Every person, from fan to student-athlete, plays an important role in complying with NCAA rules. BYU is held responsible by the NCAA for the actions of its boosters. If a booster commits a violation, BYU may be subject to penalties from the NCAA. Who is a booster, you ask? If you are reading this, chances are, YOU ARE A BOOSTER!
A “representative of BYU’s athletics interests” (booster) is someone who has ever:
- Been a member of an organization promoting BYU Athletics (e.g., Cougar Club).
- Contributed to the Athletic Department or its booster organizations.
- Assisted in the recruitment of prospects for BYU.
- Provided benefits (e.g., summer jobs or occasional meals) to prospects, enrolled student-athletes or their family.
- Promoted the athletics program at BYU in any other way.
Remember, once you become a booster, you retain that identity indefinitely.