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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.



Student-Athlete Assistance Fund Get Acrobat Reader
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 Assistance Fund is also used for assisting student-athletes with costs associated with pursuing post-graduate education. 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 Get Acrobat Reader.

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



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