MacMurray College believes that intercollegiate athletics encourage the character development of participants, enhance the educational mission of the College, and promote civility in society. Therefore, administrators, student-athletes, coaches, spectators, and all others associated with the MacMurray College Department of Athletics and events should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty, and responsibility.
MacMurray College's Four Pillars of Sportsmanship
- Show respect for the players and fans at all times.
- Show respect for the officials.
- Understand and appreciate the rules of the contest.
- Maintain self-control.
Means of Ensuring Ethical Sportsmanlike Conduct
For each intercollegiate home contest, MacMurray will designate a game administrator to monitor conduct and take appropriate action in the case of violations. The game administrator will not be a Head Coach or Assistant Coach of a team involved in the contest. At other times, anyone observing unethical unsportsmanlike conduct will be responsible for reporting it to the Athletic Director, who will take appropriate action.
- Establish a positive environment.
- Inform coaches, student-athletes and spectators of expected behavior.
- Take a stand and uphold codes of conduct.
- Evaluate coaches' performances on the principles of sportsmanship, not just on win-loss records.
- Instruct students on their responsibilities of sportsmanship.
- Respect the officials' judgment and interpretations of the rules.
- Be sensitive to explosive situations; remove player(s) before problems arise.
- Treat officials, coaches, and opponents with respect.
- Exercise self-control.
- Don't harass or trash talk opponents or officials before, during, or after a contest.
- Recognize and support the efforts of coaches, officials, and college administrators.
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Sportsmanship & Game Management Statement
MacMurray College and the members of the Saint Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) are committed to the principles of good sportsmanship. We believe that all student-athletes, coaches, and spectators should strive to represent the very best spirit and tradition of intercollegiate athletics. We request all constituents' cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner.
Profanity, sexist, ethnic or racial comments, and/or intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches, or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the competition site.
Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages and the use of artificial noisemakers are also prohibited.