Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services: Current Longhorns — Hosting a Recruit
As you probably remember from when you were a recruit, making a visit to The University of Texas at Austin is an important part of the recruiting process. We want our recruits to experience the many things that make UT and its athletics departments so special. Our student-athletes play an important role in making sure that our recruits feel welcome and have a great experience while they are here.
We also want to want to ensure the safety and well being, as well as protect the eligibility, of our student-athletes and the recruits they are hosting. For this reason, The University of Texas at Austin has established guidelines for both recruits visiting our campus and the student-athletes who will be hosting them.
For our student-athlete hosts, these rules outline the applicable NCAA rules and institutional policies of which student-athletes must be aware when hosting a recruit and also outlines appropriate conduct and activities while hosting a recruit.
These guidelines include the following:
- A coach, staff member or booster may not provide a student-athlete or prospect with the use of a vehicle.
- Texas may provide only one student-athlete host per prospect with a meal only if they are accompanying the prospect on the meal.
- Texas may provide a host with a maximum of $30 for each day of the official visit to cover the actual costs of entertaining the prospect (and the prospect's parents, legal guardian or spouse).
- These or other funds may not be given to the prospect or used for the purchase of souvenirs.
- The student host may be provided a complimentary admission to accompany the prospect to an institution's home athletic contest.
- The institution may provide reasonable entertainment within 30 miles of the institution's campus to the prospect, their parents or legal guardians and spouse only. It is not permissible to entertain siblings, friends or other guests of the prospect.
- Individuals involved in the recruiting visit (including the prospect) are expected to act in a responsible manner and to abide by the law. The use of alcohol, drugs, adult entertainment, sex and gambling in recruiting are strictly prohibited. This includes being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any time while you are hosting a prospect during his/her recruiting visit.
- A prospect is never to be left alone or with a non-team member (e.g., Texas recruiter) or to be arranged a date or other encounter that could lead to inappropriate behavior (e.g., sexual misconduct, use of alcohol, drugs, etc.).
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