7.6.3 Disciplinary Action for Student-Athletes

7.6.3 Disciplinary Action for Student-Athletes

A student-athlete who violates the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, team policy, college policy, NCAA rules or Conference rules may be reprimanded or suspended from practices and/or competition and may forfeit the privilege of participation in intercollegiate athletics for Ithaca College. The Director of Athletics or Associate Director of Athletics, will investigate violations of the code of conduct, and if necessary, convene a panel for review. Violations of this policy will be investigated within the department of intercollegiate athletics and sanctions may be imposed in addition to being subject to the Judicial Affairs review process. Please refer to the Ithaca College Student-Athlete Handbook for more information.

The coach has authority to regulate all matters of conduct related to the coach's sport program, pursuant to the mission and goals of the College and the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, as well as the departmental policies and procedures, rules of the NCAA, and other sport governing bodies.

Team Guidelines will be established by each sport coach within the framework of universal standards included in the Ithaca College Student-Athlete Handbook. Team Guidelines will be clearly stated in writing prior to the season (or at the time they are updated) and made available to the Director of Athletics of the appropriate designee.

Violations of NCAA Rules and Regulations will be administered by the Director of Athletics, or the appropriate designee in consultation with the NCAA or Conference offices.

For more information, refer to the "Student Conduct Code," section 7.1.2 of this Policy Manual.

7.6.3.1 Alcohol and Drugs

Ithaca College's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics views the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco and illicit substances as incompatible with the goals and principles of out program. In addition, performance enhancing drugs, alcohol and other recreational drug use can impact the health and well-being of student-athletes and adversely impact academic and athletic performance. The use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit substances are prohibited while participating in any team or department function. This includes practice, competition, trips, meetings, meals, and banquets. Furthermore, the use of tobacco, underage alcohol consumption and illegal use of controlled substances are prohibited. Ithaca College maintains amnesty policies for students reporting medical emergencies and violent crimes.

NCAA drug-testing is a possibility at all NCAA Championships. To learn more about banned substances, or specific medications and nutritional, dietary, or other supplements that may be banned substances, visit http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety. It is expected that you review the medication or supplement prior to use with our athletic training staff.

Studetn-athletes are subject to section 7.1.2.3.7 of the Ithaca College Conduct Code as it relates to alcohol and other drugs and may be subject to further sanctions imposed by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as outlined in the Ithaca College Student-Athlete Handbook and/or team guidelines.

7.6.3.2 Gambling

Student-athletes are not eligible to compete if they knowingly: provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletics competition; solicit a bet on any intercollegiate team; accept a bet on any team representing the institution or participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics through a bookmaker, a parlay card or any other method employed by organized gambling. (NCAA Bylaw 10.3)


7.6.3.3 Hazing

The Ithaca College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has a zero-tolerance policy with regard to hazing in any form whether or not the victim consents.

At Ithaca College, hazing is defined as intentionally or recklessly subjecting any person to teh risk of bodily harm or severe emotional distress, subjecting a person to treatment intended to put that person in a humiliating or disconcerting position, or causing or encouraging any person to commit an act that would be a violation of law or college regulations for the purpose of initiating, promoting, fostering, or confirming any form of affiliation with any group, including, but not limited to, registered organizations or athletic teams on college-owned or -operated property or at college-sponsored activities. Hazing at Ithaca College is prohibited and is cause for disciplinary action. Student-athletes should be aware that any team activity, whether conducted on or off campus, which involves hazing or hazing type behavior may result in serious consequences for those responsible and all individuals involved. Teams should plan and conduct activities which reflect respect and care for each team member.

Student-athletes are subject to section 7.1.2.3.5.7 of the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code as it relates to alcohol and other drugs and may be subject to further sanctions imposed by the department of intercollegiate athletics as outlined in the Ithaca College Student-Athlete Handbook and/or team guidelines.

7.6.3.4 Failure to Meet Expectations of a Student-Athlete

Student-athletes who fail to meet the expectations of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, or whose action(s) go against the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the department, may be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Director of Athletics and other appropriate parties.

Last Updated: April 22, 2020