Who is a Current Student-Athlete?
A student whose enrollment was solicited by a member of the athletics staff or other representative of athletics interests with a view toward the student's ultimate participation in the intercollegiate athletics program. Any other student becomes a student-athlete only when the student reports for an intercollegiate squad that is under the jurisdiction of the athletics department.
NCAA Student Opportunity Fund Application
It is a NCAA fund intended to provide direct benefits to student-athletes or their families as determined by conference offices. As a guiding principle, the fund shall be used to assist student-athletes in meeting financial needs that arise in conjunction with participation in intercollegiate athletics, enrollment in an academic curriculum, or that recognize academic achievement. At DePaul, the Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund will generally be used for assisting student-athletes with costs associated with pursuing post-graduate education. For more information, contact the DePaul Compliance Office.
NCAA Special Assistance Fund Application
It is a NCAA fund intended to provide additional benefits to student-athletes who are eligible for the Federal Pell grant. For more information, contact the DePaul Compliance Office.
What are the rules regarding employment?
Compensation may be paid to a student-athlete only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services.
What if I want to host an occasional meal in my home?
Please contact the appropriate head coach directly and fill out the occasional meal form .
What are the rules regarding outside competition?
A student-athlete in any sport other than basketball who participates during the academic year as a member of any outside team in any non-collegiate, amateur competition becomes ineligible for intercollegiate competition.
- Exception - soccer and women's volleyball: a student-athlete may compete outside of the institution's declared playing and practice season as a member of an outside team in any non-collegiate, amateur competition, provided:
(a) Such participation occurs no earlier than May 1;
(b) In soccer and women's volleyball the number of student-athletes from any one institution does not exceed the applicable limits set forth in Bylaw 17.32.2;
(c) The competition is approved by the institution's director of athletics;
(d) No class time is missed for practice activities or for competition; and
(e) In women's volleyball, all practice and competition is confined to doubles tournaments in outdoor volleyball, either on sand or grass.
*If you have further questions, please contact the compliance staff at (773) 325-4019 or email@example.com.