Recruitment Policy

It is the policy of Tiffin University that any illegal recruiting activities as determined by the NCAA Division II policy is strictly prohibited by all members of the institution including but not limited to: boosters, coaches, athletic support staff, and student athletes. It is also the policy of this institution that all coaches (and boosters) involved with recruiting will participate in annual Education regarding NCAA and conference recruiting rules and the intent of these rules. A continual monitoring system performed by university members who are not affiliated with the athletic program as to the actual extent of compliance with institutional recruiting policies and procedures will be conducted.

In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni or representatives of a college's athletics interests (boosters or representatives) can be involved in off-campus recruiting; however, you may receive letters from boosters, faculty members, students and coaches on or after Sept. 1 of your junior year. In all sports telephone calls from coaches and faculty members are permissible on or after June 15 before your senior year.

After this, a college coach or faculty member is limited to one telephone call per week to you (or your parents or legal guardians), except that unlimited calls to you (or your parents or legal guardians) may be made under the following circumstances:

  • During the five days immediately before your official visit (by the college you'll be visiting);
  • On the day of the coach's off-campus contact with you; and
  • On the initial date for signing the National Letter of Intent in your sport through the two days after the initial signing date.

In Division II football, however, unlimited phone calls to you can be made during a contact period and once a week outside of a contact period.

Coaches may accept collect calls and use a toll free number to receive telephone calls from you (or your parents or legal guardians) at any time.

Enrolled students (including student-athletes) may not make recruiting telephone calls to you unless the calls are made as part of an institution's regular admissions program directed at all prospective students. Enrolled students (including student-athletes) may receive telephone calls at your expense on or after June 15 before your senior year.

You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign an institutional or conference letter of intent or to attend an NCAA school.

A college coach my contact you in person off the college campus but only on or after June 15 before your senior year.

Any face-to-face meeting between a coach and you or your parents, during which any of you say more than "hello" is a contact. Furthermore, any face-to-face meeting that is prearranged, or occurs at your high school or at any competition or practice site is a contact, regardless of the conversation. These contacts are not permissible "bumps."

In all sports, coaches may contact you off the college campus three times. However, a coach may visit your high school (with your high school principal's approval) only once a week during a contact period.

An evaluation is any off campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, including a visit to your high school (during which no contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site.

In all sports, coaches may evaluate you an unlimited number of times. In football and basketball only, there are specified periods when a coach may contact you off the college campus and/or attend your practices and games to evaluate your athletic ability.