F-22: Intercollegiate Athletics Program
Adoption Date: 07/17/95 | Revision Date: 01/21/93 | Revision Date: 09/23/08 | Revision Date: 06/26/18
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 Student-Athlete, 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:
- The College will field no more than 14 teams as its Intercollegiate Athletic Program.
- The College fund the operation of its Intercollegiate Athletics Program out of the Student Activities Fee, as recommended by the Student Government Association.
- The College will seek supplemental support from external sources to enhance the program and enable scholarships for student-athletes to be awarded by the PSC Foundation.
- The College will establish an Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee to provide valuable community resources and oversight.
- The College will be affiliated with the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and thereby adhere to applicable rules and regulations.
- The College will recruit student-athletes from the its service district and its feeder high schools as well as local, national, and international geographic areas.
- The College will employ part-time staff to serve as coaches.
- The College will 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.
- Participation by a team in a national tournament, and the funding to support such participation, will 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-of-district 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.