Student Athlete Code of Conduct
Student-athletes are expected to uphold all standards and regulations expected of participants as set forth by the coaches and the athletics department.
The primary purpose of attendance at a collegiate institution is to acquire an education and to achieve an undergraduate degree. For the student-athlete, education must be primary. Student-athletes are expected to attend classes and work with their faculty advisors and instructors in making up missed coursework and tests due to athletically related travel.
Any student-athlete providing false, inaccurate, or altered student records and/or credentials can be deemed ineligible for competition, dismissed from his/her team, and/or required to forfeit any athletic related apparel or equipment provided by the athletic program.
Student-athletes are expected to maintain personal living habits, which enhance their health. This includes refraining from the use of drugs or abuse of alcohol, which may prove to be detrimental to player performance. More specific policies are outlined in the drug and alcohol policies.
The personal integrity of each and every member of the team should be valued and respected. Athletes should understand and respect the opportunity afforded to them as members of intercollegiate teams and be willing to contribute to maintaining those opportunities to all student-athletes.
Student-athletes are expected to strive for excellence. They should be willing to train and condition according to the needs of the team as outlined by the coach. Maximum effort is expected from all athletes in practice and during competition.
A high degree of sportsmanship is expected throughout all competitions and practices. Unsportsmanlike conduct, including fighting, taunting, trash-talking, profane and vulgar language, inappropriate "celebrations", and disrespectful attitudes towards opponents are unacceptable behaviors for UC San Diego student-athletes.
Athletes should be able to accept constructive criticism as fundamental and educational. When questions arise, the athlete should direct his/her questions to the coach in private and follow proper channels to voice his/her concern. The athlete should keep personal disagreements away from practices and contests and strive to correct conflicts.
Student-athletes should be willing to promote positive relations among all athletes.
Student-athletes are expected to exhibit dignity and pride in presenting themselves in public, on campus, and on the playing field.