As student-athletes and athletics staff at DePauw University, we recognize that it is an honor and privilege to represent our entire community. As campus leaders, we acknowledge and accept responsibility for our actions as they may impact the athletic program and the University community. We pride ourselves, and act accordingly, on the core values that have brought this institution to the forefront of NCAA Division III athletics: teamwork, discipline, commitment, integrity, character and inclusion.
Academic work and pursuit of scholarly knowledge should be a high priority for our student-athletes. Student-athletes are expected to seek out and utilize resources that are available to them, and support their teammates in the pursuit of academic excellence. Participation in intercollegiate athletics at DePauw should be a high priority for our student-athletes, as well, following commitment to their academic work.
Illegal or irresponsible use of alcohol or drugs, hazing, intimidating or violent actions, and racist, sexist, or homophobic words or actions will not be tolerated and are grounds for significant disciplinary action by the athletics department and the head coach, up to and including dismissal from the team. The University, and our athletics department, does not condone or tolerate any inappropriate conduct, whether by students, employees or guests, based on a person's race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or any category protected under federal, state or local law.
Everyone is expected to follow the policies set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the North Coast Athletic Conference, DePauw University and the athletic department, and adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity, sportsmanship and ethical conduct. Student-athletes should strive to be the best in all aspects of life and contribute to the goals and aspirations of their team and our athletics program as a whole. It is expected that student-athletes accept responsibility for themselves and hold their teammates accountable for their words and actions.