University of Miami donations to external organizations

By Life@TheU

University of Miami donations to external organizations

By Life@TheU
Here's what you need to know about working with the University's athletics department on requests for support.

With the success that UM's student-athletes and athletic programs achieve both on and off the field, the UM athletic department is consistently asked for donations to help support the fundraising activities of various local schools and charitable organizations in the community.

The NCAA has put in place bylaws to help preserve the eligibility of student-athletes, as well as maintain the integrity of the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. According to these bylaws, collegiate institutions like the University of Miami may provide donations, such as tickets and autographs—only to charitable, educational, or nonprofit organizations. These donations, however, may not be used to help support high school athletic programs or be earmarked in any way to benefit recruited prospective student-athletes.

In men’s basketball specifically, donations from a university may not be made to nonprofit organizations that expend funds for the benefit of non-scholastic teams (e.g., AAU teams), recruits, or individuals associated with recruits.

If you are interested in asking the University for a donation to a charitable cause or for student-athletes to participate in your promotional activity, the athletics department requests that you complete the University of Miami’s Donation/Promotional Request form available at hurricanesports.com.

For questions or more information, contact the UM athletics department at athleticscompliance@miami.edu or connect with them on Twitter and Facebook, @UCompliance.

Read more about compliance and the use of student-athletes name, image, or likeness; employment; and benefits.