DEPARTMENT STANDARD OF
Federal, state, and local laws, as well as NCAA, ACC, and Clemson University policies clearly outline appropriate citizen and student-athlete conduct. The Athletic Department Standard of Conduct and Discipline policy is not intended to supersede these laws and policies, but to set high standards relating to the Athletic Department’s expectations of how student-athletes represent Clemson University and to state the potential consequences for those student-athletes who make poor choices which reflect negatively upon themselves and the university.
Athletic Department Guiding Principle of Pride: “Our actions honor our University, traditions, teams, performance, people, and each other”.
Participation in athletics is a privilege that carries a tremendous amount of responsibility for the student-athlete. As Clemson University’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes are expected to uphold high standards of integrity and behavior that will reflect well upon them, their families, coaches, teammates, the Athletic Department, and Clemson University.
Student-athletes are expected to demonstrate exemplary behavior and performance as representatives of Clemson University, to respect the rights of others, and abide by all rules and regulations of Clemson University, the ACC, the NCAA, and the Athletic Department.Failure to comply with said rules may result in suspension, probation or dismissal from the team; non-renewal of athletic financial aid; or expulsion from the University as outlined under University, Department, ACC and NCAA rules. While student-athletes are held accountable by the same policies and procedures as other University students as outlined in the Clemson University Student Handbook, they are held to additional standards.