Key Compliance Definitions
REPRESENTATIVE OF EAST CAROLINA ATHLETICS INTERESTS
By NCAA definition, a representative of our athletics interest is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity (e.g., apparel or equipment manufacturer) or other organization who is known (or who should have been known) by ECU:
(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the ECU's athletics program;
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of ECU;
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution's athletics program.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ATHLETE
(a.k.a.. PSA, prospect, recruit)
A prospective student-athlete is an individual who has started classes for the ninth grade or prior to starting the ninth grade was provided benefits by ECU. Such an individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs:
(a) 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
(b) The individual participates in regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or
(c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment.
The solicitation (in person, in writing or by telephone) of a prospect or the prospect's family for the purpose of securing the prospect's enrollment and ultimate participation in ECU's athletics program. A prospect is considered to be "recruited" by ECU if:
(a) We provided the prospective student-athlete with an official visit;
(b) Arranges, in-person, off-campus encounter with the prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete's parents, relatives or legal guardians;
(c) Initiated or arranged a telephone contact with the prospective student-athlete, the prospective student-athlete's relatives or legal guardians on more than one occasion for the purpose of recruitment; or
(d) Issued a National Letter of Intent or written offer of athletically related financial aid to the prospective student-athlete.