Boosters, Fans, Alumni, and Friends

Lynn University Athletics is committed to upholding a high standard of ethics regarding NCAA and Sunshine State Conference legislation and institutional control. Our commitment includes educating boosters, fans, alumni, and friends or any other representative of athletic interests on NCAA Division II regulations. The below information should provide sufficient information regarding NCAA compliance matters, however if any questions do arise, we ask that you contact the Athletic Compliance Office with any question you may have.

Who is a Booster?

Per NCAA bylaws, an individual triggers the status of booster if one or more of the following criteria is met.

  • Has made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution;
  • Has been requested by the athletics department staff to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes or is assisting in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes
  • Has assisted or is assisting in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes; or
  • Is otherwise involved in promoting the institution's athletics program.
  • Are the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of an enrolled student-athlete

Once a booster, always a booster…once he or she has triggered the definition of booster that status is retained forever.

Who is a Prospect?

A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete, if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual's relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever occurs earlier)

  • The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution's regular academic year (excluding summer); or
  • The individual participates in a regular-squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution.

As a reminder, only coaches and Athletics Department staff may be involved in the recruiting process.