Booster Do’s and Don’ts

Compliance Guidelines for Husky Athletics

By Jackie Mynarski, Associate Athletic Director of Compliance, University of Washington Athletics

“Who We Are Is Why We Win” defines our compliance program at the University of Washington in large part because of amazing alumni, donors and parents like you!

We would like to take a moment to review some NCAA rules as a friendly reminder that all Husky fans are responsible for their actions.

1. DO: Notify UW coaches of prospects (basic information such as prospect’s name, high school, position and sport played) who may be the next great Husky!

2. DON’T: provide prospective student-athletes or their families/friends with any expenses (e.g. transportation to visit campus, meals, lodging, complimentary admissions to UW athletic events, educational expenses, medical expenses, etc.).

3. DO: Employ our current student-athletes during the academic year and over the summer. Please contact compliance for a student-athlete employment form.

4. DON’T: Use a rower’s picture for any promotional or non-profit activities, have a rower make a guest appearance at an event, or use their image to sell memorabilia.

5. DO: Contribute money to the rowing program. These funds benefit the team in general and may not be earmarked for a particular student-athlete. Also, donations in-kind for the benefit of a team are always welcome!

6. DON’T: Provide a benefit to a current student-athlete in exchange for the student-athlete’s autograph, UW gear memorabilia, varsity awards, Pac-12 awards, NCAA awards, etc.

7. DO: Ask before you act! UW is responsible for the actions of its boosters. When a violation occurs, regardless of intention, it can jeopardize the eligibility of our prospective and current student-athletes and result in the student-athlete and the athletics program being penalized by the NCAA and the Pac-12 Conference.

8. DON’T: Contact prospective student-athletes by phone, social media or texting. Our coaches are great recruiters and contacting a prospect may jeopardize their eligibility.

9. DO: Check out our compliance website for additional information on gohuskies.com or email whoweare@uw.edu with specific questions.

Thank you! GO DAWGS!