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Intercollegiate Athletics Program

F-22: Intercollegiate Athletics Program

Adoption Date: 07/17/95  |  Revision Date: 01/21/93  |  Revision Date: 09/23/08

Prairie State College shall establish and maintain an Intercollegiate Athletics Program that contributes to the educational growth and development of students as a vital part of campus and student life. Emphasis shall be placed upon physical skill development, academic achievement, and character and leadership development. Success of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program shall be measured by each student-athlete’s growth and adult development as a whole person rather than upon won-loss records.

Provisions of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program

The Intercollegiate Athletic Program shall be managed according to the Statement of Guiding Principles of the Prairie State College StudentAthlete, as adopted by the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees thereby authorizes the College President to develop a program of intercollegiate athletics consistent with the following provisions:

  1. The College field seven teams as its Intercollegiate Athletic Program, with any addition or deletion of teams to occur by action of the Board of Trustees and change in this Board Policy:

    • Men's Baseball
      Men's Golf
      Men's Soccer
      Men's Basketball
      Men's and Women's Country
      Women's Basketball
      Women's Soccer
      Women's Softball
      Women's Tennis
      Women's Volleyball
  2. The College fund the operation of its Intercollegiate Athletics Program out of the Student Activities Fee, as recommended by the Student Government Association.
  3. The College seek supplemental support from external sources to enhance the program and enable scholarships for student-athletes to be awarded by the PSC Foundation. 
  4. The College establish an Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee to provide valuable community resources and oversight.
  5. The College affiliate with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and thereby adhere to applicable rules and regulations.
  6. The College concentrate its identification and recruitment of student-athletes from the College’s service district and the district’s feeder high schools.
  7. The College employ part-time staff to serve as coaches.
  8. The College expect each student-athlete to be enrolled for at least twelve (12) credit hours for the fall and spring semesters and to maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 each semester to remain eligible to practice or compete in one or more of the teams.
  9. Participation by a team in a national tournament, and the funding to support such participation, be from the auxiliary funds, upon recommendation of the College President and approval by the Board of Trustees.

Scholarships and Waivers

The College shall provide for the in-district tuition rate for all out-ofdistrict students awarded a student-athlete scholarship by the PSC Foundation, with the overall number to be limited to the maximum of one less than one-half of the minimum number of student-athletes needed to field a team for each sport sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

For purposes of this waiver of the out-of-district tuition differential, residents of Lake County, Indiana, shall be considered as out-of-district and within the maximum allocation.