So I found out this week that there are some NCAA Division III rules that state the following:
13.02.9 Electronic transmissions.
Electronically transmitted correspondence that may be sent to a prospective student athlete by, or on behalf of, a member of the institutions athletic department staff is limited to electronic mail and facsimiles. All other forms of electronically transmitted correspondence (e.g. Instant messaging, text messaging and social networking Web sites) are prohibited.
(Adopted 1/14/08 effective 8/1/08)
I was asked to suspend our sports Twitter account until the issue is resolved or we get clarification. The Twitter account in question was only using twitterfeed to repost RSS headlines from our sports website - no direct contact and certainly no athlete recruiting. Yet it still seems that we would be in violation of the above rule.
Anyone else at a D3 school run into this? In my quick research it seems D1 and D2 schools are allowed to use social media tools in certain capacities, but D3 is apparently different (or maybe its a regional thing....too many rules to keep track of).