Student Athlete Handbook

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 STUDENT ATHLETE HANDBOOK

Table of Contents

General Information

Telephone Directory

College Mission Statement

Athletic Department Mission Statement

Letter from the President

Letter from the Vice-President of Student Affairs

Letter from the Athletic Director

Student-Athlete Conduct

Student-Athlete Code of Conduct

Eligibility Requirements

NJCAA Requirements

Academic Information

Academic Probation and Retention Standards

Cleveland State Academic Support Services

Cleveland State Athletics Academic Success Resources

Fee Payment

Academic and Classroom Conduct

Graduation

Substance Abuse Policies

Smoking and Use of Smokeless Tobacco

Drug Free Campus

Drug and Alcohol Use

 

Athlete Information

Academic Awards

Athletic Awards

Grant-in-Aid, Recruitment, and Booster Clubs

Team Travel Policy

Athletic Injury Information

Athletic Insurance (Secondary Coverage) Information

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:                        Cleveland, Tennessee

 

Established:                    1967

 

Enrollment:                      3500

 

Colors:                           Columbia Blue, Navy Blue and White

 

Nickname:                      Cougars

 

Affiliation:                       NJCAA

 

Conference:                    TCCAA

 

President:                       Dr. Bill Seymour

 

Athletic Director:             Mike Policastro

 

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

 ADMINISTRATION

Office of the President                                             

Dr. Bill Seymour, President  ………………………………………….  423-478-6200

Office of Finance and Administration

Dr. Thomas Wright, Vice-President  ………………………   423-614-8750

Office of Academic Affairs                                     

Dr. Denise King, Vice-President  ……………………………… 423-478-6201

Office of Student Affairs                                         

Dr. Michael Stokes, Vice-President  ………………………… 423-478-6211

 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

 Director of Athletics                                                 

       Mike Policastro  …………………………………………….… 423-478-6219

 

Secretary                                                                   

       Sheila Smith  ………………………………………………..… 423-473-2271

 

Athletic Department Fax  …………………………………    423-614-8725

 

COACHING STAFF 

Men’s Basketball

Lee Cigliano, Head Coach  ………………............……… 423-614-8706

lcigliano@clevelandstatecc.edu

Rafael Howard, Assistant Coach  ……………………………....…  423-473-2261

rhoward04@clevelandstatecc.edu

Women’s Basketball

Dan Lumpkin, Head Coach  …………………………………  423-614-8721

dlumpkin@clevelandstatecc.edu

Tiffany Johnson, Assistant Coach  ……………………………….  423-614-8729

tjohnson03@clevelandstatecc.edu

Shameca Gardner, Assistant Coach  …………………….

sgardner@clevelandstatecc.edu

Women’s Softball

Katie Willingham, Head Coach  …………………………………..  423-473-2263

kwillingham@clevelandstatecc.edu

Keith Rominger, Assistant Coach  …………………………………... 

Baseball

Mike Policastro, Head Coach  ……………………………….……  423-478-6219

mpolicastro@clevelandstatecc.edu

Aaron Bryant, Assistant Coach  ……………………………...……  423-473-2445

abryant@clevelandstatecc.edu

Ryne Foster, Assistant Coach  ………………………………… 

rfoster01@clevelandstatecc.edu

 

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Cleveland State Community College provides accessible, responsive, and quality educational opportunities primarily for residents of southeastern Tennessee. The College delivers developmental education, university transfer programming, workforce training and continuing education activities. By engaging a diverse student body in the learning process, the College aspires to promote success, enhance quality of life and encourage civic involvement. The College strives to be a responsible partner in lifelong learning for the individual and in the economic development of the region.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook

 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

MISSION STATEMENT

 The mission of the Cleveland State Athletic Department is to provide students with opportunities to continue their education through participation in intercollegiate athletics.  Through its programs, facilities and staff, the Athletic Department promotes positive campus and community interaction with the institution.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Student-Athlete,

I chose Cleveland State because I found it to be an excellent and dynamic school with amazing history and traditions. A very big part of that is our athletic program. As you enter the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium the first thing you see is the Cleveland State Athletics Hall of Fame. The former athletes and supporters pictured there represent the very best of our athletic programs over the past 47 years. They serve as role-models for all athletes who come to Cleveland State to participate in one of our sport programs. 

