The prospective student's initial visit to our campus is very important and provides an opportunity for him/her to see what behaviors are expected of our student-athletes. It is important that every student-athlete who serves as a host for a prospective student-athlete understands that he/she is an official representative of the Athletics Department and Stetson University. Therefore, appropriate conduct is expected at all times.
The following guidelines have been established to ensure that the hosting of prospective student-athletes is conducted in a manner that is consistent with NCAA and University regulations:
Throughout the official visit, appropriate conduct is required of both the prospective student-athlete and the student-host in accordance with Stetson University, Atlantic Sun Conference and NCAA policies. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the following:
a. A student-host must be a currently enrolled student-athlete or a Stetson Student Ambassador as designated by Admissions.
b. A maximum of $40 per day may be provided to the student-host to entertain the prospect and the prospect’s parents/legal guardians or spouse. Other students may assist with hosting the prospect but must pay for their own entertainment. Other individuals (e.g. sibling, friend, coach) may be accompanying the prospect, but this money may not be used for them. The student-host may be provided up to an additional $20 per day for each additional prospect hosted during this same official visit period. If any entertainment is arranged for the prospect by the institution or by the student-host, it is not permissible for the prospect to pay any additional costs above the entertainment money that is provided to the student- host to entertain the prospect.
c. None of the entertainment money may be given to the visiting prospect or to anyone else. The student-
host must return any unused entertainment money to the head coach or recruiting coordinator. The student-host must also provide receipts/documentation for any entertainment money expended.
d. The student-host may not use the entertainment money for any of the following:
• To purchase or otherwise provide the prospect with gifts (including souvenirs) of any value;
• To purchase alcohol or tobacco, even if permissible by law to do so;
• To gamble (this includes the purchase of lottery tickets);
• To pay for admission to “strip” or “gentlemen’s” clubs, “strip” shows, or other related types of inappropriate adult entertainment activities; to rent or buy pornographic material; or to hire an escort.
e. The student-host’s actions should reflect positively on the Athletics Department and Stetson University. As a result, the student-host shall not engage or allow any activity which would harm the reputation of Stetson University. The following is a non-exclusive list of impermissible behavior; exposure to alcohol, use of illegal or prescription drugs (other than by the individual identified by the prescription), legal or illegal gaming or gambling activities, inappropriate adult entertainment activities, or other activities that constitute a violation of Florida law during the official visit. The student-host is not permitted to arrange sexually inappropriate encounters as a recruiting device.
f. The student-host may not transport the prospect or anyone accompanying the prospect more than 30 miles
g. Neither the student-host nor the prospect may use vehicles provided or arranged by any institutional staff
member or any representative of Stetson’s athletics interests (i.e., boosters).
h. The student-host should not allow recruiting conversations to occur, on or off campus, between the
prospect and a representative of Stetson’s athletics interests (i.e., boosters). If an unplanned meeting with a booster occurs, only an exchange of greetings is permissible.
i. The prospect may participate in physical workouts or other recreational activities during a visit to an
institution’s campus provided the activities are not organized or observed by members of the athletic department coaching staff and the activities are not designed to test the athletic ability of the prospect. You may not report back to the coaching staff information regarding the prospect’s athletic abilities. Prospects may not be loaned apparel to wear during such workouts.
j. The student-host may receive a complimentary meal provided he or she is accompanying the prospect.
Student-hosts found to be in violation of our policy will be subject to penalties. Violations may result in loss of athletic aid and participation opportunities as determined by Stetson University.
I certify that I have read the above guidelines and understand that I will be held accountable for my actions.