The Ohio State University Department of Athletics encourages all student-athletes to support community events and activities. However, all student-athlete appearances must receive approval from the Compliance Office prior to the event taking place. Ohio State will only review requests for a student-athlete appearance under the following circumstances:
To request a student-athlete appearance, please complete the Student-Athlete Appearance Request Form and submit it to the Compliance Office.
Ohio State allows coaches to make appearances or take part in speaking engagements which enhance their image and that of their program. To that end, all coach appearances or speaking engagements must be permissible under NCAA legislation and may not benefit prospective student-athletes or their relatives or friends. Additionally, all coach appearance requests must be approved prior to the event taking place.
Please complete the Coach Appearance Request Form and submit it to the Compliance Office if you would like for a coach to appear or speak at a particular event.
The Ohio State University appreciates everything our boosters do for our athletic programs. However, providing assistance to our student-athletes could result in severe consequences which would affect their eligibility. Please be careful not to provide any type of extra benefit to a student-athlete or their family/friends.
An extra benefit is any special arrangement provided to a student-athlete or their family/friends that is not generally available to The Ohio State student body as a whole. Examples include, but are not limited to:
If you have any questions, please contact The Ohio State University Athletic Compliance Department at 614.292.2681.
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NCAA Student Assistance Fund (SAF)
The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is a program run through the NCAA which distributes money to member institutions with the purpose of providing student-athletes with access to funding to help offset costs that athletic scholarships do not cover. Student-athletes do not have to be on an athletic scholarship to receive the benefits of SAF. Through SAF, Ohio State can assist student-athletes with:
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Recruiting should be left to Ohio State’s coaches and staff. Please view the #Recruiting information sheet to learn more.
Boosters of The Ohio State University are permitted to provide a student-athlete, or an entire team, with a meal on infrequent and special occasions. All booster occasional meals must be pre-approved by Athletic Compliance Office.
To request an occasional meal please complete the Occasional Meal: Boosters and Staff Form and submit it to the Compliance Office.