Who Is A Prospective Student-Athlete

A prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if SHU provides such an individual (or the individual's relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that SHU does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):

A. The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution's regular academic year (excluding summer) or:
B. The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term. Actions by staff members or athletic representatives that cause a prospective student to become a "recruited" student-athlete for SHU include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Providing transportation to the prospect to visit SHU.
2. Entertaining the prospect in any way on campus, except SHU may provide a complimentary admission to an athletic event in which your team is competing when the prospect visits campus as a member of a group tour.
3. Initiating or arranging a telephone contact with the prospect, family member or guardian for the purpose of recruitment.
4. Visiting a prospect, family member or guardian for the purpose of recruitment, or
5. Entertaining family members or guardians of a prospect on our campus.