Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Do's and Don'ts of Recruiting

SOCIAL MEDIA CHART OF NCAA RULES - SPORTS OTHER THAN
Football, Basketball, XC, Track & Field and Swimming & Diving
This tip sheet is intended to provide a summary of NCAA rules related to social media.  Please remember to contact the Athletics Compliance Office if you have any questions as the applicable NCAA, Conference and University rules change over time.
Type of Social Media Category Permissible Time to Utilize
Accepting or Initiating a Friend or
Follow Request
Response
to Request
Permissible at any time
Skype Phone Call Subject to the telephone call limitations beginning September 1 of the PSA’s junior year in high school
Google Handouts
FaceTime
iChat Video
Twitter Direct Messages* E-mail Beginning September 1 of the PSA’s junior year in high school
Instagram Direct
Facebook Posts to PSA’s Wall Publicizing of a PSA After the PSA has signed a NLI, returned a letter accepting admission, or paid an enrollment deposit
Tweets Mentioning a PSA
Cyber Dust Text Message Beginning September 1 of the PSA’s junior year in high school
Kik
Facebook Chat Feature
Google+ Messaging
Yahoo Messenger
AOL Instant Messenger
SnapChat
Instagram Post Tagging a PSA Publicizing of a PSA After the PSA has signed a NLI, returned a letter accepting admission, or paid an enrollment deposit
Voxer Text Message Beginning September 1 of the PSA’s junior year in high school
Vine Mentioning a PSA Publicizing of a PSA After the PSA has signed a NLI, returned a letter accepting admission, or paid an enrollment deposit
HeyTell Text Message Beginning September 1 of the PSA’s junior year in high school
GroupMe
iMessage
Viber
WhatsApp
Commenting on a PSA’s photograph, post, or status Publicizing of a PSA After the PSA has signed a NLI, returned a letter accepting admission, or paid an enrollment deposit
PSA’s post or tweet:
Retweet, Reply, Repost, Like, Favorite or Share
*To the extent an athletics department staff member is aware that a prospective student-athlete is receiving a permissible form of electronic communication in an impermissible format (e.g., receiving e-mail as text messages), such electronic transmission is prohibited.

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