Athletic Behavioral Policies


Alcohol Policy

Marian University Department of Athletics discourages the use of alcohol by its student-athletes. To that end, any student-athlete found in violation of the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities in regards to alcohol use, the following sanctions will be:

  • First offense - Results in a one game/contest suspension based upon his/her possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or misrepresenting his/her involvement in an alcohol incident. Any student present in an alcohol incident, but not identified as responsible for consumption or possession, will be put on athletic probation for one calendar year and will be required to perform community service under the direction of the Director of Athletics. 
  • Second offense - A 10 percent suspension of games/contests immediately upon notification to the coach. Any partial contests will be rounded up to the next whole game.
  • Third offense - Suspension for one full calendar year upon notification to the coach. In addition, any student-athlete suspended for one full year will have a second offense sanction carry over to their next year of competition.


Sanctions will be in effect for one calendar year of the most recent offense. Additional sanctions may be imposed by Marian University and the Director of Athletics at their discretion.


Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Marian University is a tobacco free campus.
 
Information on smoking cessation programs is available in the Office of Human Resources and the Health and Wellness Center. The responsibility for carrying out this policy is placed upon all members of the University community. Each member of the community is responsible to inform visitors and guests of the policy and procedures. All community members and guests will be treated with dignity and respect, however persistent violators should be reported to Human Resources (faculty, staff or contractor) or the Dean of students (students). Violations of this policy will be evaluated as an employment performance issue for employees and as a student conduct issue for students.

Effective May 8, 2011


Performance Enhancing Drug Policy

Marian University does not condone the use of performance enhancing drugs including steroids and any other substances that would give a student-athlete an unfair advantage. Any student-athlete violating this policy is subject to the regulations and penalties listed in the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.


Athletic Team Trip Policies

Marian University policies as written in the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities will apply to all Marian University athletic road trips. Appropriate dress and conduct is expected as our behavior reflects on the entire Marian University community. Any conduct detrimental to the mission of the trip will be handled by the head coach of the participating sport.


Inappropriate Behavior

If a student-athlete is in violation of Marian University policies or if any act of inappropriate behavior comes to the attention of the Department of Athletics from school personnel or the community, that student-athlete may receive sanctions from the University as delineated in the Marian University Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The student-athlete may appear before the Director of Athletics, who will decide if additional sanctions may be warranted.


Drug and Controlled Substance Policy

The Marian University Department of Athletics conducts random drug screening throughout the academic year in an effort to dissuade student-athletes from engaging in drug use or abuse. Any student-athlete found in violation of the Marian University Student Code of Conduct in regards to drug use or possession, will receive the following sanctions:

  • First positive test — The student-athlete will be suspended from the intercollegiate athletics program for a minimum of 20% (rounded to the next whole number) of the their next regularly scheduled contest(s). Provided that the Director of Athletics or his/her designee determines that the student-athlete's condition presents no health danger to him/herself or his/her teammates, the student-athlete will be allowed to continue conditioning and practice activities. The student-athlete will not be allowed to participate in, travel to, or sit on the bench of any contests from which they are suspended. Non-renewal of an athletic or other grant or scholarship may occur. To be eligible for reinstatement as a student-athlete, the individual must undergo mandatory counseling and/or a treatment program including unannounced re-testing as directed by the Director of Athletics.
     
  • Second positive test — The student-athlete will be banned from the intercollegiate athletics program for the equivalent of one calendar year (beginning on the date of the positive test). Non-renewal of an athletic or other grant or scholarship may occur.  To be eligible for reinstatement as a student-athlete, the individual must undergo mandatory counseling and/or a treatment program including unannounced re-testing as directed by the Director of Athletics.
     
  • Third positive test — The student-athlete will be permanently banned form the intercollegiate athletics program and will not be eligible for reinstatement.  Non-renewal of an athletic or other grant or scholarship may occur.
     

** - Please review the Marian University Department of Athletics Drug & Alcohol Education and Testing Program for Student-Athletes for more detailed information on drug testing for Marian University student-athletes.


Title IX

(revised effective October 1, 2013)
Marian University supports Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational programs which receive federal financial assistance. Athletics, recruitment, admissions, financial aid scholarships, course offerings and access, hiring and retention, and benefits and leave are all components of Title IX. Title IX also protects students and employees both male and female, from unlawful sexual harassment (unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also includes sexual violence (sexual assault, battery, or coercion; rape), in school programs and activities.

The University's Title IX Coordinator is Ruth Rodgers, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs. In her role as Title IX Coordinator, Dean Rodgers works with all Marian University students, faculty, staff and administrators to ensure compliance with the letter and the spirit of Title IX. In addition to monitoring compliance, answering questions and addressing any complaints of non-compliance, Dean Rodgers also conducts an annual review of the implementation of the Marian University Athletic Team Dismissal and Financial Aid Recalculation Policy and all actions taken under that policy to ensure that any action taken under the policy are nondiscriminatory and consistent with Marian University's policies, procedures and practices.

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding monitoring of compliance or those who wish to file a complaint of non‐compliance may contact the University's Title IX Coordinator:
Ruth Rodgers, Student Affairs, at: [email protected]; 3179556318; Room 200 RLSC.

Information about the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) and Title IX compliance: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html