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What is the Valpo Local Exchange?

The Valpo Exchange is a student-athlete NIL business registry, custom-designed for businesses, donors, alumni, and any other interested NIL dollars wishing to connect with student-athletes. Registered businesses can search, filter, and initiate conversations with Valpo student-athletes to discuss an NIL deal. Once the NIL deal between a registered business and a student-athlete is completed, the business will use the Valpo Exchange  to create a transaction that will produce a direct payment to the student-athlete (without any transaction fee) and automate a disclosure to the INFLCR Verified Compliance Ledger. The institution does not have to get involved in the deal, and all transactions within the exchange are consolidated into the compliance ledger for the school's review. 1099-K's are also sent to the student-athletes who meet the IRS threshold for third party payment reporting requirements.

FAQs:

What is Name, Image & Likeness?

As of July 1, 2021, student-athletes competing in NCAA intercollegiate athletics are permitted to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness (NIL) for commercial activities, including endorsements through traditional and social media, appearances, entrepreneurial activities, in-kind deals, autographs and more, in accordance with NCAA guidelines and Valparaiso University NIL protocols.

Does the state of Indiana have a NIL Policy?

No. There is no current legislation announced for NIL in the state of Indiana.

Can a University employee or coach help arrange a deal for an athlete?

No. University employees, including coaches and members of the athletics department, CANNOT negotiate deals or contracts. However, they can direct student-athletes to NIL related opportunities on the Valpo Exchange.

Does the school or INFLCR take any revenue from NIL transactions in the Local Exchange?

No.

Do you have to be an official university licensee to register?

No, but please contact Brandon Vickrey at brandon.vickrey@valpo.edu for questions related to logos and University marks. 

Who approves your request to register?

Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Small will approve requests to register your business. If you have any questions, please email valpoad@valpo.edu.

How will I know when I am approved?

You should receive an email from the institution verifying your approval. We don’t have specific numbers for how long it will take to get verified. Each institution works differently.

Additional Resources:

NIL Policy Link

Missouri Valley Conference NIL Standards