As the UL athletics department strives for academic and athletics excellence, we must always seek the highest standard of ethical conduct. As someone who interacts with members of the University's athletics programs, you need to be aware of your responsibilities, the accountability to which you are held and the limitations on the interactions which you may have with UL's student-athletes.
During their enrollment at UL, you and/or your family may befriend a student-athlete and his or her parents. Please be aware that your becoming "friends" with a student-athlete does not change their status as far as NCAA regulations are concerned. NCAA rules prohibit you from providing any extra benefit(s) to a currently enrolled student-athlete (or their family or friends). The acceptance by a student-athlete of any extra benefit is a violation of NCAA regulations and places the student-athlete's eligibility for intercollegiate competition in immediate jeopardy and could result in restrictions placed upon your involvement with UL's athletics program and/or disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in both University policy and the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures.
The University is responsible for ensuring that all student-athletes, University employees and representatives of the University's athletics interests abide by NCAA rules and regulations. Any inappropriate, even inadvertent, activity on your part could result in:
1. A currently enrolled student-athlete being declared ineligible to participate for UL.
2. The eligibility of a prospective student-athlete(s) being jeopardized.
3. Violations of NCAA regulations and sanctions placed on the University and the athletics programs.
4. Restrictions placed upon your involvement with UL's athletics program.
5. Disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in both University policy and the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures.