As an NCAA member institution, Old Dominion University must comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the NCAA and Conference partners in the conduct of its intercollegiate athletics program. We must monitor our program to assure compliance and to identify and report to the Association and/or the Conference instances in which compliance has not been achieved. In such instances, Old Dominion University shall cooperate fully with the Association and/or the Conference and shall take appropriate corrective actions. Members of our athletic department staff, student-athletes, other appropriate institutional personnel and individuals and groups representing the University's athletic interest all share in this important task.


Per the interim NIL Policy that has been adopted on June 30, 2021, the NCAA has now allowed student-athletes to benefit and earn compensation from the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). The ODU Department of Athletics is supportive of student-athletes who wish to engage in NIL activities in accordance with applicable NCAA and/or state or federal laws
ODU NIL Guidelines serve as a guide for student-athletes about the certain types of activities that are allowed and not allowed in terms of NIL.