MISSION STATEMENT - The SUNY Ulster Athletics Program serves to support the ideals of SUNY Ulster by its commitment to excellence and education, and to the pursuit of higher human values through the self-knowledge and personal development that come from participation in athletic activities. The Athletics Department is dedicated to the development of the whole person and the integration of ethical values consistent with the Mission Statement of SUNY Ulster, striving to offer SUNY Ulster students the opportunity to participate in athletics at the Division I and Division II levels of the NJCAA.
CODE OF CONDUCT: As a representative of SUNY Ulster and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, the following are basic expectations/standards required for your participation. Failure to uphold these expectations and standards may jeopardize your participation.
Conduct yourself in a mature and reasonable manner on and off campus. You will be expected to display respectful behavior towards all members of the college and extended community.
Attend classes in accordance with the instructors attendance policy, complete and submit assignments on time and achieve passing grades on all required tests, projects, and papers. Realize that academics take priority over all athletic related activities.
Students that are eligible per NJCAA requirements but have a GPA lower than 2.2 are required to attend study hall four hours per week while in season. Study halls are located in the Learning Center, Math Center, and Writing Center. Be truthful and honest in all your communication with faculty, staff, and athletic staff. This is especially important on the NJCAA Eligibility Affidavit. Failure to truthfully report information will by rule render you ineligible for competition.
Be aware of your time requirements for games, practices, and travel. Submit early dismissal for away athletic events to your instructors in advance of game dates. Collect all necessary study material if you are absent from class. Take advantage of the services and facilities provided to you. Discuss your goals with your teachers, coaches, and your academic advisor. Avoid situations within the structure of on campus and off campus circumstances that could result in legal disciplinary proceedings.