2021-2022 Catalog

Student-Athlete/Team Expectations

A goal of the Cumberland University Athletic Department is to provide the student-athlete with the experiences and guidance necessary to develop completely as a productive individual in society. This is a major component of the overall vision of the Department which is to provide a quality, well-rounded educational experience for the student-athletes involved in the athletic programs through: a) the development of discipline and an appropriate work ethic, b) the establishment of cooperative effort and teamwork, c) the development of time management skills, and d) an understanding of fair play and sportsmanship. To achieve these expectations the student-athlete’s conduct is expected to exemplify the highest standards of behavior, since they represent not only themselves, but also their family, team, athletic program, University, and local community. These expectations apply to conduct in all situations, on and off the field of play, in the classroom, and in the community.

It is the expectation of the Department of Athletics that all student-athletes will at all times:

  1. Exhibit behavior consistent with the highest possible standards of conduct.
  2. Attend all classes, laboratories, and team meetings as well as other special events deemed appropriate for attendance by the Athletic Director of other officials of the University.
  3. Uphold and promote the highest possible standards of academic integrity and ethical behavior.
  4. Positively represent themselves, their family, their team, the Athletic Department, the University, and the local community.