The information below is for current student-athletes.
Information on Agents, Representatives and Financial Advisors
While contact and discussion of one's future potential with an agent is acceptable under NCAA bylaws, a student-athlete shall be ineligible for participation in an intercollegiate sport if he or she or the student-athlete's family agrees, either orally or in writing, to be represented by an agent for the purpose of marketing their athletics ability or reputation in a particular sport. You can learn more information about communications with agents and advisors here:
New York State Uniform Athlete-Agent Act
In the State of New York, the activities of agents are regulated by the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. Agents are required to register with the State of New York prior to initiating any contact with student athletes In addition; agents are required to register with St. John's University. Student-athletes should become familiar with their rights and responsibilities under the Act.
In order to represent St. John's University as a student-athlete one must have their amateur status intact. One can lose their amateur status if they:
- Have taken pay or the promise of pay for competing in that sport.
- Agreed orally or in writing to compete in professional athletics in that sport.
- Have played on any professional athletics team as defined by the NCAA in that sport.
- Used your athletic skill for pay in any form in that sport.
- Taken pay for promoting a commercial or service, or allowed your name or picture to be used for promoting a commercial product.
- You were paid at a rate higher than the going rate because of your athletics ability.
- Made an agreement, either orally or in writing, for professional representation before your collegiate eligibility had exhausted.
- If you negotiate or sign a playing contract in any sport in which you intend to compete. Any agency contract not specifically limited in writing to a particular sport shall be deemed applicable to all sports an you will be ineligible for all sports.
- If your friends or relatives have ever accepted money, transportation, or other benefits from an agent or agreed to have an agent market your athletics ability or reputation in that sport.
- Asked to be placed on a professional league's draft list, even if you remove your name, are not drafted, or are drafted but do not sign a contract.
- Receive preferential benefits or treatment because of reputation, skill, or pay back potential as a professional athlete. This includes getting paid above the normal going rate for a job.
- Retain professional services for personal reasons at less than the normal charge from a representative of St. John's Athletics interests.
In order to be cleared to participate as an amateur student-athlete at St. John's University one must have their amateurism status certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can find out more information here:
Continuing Academic Eligibility
To be eligible to practice you must be enrolled in a minimum full time program of studies at St. John's University which leads to a Bachelor's degree. At St. John's University the minimum number of credits to be considered enrolled full-time is 12.
To be eligible to compete you must:
- have been admitted as a regular, full-time student seeking a Bachelor's degree at St. John's University on the Queens Campus.
- Be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies at St. John's University.
- Be in good academic standing as defined by St. John's University.
- Maintain satisfactory progress towards a degree at St. John's University
Continuing Eligibility Requirements:
At St. John's University, to maintain eligibility for the next season you must:
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits per semester
- Earn a minimum of 18 credits per academic year
- Earn a minimum of 24 credits in a calendar year (Student-Athletes enrolled in first academic year)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits in a calendar year-STJ 30-credit rule
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Declare a major prior to entering your junior year
- Entering your 5th semester, be 40 percent complete towards your degree
- Entering your 7th semester, be 60 percent complete towards your degree
- Entering your 9th semester, be 80 percent complete towards your degree
Ethical Conduct and Sportsmanship
As a St. John's University student-athlete you are expected to adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, honesty, civility and responsibility. Student-athletes, at all times, shall reflect the high standards of honor and dignity by behaving in accordance with the BIG EAST Code of Sportsmanship as well as Article 10 of the NCAA Constitution.
The NCAA opposes all forms of legal or illegal sports wagering. Gambling has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests and jeopardizes the welfare of student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics community. Gambling demeans the competition and competitors by sending a message that is contrary to the purposes and meaning of "sport."
The NCAA membership has adopted specific rules prohibiting student-athletes and athletics department staff members from engaging in gambling activities of any kind as they relate to intercollegiate and professional sporting events (i.e. March Madness NCAA Basketball brackets, Fantasy Sports Leagues, on-line wagering, sports books and/or parlay cards). Involvement in sports gambling activities will result in the immediate forfeiture of one's collegiate athletic eligibility and loss of one's athletic scholarship.