Guidelines for Personal and Charitable Requests
Policies established by the NCAA with respect to amateurism and student-athlete recruitment regulate much of what the University of Houston's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics can and cannot do with respect to fulfilling requests for autographs of its coaches and current student-athletes.
The UH Department of Intercollegiate Athletics receives many requests from the public regarding autographed memorabilia (e.g., balls, helmets, posters) with student-athletes' and coaches' signatures. Due to high demand and volume, we generally do not furnish the item to be autographed and it is difficult for many of our coaches to personalize items during their respective playing seasons. Please consider these facts when making a request.
To assist fans of the Houston Cougars desiring autographs of coaches and student-athletes, the Department will routinely schedule special events such as Fan Days and post-game autograph sessions. We have also created the following to provide assistance to friends of the University of Houston and fans of our intercollegiate athletics program interested in securing an autograph.
In general, the following requests should not occur and will be denied.
- High School - An item cannot directly or indirectly benefit a high school (student, student-athlete, coach, staff, facilities, activity, etc.).
- Scholarship or School Foundations - An item cannot directly or indirectly benefit a fund that awards scholarships to high school-aged individuals.
- Fundraising Events / Auctions - An item cannot directly or indirectly benefit a high school or a high school student.
Requesting Autographs or Personal Appearances of Current Student-Athletes
Amateurism rules regulate the manner in which a student-athlete's name, picture or likeness may be used. The UH Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reserves the right to refuse impermissible requests involving Student-Athletes appearance. If you would like to request an autograph or Personal Appearance from a current Student-athlete please fill out the appropriate form below.
Houston Athletics Fan Experience
Phone: (713) 743-9452
Fax: (713) 743-5084
The UH Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reserves the right to refuse impermissible requests and inappropriate items. Questions? Please contact the Office of Fan Experience at (713) 743-9452