† SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Universityís athletics program vision is to be recognized as the
Division III national model for intercollegiate athletics programs for the 21st
century by exemplifying the principles and practices of a winning athletics
program with outstanding educational value and emphasis.†
We expect to achieve national eminence as an athletics program through a
commitment to the overall quality of the educational experience of the student-athlete,
good sportsmanship, integrity, respect for others and dedication to goals by
staff and student-athletes.
As Salisbury University places the highest emphasis on the overall
quality of the educational experience, the athletics program likewise affirms
academics as the highest priority in the life of student-athletes.† In so doing, we seek to strengthen the integration of
athletics program objectives with academic and developmental objectives.
Recognizing that students have needs and interests that go beyond the scope of
academic life, the University is committed to providing an intercollegiate
athletics program consistent with those needs and interests.†
Recognizing further the positive impact of athletics participation on
individual development, and consistent with the Universityís mission, the
athletics program seeks to encourage attitudes of integrity and fairness,
respect for others and dedication to goals.
athletics program, consonant with NCAA Division III rules and regulations, is
guided by the following principles:
special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on
the spectators and place greater emphasis on the internal constituency
(students, alumni, institutional personnel) than on the general public and its
no athletically related financial aid to any student.
the development of sportsmanship and positive societal attitudes in all
constituents, including student-athletes, coaches, administrative personnel and
participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities
that the actions of coaches and administrators exhibit fairness, openness and
honesty in their relationships with student-athletes.
that athletics participants are not treated differently from other members of
the student body.
7.†††††† Assure that athletics programs
support the institutionís educational mission by financing, staffing and
controlling the programs through the same general procedures as other
departments of the institution.
equitable athletics opportunities for males and females and give equal emphasis
to menís and womenís sports.
primary emphasis to regional in-season competition and conference championships.
student-athletes in their efforts to reach high levels of athletics performance,
which may include opportunities for participation in national championships, by
providing all teams with adequate facilities, competent coaching and appropriate
OF LEARNING FOR SALISBURY ATHLETICS
athletics is committed to engaging student-athletes in active learning.†
Active learning opportunities encourage experimentation, application,
involvement, and reflection, and advance more complex ways of thinking.
Salisbury athletics helps students to develop coherent values and ethical
standards.† Student-athletes are challenged to identify, examine, and
construct meaningful values for a life of learning and responsible citizenship.
Salisbury athletics sets and communicates high expectations for learning.†
Student-athletes hear clear expectations regarding a wide range of
experiences and competencies, including academic performance, individual and
community responsibility, and commitment to team goals.
Salisbury athletics uses resources effectively to achieve institutional
mission and goals.† Financial,
material, and human resource are focused on enhancing student-athlete learning
and the overall experience.
Salisbury athletics forges educational partnerships that advance
student-athlete learning.† Collaboration
with student-athletes, faculty, administrators, and others provides multiple
perspectives on shared commitments and fosters healthy decision making.
Salisbury athletics builds supportive and inclusive teams.†
Student-athlete learning occurs best in a safe and caring community that
values diversity, promotes belonging, and demands social responsibility.