Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services: Fans and Boosters
- Autographed Item Requests
- "Booster" Defined
- Coach Appearances
- Donor Guide
- Employment of Student-Athletes
- Extra Benefits
- Student-Athlete Appearances
- Reporting Potential Violations
Dear Alumni, UT Faculty and Staff, and Friends:
Two of the important cornerstones of University of Texas Athletics are the loyalty and enthusiasm of Longhorns fans who have demonstrated by their interest in our teams and their attendance at events that they are without equal.
The UT athletics departments appreciate this marvelous fan support, which stimulates and encourages our student-athletes and energizes our entire organization. We must be cautious, however, not to let enthusiasm for athletics lead us into conflict with the very specific rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the Big 12 Conference.
The NCAA definition of "a representative of the University's athletics interests" is very broad and encompasses many -- if not all -- of the people who are regular attendees at our sports events. If you fall into this category, there are a number of activities regarding contact with student-athletes and recruits that could put The University at risk for NCAA sanctions.
We have summarized the applicable NCAA rules in this section of the Web site. Please take the time to read it carefully, and should you have any questions, call the UT Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Office at (512) 471-7285.
The University is charged with the responsibility to exercise "institutional control" of its athletics programs. We are committed to maintaining responsible programs.
The University of Texas is grateful for all you have done to make this one of the nation's model programs. We know, based on our contacts with the alumni, UT faculty and staff, and friends across the state and the country, that you share our earnest ambition for athletics success achieved within the rules.
DeLoss Dodds, Director of Men's Athletics
Chris Plonsky, Director of Women's Athletics