly endangering his or her amateur status or NCAA eligibility. We are committed to protecting our student-athletes from contact, communication, or conduct with individuals who seek to inappropriately contact or represent any Ohio State student-athlete prior to the student-athlete’s exhaustion of eligibility or voluntary withdrawal from his or her respective athletics program.
Any person that markets or seeks to market any current Ohio State student-athlete’s athletics ability or reputation is required to register annually with the Ohio State Agent Program through the Ohio State Office of Athletic Compliance. This definition is intended to be broadly interpreted and includes, but is not limited to, athlete agents, runners, contract advisors, financial advisors, marketing representatives, and brand managers. Disability insurance providers should visit our “Disability Insurance” page to learn more about registering with the Ohio State Office of Athletic Compliance.
The Ohio State Agent Program requires full compliance with Ohio State policies, NCAA and Big Ten Conference bylaws, Ohio Revised Code 4771, and the governing rules of professional sports organizations. Agents must register with Ohio State, the Ohio Athletic Commission, and any applicable professional sport organizations in order to obtain permission to communicate with Ohio State student-athletes regarding their future professional activities. Registration details and our athlete agent policy are below:
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics (“Ohio State”) fosters a culture that provides student-athletes the opportunity to achieve excellence in life through success in academics and competition. This culture guides the development and success of our athletics programs and student-athletes. In order to affirm our commitment to each student-athlete’s mental and physical development, Ohio State supports the implementation of policies designed to enhance student-athletes’ academic and athletics experience.
The purpose of The Ohio State University Policy for Disability insurance is twofold. First, this policy provides disability insurance brokers and providers with specific guidelines for interacting with Ohio State student-athletes in accordance with relevant NCAA rules and regulations. Second, this policy will assist Ohio State student-athletes in making well-informed decisions regarding the opportunity to protect against future loss of earnings as a professional athlete due to a disabling injury or sickness that may occur during their collegiate career, while simultaneously protecting their academic goals and intercollegiate athletics eligibility. Registration details and our disability insurance policy are below: