Student Handbook - Academic Policies
Guidelines for Athletics Participation
recognizes the many benefits—for participants and the College community as a
whole—of intercollegiate athletics. At the same time, the College affirms the
priority of its academic mission. Consequently, the following guidelines must
athletes must recognize that the academic demands of the College take
precedence in any situation in which conflicts arise between academic
obligations and practice for participation in athletics.
athletes must recognize that it is their responsibility, not that of the
professor, to accommodate the demands of athletic participation to their
academic responsibilities. While professors are often sympathetic to the
conflicts that do arise, they are not obligated to make changes in schedules,
assignments, or tests in these situations either for practices or
intercollegiate contests or the travel they require.
conflicts arise, it is the obligation of the student to inform both the
professors and the coaches and to find a way to meet the academic obligation.
Students are advised to discuss potential conflicts with their professors at
the beginning of each term.
first obligation of all students is to attend classes as scheduled. Missing a
class or lab to attend a practice is not acceptable.
- It is
the responsibility of athletic coaches to design a weekly practice schedule
that does not conflict with academic classes. Practice schedules that include
meetings before 4:30 p.m. must be set after students have registered for
classes to avoid influencing a student’s selection of courses.
College encourages faculty to make clear their policies on attendance and the
dates of examinations at the start of each term on the syllabi.
Approved by AAC on
May 8, 2000