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Information for Departments and Administrators

Under NC-SARA, Institutions are covered for the following marketing and recruiting activities in SARA states:

Advertising to students whether through print, billboard, direct mail, internet, radio, television or other medium

Having faculty, adjunct faculty, mentors, tutors, recruiters or other academic personnel residing in a member state and working from their homes or another private, non-institutional site, provided that such staff is not engaged in activities that would otherwise constitute physical presence as defined by the Policies and Standards in section 5.12 of the NC-SARA Manual (Manual.pdf)

Using recruiters in a SARA member state. This provision is not restricted to recruiting for courses or programs offered under SARA, and does include athletic recruiting.

California Marketing and Recruiting restrictions are as follows:

Allowable Actions

  • National Advertising on television or publications (not targeted to residents within the state)
  • Local or Direct Advertising
  • Recruiter attendance at state or college fairs
  • Local physical presence (Billboard, Radio, TV, Websites, etc.)

Special Considerations

  • Recruiter living in state – cannot have an administrative office in the state.