Athlete's Code of Conduct

Corning Community College supports the athletic program and its enhancement of student development. All athletes competing for Corning Community College must represent the highest ideals of sportsmanship. This includes respect for the authority of officials and coaches as well as teammates and opposing players. Athletes must be free from the effects of alcohol, tobacco and illegal use of drugs.

Code of Conduct:

Alcohol/Drugs:

  • Any student athlete who is under the age of 21 shall not drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Any student athlete who is 21 or older shall not participate in practice or in an athletic contest while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Student athletes must not illegally use drugs.
  • Penalties for Violations:
  • Community Service as designated by Athletic Director
  • Game suspension
  • Removal from team

(The Athletic Director and the Vice President/Dean of Student Development may recommend more severe consequences after review of the severity of the incident.) 

Tobacco/Other:

  • The use of any tobacco product is prohibited on campus or in the area of any athletic venue.
  • Derogatory remarks: Swearing and taunting, whether directed at teammates, coaches, officials, spectators or opponents will not be tolerated.
  • Campus Conduct: Student athletes are student ambassadors and are expected to act in such a manner. Disrespect of fellow students/staff/faculty or other college employees will not be tolerated.
  • Public Conduct: Corning Community College athletes must refrain from any behavior that would reflect poorly on the College to include representation on the internet. Any photos or statements that represent violations to the spirit and intent of this code of conduct will be considered violations.

Penalties for Violations:

  • Coaches discretion
  • Game suspension
  • Removal from team

(The Athletic Director and the Vice President/Dean of Student Development may recommend more severe consequences after
review of the severity of the incident.)

Any student athlete charged with a misdemeanor or felony shall be immediately suspended from the team pending further investigation by the Athletic Director and Vice President/Dean of Student Development.

All student athletes have the opportunity to request a hearing of the Student Judiciary Board.