Fresno State is responsible for ensuring that all Bulldog Athletics stakeholders, including faculty, coaches, student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, and representatives of Fresno State's athletics interests (more commonly referred to as "boosters") are compliant with NCAA and Mountain West rules.
Are You a Booster?
You are considered a representative of athletics interests (booster) if ANY of the following are true:
- You have ever made a donation to the University or our athletics booster organizations;
- Member of any organization or agency promoting Fresno State Athletics;
- You have ever helped arrange/provided employment for an enrolled student-athlete;
- Participated in varsity athletics or an alumnus at Fresno State
- You have ever been a season ticket holder in any Fresno State sport; or
- You have otherwise promoted Fresno State's athletics program in ANY matter.
Note: Once you have obtained BOOSTER status, you retain this identity indefinitely.
Who is a Prospect?
All high school students (7th & 8th grade in Men's Basketball and Softball), 2 year college students, prep school, & 4 year college student-athlete that have received permission to contact.
What You Can Do
- Provide financial contributions directly to the institution
- Provide occasional meals with approval from Compliance Services to current student-athletes on campus or at your home
- Inform coaches of prospects in your area
- Employ prospects and student-athletes with prior approval of Compliance Services
What You Cannot Do
- Recruit on behalf of the institution (e.g. contact, evaluate, phone calls, text messages)
- Contact prospects on social media
- Provide any tangible benefits to prospects or student-athletes
Consequences for Booster Involvement in NCAA Violations
- Disassociation from Fresno State Athletics
- Ineligibility of prospects or current student-athletes
- Sanctions on Fresno State