Bylaw Institutional, Charitable, Educational or Nonprofit Promotions. A member institution or recognized entity thereof (e.g., fraternity, sorority or student government organization), a member conference or a noninstitutional charitable, educational, nonprofit or government agency (e.g., the armed services) may use a student-athlete's name, picture or appearance to support its charitable or educational activities or to support activities considered incidental to the student-athlete's participation in intercollegiate athletics, provided the following conditions are met: (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/91, 1/10/92, 10/19/15)

(a) The specific activity or project in which the student-athlete participates does not involve cosponsorship, advertisement or promotion by a commercial agency except as follows: (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/91, 1/9/06)

(1) Identification (e.g., graphics, voice over, on-screen test) of the commercial entity must explain the commercial entity's affiliation with the permissible entity (e.g., entity is the official sponsor of the institution/event); (Adopted: 1/9/06)

(2) The appearance or description of the commercial product(s)/service(s) and/or the commercial entity's logo(s) may be included, but may not exceed 25 percent of the total promotional activity. Further, language or action included in the promotion may not directly encourage the use or purchase of the commercial product or service (e.g., "drink this product") with which the commercial entity is associated; (Adopted: 1/9/06)

(3) An advertisement on an institution's wallet-size playing schedule that includes the name or picture of a student-athlete may include language other than the commercial product's name, trademark or logo, provided the commercial language does not appear on the same page as the picture of the student-athlete; (Adopted: 7/17/18)

(b) The student-athlete does not miss class; (Revised: 1/11/89)

(c) The student-athlete may accept actual and necessary expenses from the member institution, member conference or the charitable, educational, nonprofit or government agency related to participation in such activity; (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/92, 1/12/04 effective 8/1/04, 10/19/15)

(d) The student-athlete's name, picture or appearance is not used to promote the commercial ventures of any nonprofit agency; (Adopted: 1/10/92)

(e) Any commercial items with names or pictures of student-athletes (other than items specified per Bylaws and may be sold only by the member institution, member conference or NCAA, through outlets controlled by the member institution, member conference or the NCAA or outlets controlled by the charitable or educational organization (e.g., location of the charitable or educational organization, site of charitable event during the event); (Adopted: 1/16/93, Revised: 1/9/96, 1/12/04 effective 8/1/04, 1/21/17)

(f) The student-athlete signs a release statement authorizing the use of their name, image or appearance in a manner consistent with the requirements of this section; and (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/92, 10/19/15, 1/21/17)

(g) The institution provides educational material(s) to a representative of the charitable, educational, nonprofit or government agency regarding restrictions on the use of a student-athlete's name, image or appearance. (Adopted: 1/21/17)