Handbook and Resource Guide
This guide offers an overview and links to some of the most important policies and rules related to student-athletes. However, it does not replace or supersede the official Northland College Student Handbook—which provides the complete text of all College policies—or actual UMAC, WIAC, MLC, and NCAA rules and regulations. This handbook is an additional resource for those students who choose to participate in athletics while at Northland. If you have any questions, you should review the applicable Northland College policy and/or UMAC/WIAC/MLC/NCAA rule(s) and consult with you coach or the athletic director.
Below are the Athletics Department’s most important guiding principles and values:
- Respect: The principle of respect has many applications, but it is particularly relevant to the activity of hazing. Simply put, hazing is antithetical to a culture of respect—for oneself and for others—and it will not be tolerated. Respect will also be important in the field of play, whether you are a participant or a spectator, and we will use respect to set a high standard of sportsmanship.
- Integrity: It is important for our student-athletes to hold themselves to the same high standards of effort, attitude, and behavior in the field of play, in the classroom and in the community.
- Team: While the concept of “team” may vary from one athletic team to another, we want all of our student-athletes to understand that they are part of something bigger than themselves; to take the important lesson of “team” offered by participation in athletics and to think of themselves as part of their athletic team, the College community, the local community, and even the global community.
- Accountability: Students will be held accountable for their actions, and disciplinary measures may result if they violate departmental or College policy. However, we also want to promote a broader concept of responsibility which encourages student to influence one another in a positive manner. Our student-athletes are expected to be leaders who hold themselves and their teammates accountable to the highest standard of ethical behavior.
These principles and values should guide you as you represent Northland College here on campus and in the larger community. Coaches and staff hope you fully embrace these shared values and adhere to the enclosed policies so that we can maintain a safe, healthy, and successful athletic culture.