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Chapter I, Appendix B MIAA Sportsmanship and Conduct at Athletic Contest Policy

2. If summer courses taken at another institution are to be used to achieve satisfactory progress toward the degree, the courses must be approved by Albion College before they are taken. To comply with this rule, it will be necessary to check with your adviser and the Registrar’s Office prior to enrolling in the summer course. The transfer of credits is the responsibility of the student-athlete. An official transcript should be requested as soon as the class is completed and sent directly to the Albion College registrar.

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA): “encourages and promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive, respectful, and civil manner. Cheers should be designed and used as a positive means to encourage your team and not used in any negative manner against the opposing team, any individual on that team, or the officials.” “Spectators will not taunt the opposing team or their fans or direct personal negative comments at officials before, during or after contests. Profanity, racial, ethnic, or sexual comments, or other intimidating actions will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. The MIAA does not allow noisemakers of any type indoors and does not allow whistles, drums, air horns, and other high decibel noisemakers outdoors. Also, consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.” Albion College policy incorporates the MIAA Sportsmanship and Conduct at Athletic Contest Policy such that students who act in a manner inconsistent with the MIAA policy may be: (1) immediately ejected from an athletic event, (2) banned from attending future athletic events at the discretion of the director of athletics, and/or (3) subject to judicial action.

3. In order to be immediately eligible to participate in athletics at Albion College, a transfer student who has participated in intercollegiate athletics prior to his/ her admission to Albion must have been in good academic and athletic standing (i.e., the student-athlete must have been eligible) at the institution from which he/ she transferred at the time of the transfer. All transfer student-athletes should inform their coach(es) of their transfer status as early as possible. This will allow time to check with the former institution regarding academic standing. 4. A transfer student who has not participated in intercollegiate athletics before arriving at Albion College is immediately eligible to compete for Albion College. 5. A student-athlete shall complete his/ her four seasons of participation during the first 10 semesters in which the student is enrolled in college in a full-time program of studies. Full-time enrollment in summer school will count toward the 10-semester limit. The NCAA regulations are complex and are designed to cover many different situations and institutions. If students have a special circumstance that might affect their eligibility to participate in a sport, they should talk to their coach and/or to one of the faculty athletics representatives. All contests in which an ineligible athlete participates must be forfeited to the opposition. With care and cooperation, this situation can be avoided.


Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
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