UC Clermont Athletics Policies
Congratulations and welcome to UC Clermont College!
We understand that participating in sports at this level may present challenges for the student athlete. To help you make this transition, we have outlined the expectations and responsibilities of the student athlete below.
The Athletic Department expects you to meet high standards both academically and athletically while at UC Clermont College. While setting these standards, we will provide guidance and resources to promote your success. Please ask for help when needed.
Enjoy your experience while at UC Clermont… it won’t last long, but the memories will last a lifetime. Best of luck this year!
Athletics Policies & Rules
- In order to be eligible for athletic competition at Clermont College, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during semester(s) of participation.
- UCC has recently adopted a USCAA ruling stating that a first semester freshmen participating in a sport may fall below full time status (not to go below nine credit hours) by using the proper withdrawal procedure while maintaining a 1.75 GPA. This will allow the athlete to remain eligible the next semester. Be aware, however, that reducing your hours may affect your financial aid.
- Second-term students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 1.75 Thereafter, all students must pass 24 credit hours over two previous semesters. After accumulating a minimum of 24 credit hours, a student athlete must have achieved a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- Summer class credit hours will count towards the previous spring semester.
- Transfer students who have participated in intercollegiate athletics must have been academically and athletically eligible at their previous institution.
- Grade changes must occur in accordance with University policy.
- Please note that grade changes take approximately two weeks to appear on official transcripts.
- The Registrar will use the most current official transcripts to determine eligibility.
- Ineligible athletes will not play or travel with their respective team or any other team until they regain full eligibility.
- If you have not lived in Ohio for the past 12 months, you may be subject to an additional out-of-state tuition charge. Financial aid may not cover these additional charges.
- University rules require that you maintain health insurance through UC Student Health Insurance, or provide proof of other health coverage at the start of each semester. Nova Care provides our athletic trainers but you are NOT required to see their doctors for injuries or rehabilitation.
- Special circumstances related to eligibility will be reviewed and recommendations made by the Athletics Director based on policies; the final determination will be made by the Dean.
- These standards meet and exceed the requirements for our member conferences. Your education is your first and foremost goal; with proper assistance, these academic standards can be achieved.
- We encourage all student athletes to see their advisor prior to scheduling, dropping or adding classes to ensure eligibility; students should utilize the Learning Commons for additional academic support.
- Make sure you are on time for all meetings, travel times and meals. You will be left behind if you are not on time.
- Be sure to inform your instructors one week prior to traveling on each trip. You need to get assignments and take tests ahead of time if possible.
- Bring books for studying on all trips. There is almost always down time, and you need to use your time wisely.
- Dress appropriately and wear team-issued sweat suits or shirts. Remember you are representing UC Clermont even when traveling.
- Teams will travel as a group to and from all contests. Teams will eat together and be responsible for any equipment while on the roster.
- Coaches and players are responsible for not accruing any additional cost while staying in hotels.
To be selected as a UC Clermont College student athlete within our Athletic Program is a privilege that is not to be taken lightly. As you will be representing UC Clermont at all home and away games, not to mention by your day-to-day actions as a known student athlete on our campus, you will be held to behavior that models high standards of character and good sportsmanship regarding what you say and what you do, academically as well as athletically. Any breech of this may be cause for temporary removal or permanent dismissal from the UC Clermont College Athletic Program as being a behavior as defined by UC Clermont College that is inappropriate and/or lacking in the intended spirit of our Athletic Program. Your status as a UC Clermont matriculated student is, of course, additionally governed by the University of Cincinnati, Student Code of Conduct (SCOC).
Behaviors that will not be tolerated:
- Failure to recognize that you are a student first and an athlete second, which requires commitment and participation in your academics as well as your sport.
- Actions against another student, athlete or otherwise, be they from UC Clermont or another college, that are uncivil, harassing, threatening and/or disruptive in any way.
- Actions against coaches, officials, faculty, college administrators, workers or volunteers who are involved in our Athletic Program that are uncivil, harassing, threatening and/or disruptive in any way.
- Communicating images, verbiage, texting, etc., on any cell phone, email, electronic device or form of social media that disparages another student athlete or that self-represents the sender personally in an inappropriate light as an unfit representative of UC Clermont’s Athletic Program.
- Possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol, illegal drugs or narcotics.
- Improper/illegal use of tobacco and prescription drugs.
- Representing oneself inappropriately in the community to the detriment of the image and reputation of UC Clermont College and/or our Athletic Program.
- Misuse or theft of Athletic Program equipment.
- Causing damage to hotels, restaurants and other facilities, as well as to modes of transportation, that are utilized during Athletic Program events.
- Failure to return UC Clermont distributed gear, as required, at the end of the season, i.e. athletic bags, athletic uniforms, etc.
- Other behaviors that are inappropriate and may be construed as being detrimental to the image and reputation of UC Clermont College and our Athletic Program. These may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and may result in a suspension, or being released from the team entirely.
- Any action/activity determined to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may result in a suspension, or being released from the team entirely; it is the student’s responsibility to know and comply with this document, which can be accessed at www.uc.edu/conduct/Code_of_Conduct.html.