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Student Athlete Conduct Agreement


I recognize that as a BU athlete, I also have a great responsibility. I recognize that I am one of the most visible students on campus and in the wider community, and that I am expected to be a respectful member of an intercollegiate team and in a manner consistent with Boston University`s values. Since drunk athletes are subject to high standards of conduct, I understand the need to exercise good judgment and behave at all times with honesty, integrity and respect for others. I understand that the athletic department is committed to philosophy, that student-athletes are primarily students, and that all student-athletes must demonstrate behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to maximizing academic success as their first priority. I understand that the athletics department has established the following standards, strategies and policies to maximize the opportunity for student-athletes to achieve their academic goals. I understand that I am obliged to meet these standards: I understand that fitness and training programs to prepare for athletic performance, as designed and supervised by coaches and support staff (coaches, coaches, etc.), require intensive physical activities, constant feedback and the creation of benchmarks to maximize the potential and success of each athlete. I understand that participation in training and teaching is an educational process that requires collaboration between track and field staff and student-athletes, especially since such collaboration is aimed at minimizing the inherent risks associated with stre hard physical activities, which can also be mentally and emotionally stimulating. I therefore understand the need and acceptance of the following participation obligations: The model agreement above is an excerpt from a manuscript to be published in 2013: Lopiano, D.A. and Zotos, C. (Publication 2013) The Athletics Director`s Desk Reference. IL Champaign: Human Kinetics. Do not use without verification by your institutional legal advisor.

I understand that student-athletes are visible representatives of the institution, both on and off campus, whose behaviour is often scrutinized by the media and the general public. The behaviour of students and athletes influences the public`s perception of institutional ethics, the standards of the athletics department and the character of the student population. This is why student-athletes are expected to be satisfied with their behaviour, sportiness and self-control. Specifically, creating a culture of personal responsibility requires staff and student-athletes to be assured that there will be no retaliation against those who report violations of governance associations or violations of misconduct guidelines. Staff and student-athletes are expected to raise these concerns with the Director of Athletics or use the institutional mediator to do so. I understand that team unity and team chemistry are key variables for a positive and successful athletics experience. Commitment to the team`s goals is essential, which can sometimes take precedence over individual goals. However, I understand that the athletic department does not subscribe to a team culture based on bullying or mandatory membership in questionable practices, and I demand that all student-athletes be treated fairly by coaches, support staff and teammates. In these circumstances, I hear that student-athletes are expected to show a degree of altruism that promotes the team`s goals. Specifically, by signing below, I agree to behave in accordance with all the rules and requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the sports conference in which my team participates, and Boston University, including the Code of Student Responsibilis and the rules of my team. I also agree: I understand that a rewarding educational experience in sport requires the exercise of responsibilities on the part of both the staff associated with the athletics program and the student-athletes.