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Frequently Asked Questions
NIL has emerged as a vital element in college athletics, and given Vanderbilt’s commitment to excellence, excelling in this realm is imperative. Through NIL, our student-athletes can convert personal brand exposure into essential life skills crucial for future success.
People or businesses looking to support Vanderbilt NIL efforts can do so in many ways. You can either enter into an agreement directly with a student-athlete, or use a third party such as Anchor Impact or Opendorse. You can also shop player-specific merchandise at one of our official brand partners, with a portion of the sale for each purchase going to the student-athlete. All of those resources can be found on this page.
Yes! You can connect with student-athletes individually through Opendorse or their agents. You can also work through Anchor Impact, an official third-party collective of Vanderbilt Athletics.
Yes. Vanderbilt Athletics provides a comprehensive support system through the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success for every Commodore.
For definitions and compliance information, click here.
Individuals and businesses may contact student-athletes via Opendorse to engage with student-athletes regarding NIL opportunities.
Yes, value-in kind deals are permissible provided there is an exchange of value (e.g. the student-athlete performs work in exchange for the item of value).
No. Any compensation provided as an inducement to attend Vanderbilt is still impermissible.
Please contact the athletics compliance staff for additional information.