NCAA Recruitment Information for Prospective Student Athletes and Boosters (Representatives of Athletic Interest)
Keene State College, as a member of the NCAA, must abide by all the rules and regulations of the NCAA. Many of these rules pertain to the recruitment of student athletes. It is important for you to be knowledgeable of these rules, because any violation of them could impact your eligibility at Keene State or whichever institution you decide to attend. This is not a comprehensive list of the rules, just a guideline that we want to share with you so that you can make the most informed decision possible. Should you have any questions concerning this information, please call the athletic director at any institution or call the NCAA directly at (317) 917-6222.
You (or your family) may not receive, and boosters may not provide, any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to attend any NCAA school.
An athletics department staff member, alumni or representative of the college's athletics interest (boosters) may contact you in person off the college campus after your junior year of high school. There is no limit on the number of contacts or the period in which they may occur. You may not tryout for a Division III college's athletic team. A tryout is any physical activity (e.g. practice session or test) conducted by or arranged on behalf of a college, at which you display your ability.
You can visit a college campus any time, and as many times as you wish, at your own expense. On such a visit, you may receive three complimentary admissions to a game on that campus, a meal in the college's on-campus student dining facilities, and housing, if it is available to all visiting prospective students.
During your senior year, you can make one expense-paid (official) visit to a particular campus; however, there is no limit on the total number of campuses that you may visit if you initially enroll in a Division III college.
During your official visit (which may not exceed 48 hours), you (and your parents) may receive meals, lodging and complimentary admissions to campus athletics events. All meals provided to you (and/or your parents) on an official visit must occur in an on-campus dining facility that the college's students normally use. If dining facilities are closed, the college is permitted to take you off-campus for meals. In addition, a student host may help you (and your family) become acquainted with campus life. The host may spend $20 per day to cover all costs of entertaining you (and your parents, legal guardians or spouse); however, the money can't be used to purchase college souvenirs such as T-shirts or other college mementos.
Finally, a Division III college is permitted to provide you and your high-school and /or two year college coach any official academic, admissions, athletics and student-services publications published by the college and other general information available to all students.