Extra Benefits

The Ohio State University appreciates everything our boosters do for our athletic programs. However, providing assistance to our student-athletes could result in severe consequences which would affect their eligibility. Please be careful not to provide any type of extra benefit to a student-athlete or their family/friends.

An extra benefit is any special arrangement provided to a student-athlete or their family/friends that is not generally available to The Ohio State student body as a whole. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash, loans, use of a credit card.
  • Signing or cosigning a loan.
  • Special finance and/or credit arrangements.
  • Tangible gifts including birthday or holiday gifts.
  • Free or discounted meals.
  • Free or discounted housing.
  • Free or discounted goods (e.g., clothing, vehicles, electronics).
  • Free or discounted services (e.g., laundry or dry cleaning, haircuts, cell phones, long distance calls, automotive services).
  • Free or discounted entertainment (e.g., movie tickets, concert tickets, professional sports tickets).
  • Assistance paying bills (e.g., utility bills, rent payments, telephone or cell phone bills).
  • Transportation or the use of an automobile.
  • Academic assistance of any kind (e.g., tutoring, editing papers/projects, assistance in completing classwork, use of a computer, etc.).

If you have any questions, please contact The Ohio State University Athletic Compliance Department at 614.292.2681.

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