Academic Integrity and Tutorial Ethics Statement
The following copy of the ethics statement is provided for your reference. Tutors will be required to sign a hard copy of this form prior to beginning work. Questions regarding this information should be directed to the Academic Services & Student Development Director of Tutorial Services, Michelle Jorwic, at: 847-491-8805.
Definition of extra benefit
The NCAA defines an extra benefit as any special arrangement by an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interest (booster) to provide a student-athlete (or a student-athlete's relative or friend) a benefit that is not generally available to other Northwestern University students and their relatives and/or friends.
As a monitor or tutor for Northwestern University's Athletics and Recreation Department (NUDAR) Office of Academic and Student Services, I understand the following:
- A student-athlete cannot accept anything from an employee of NU or a Wildcat athletics booster (i.e., use of car, haircut, clothing, gifts, money, tickets for any kind of entertainment, payment of long distance telephone calls).
- A student-athlete cannot accept free or reduced cost for room and/or board from Northwestern University employees or boosters of NU's athletic programs. This includes in Illinois, in the student-athlete's home city or any location. This would preclude a student-athlete from house-sitting without paying rental costs at a comparable rate for similar housing in that locale.
- A student-athlete may not accept free or reduced cost for storage room for personal belongings for summer months from any NU employee or booster of NU's athletic programs.
- A student-athlete cannot accept free or reduced cost for merchandise or services from any merchant unless that free or reduced cost item is available to the general public.
- A student-athlete cannot eat at a restaurant as the guest of an athletics booster or employee of NU.
- On infrequent, special occasions (e.g., birthdays, Thanksgiving, etc.), a student-athlete may accept an invitation to the home of an employee of NU or an athletic booster for a meal.
- A student-athlete cannot use a Department of Athletics copy machine, fax machine, or make long distance phone calls using departmental equipment or the long distance access code of an employee of NU or athletic booster.
- Members of the department of athletics staff and athletics booster are not permitted to type reports, papers, letters, etc., for a student-athlete.
- A student-athlete cannot receive a special discount, payment arrangement or credit on a purchase (i.e., airline ticket, clothing) or service (i.e., laundry, dry cleaning) from an employee of NU or athletic booster.
- A NU employee or booster cannot provide a student-athlete with a loan of money, a guarantee of bond, the use of an automobile or the signing or co-signing of a note to arrange a loan.
- A student-athlete may not accept frequent traveler miles for trips, which are financed by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
- A NU employee may provide a student-athlete only reasonable and occasional local (i.e., within 30-miles radius of the NU campus) transportation. In addition, a NU employee may not utilize a University vehicle for purposes of assisting a student-athlete's move from one residence to another.
I have read the above information and have attended the Office of Academic and Student Services tutor training/orientation meeting. My signature below acknowledges my willingness to provide tutoring services that comply with NCAA, Big Ten, and University policy. Failure to comply with these policies will result in dismissal from the tutorial program.