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Occasional Meals

NCAA Bylaw states that a student-athlete or the entire team in a sport may receive an occasional meal in the locale of the institution on infrequent and special occasions from:

  1. An institutional staff member in the locale of the institution, including restaurants. This meal may be catered. Also, the institution may provide reasonable local transportation to student-athletes to attend those meals.
  2. A representative of athletics interests (booster) under the conditions that the meal must be provided in an individual’s home (as opposed to a restaurant) and may be catered. Also, a representative of the institution’s athletics interests may provide reasonable local transportation to student-athletes to attend the meal function.

A few other items to remember:

  1. If the meal is provided by a BYU staff member/coach, and it takes place in a restaurant owned by a BYU booster, the full cost of the meal must be paid for by the staff member/coach (i.e., the booster can’t “comp” the meal for the staff member / coach.
  2. Guests of the athlete (e.g., spouse, fiancé, date, parent) must pay for the cost of the meal. If it is a potluck event, and the guests bring something to contribute, then there does not need to be payment for the meal.
  3. Prior approval must be received from the Compliance Office for all occasional meals.


Please complete this form and submit to the Compliance Office prior to providing an occasional meal to a student-athlete or the team.
If the entire team will attend, type "Entire Team".
By signing this Statement, I confirm my understanding of the NCAA guidelines pertaining to occasional meal benefits for student-athletes and agree to abide by all such guidelines. Further, I confirm that the information provided above is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if any changes should arise, I must inform the compliance office of these changes.

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Revised 7/12/16 DLR