When you come to Cleveland State you come to a community that places high value on achievement and excellence – both on the court/field but also in the classroom. Student athletes make a major impact on our campus. At Cleveland State you are provided a great opportunity to reach both your academic and athletic goals. This reminds me of a quote from John F. Kennedy who said: “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” We have great expectations for our student athletes. We are proud that you have chosen to be part of this fine community. We look forward to sharing your successes with you.

Dr. Bill Seymour

President

LETTER FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES

Dear Student-Athlete,

Welcome to another great year of Cleveland State Athletics!  Our college has a forty-five year history of excellence in athletic competition, with many of our teams and players achieving success on the field or on the court.  We anticipate that this year will be a successful one for you personally, academically, and athletically.  The outstanding coaches and staff in Athletics and Campus Recreation, as well as faculty and staff across the campus, will do all they can to provide opportunities for you to be successful in all aspects of your life as a student-athlete.

Participation in intercollegiate athletics is quite an honor and speaks highly of your athletic achievements to this point.  With this honor comes a great responsibility on your part—to yourself, your teammates and coaches, and to the college.  Being responsible to and for yourself means giving your best as a student; take advantage of the opportunity you have to earn a college degree.  Make use of the Responsibility to your teammates and coaches means giving your best to your sport, not just during games, but also during practices and workouts.  Be the kind of teammate you want others to be for you.  Finally, responsibility to the college means representing Cleveland State—our students, our faculty and staff, and our community—in a positive manner through your behavior both on and off the court.

I hope that this will be a great year for you.  Embrace the opportunities and responsibilities that you have.  Strive to be successful in the classroom and on the field of competition.  I look forward to celebrating your success with you!

Go Cougars!

C. Michael Stokes

Vice President for Student Services

 

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND CAMPUS RECREATION

Dear Student Athlete,

On behalf of the Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department, I would like to welcome you to Cleveland State Athletics.  You are a part of one of the top junior college programs in the country.  Athletes at Cleveland State excel both in the classroom, as well as the playing field or the basketball court.

You have an opportunity to receive your education, as well as participate in intercollegiate athletics.  Our goal for you is to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.  We are here to support you and help you achieve your academic, athletic goals.  You will find that Cleveland State is dedicated to your academic and athletic success.  Your coaches and the Cleveland State faculty and staff will challenge you to achieve your goals.  The work will be challenging, but the reward will be great.

I encourage you to take advantage of the programs that the college provides to further your development and to attain your degree from Cleveland State.

As an athlete at Cleveland State, you will represent our program not only in competition, but in the classroom and out in the community.  We encourage you to take this responsibility seriously and represent Cleveland State and its athletic program in a way that is reflected in the overall goals of our program.

The next two years will “fly by”; I hope that you enjoy your time at Cleveland State and take advantage of all that Cleveland State has to offer.

I would like to wish you success in all that you do while you attend Cleveland State.

Mike Policastro

Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE CONDUCT

Cleveland State student athletes represent Cleveland State not only on the athletic fields but also in the classroom, as well as in the community.  The distinction of being a student athlete carries a heavy burden.  Student athlete conduct is paramount to a successful athletic program.  All student athletes will represent Cleveland State in a manner that promotes the overall philosophy of the Athletic Program, which is to represent Cleveland State in a first class manner, as it relates to language, appearance, dress and behavior, on campus and off. 

Failure to comply with the conduct requirements may result in loss of practice time and or game suspensions.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. Treat college faculty, staff, and fellow students with dignity and respect.
  2. Treat with care team equipment and college property.
  3. Follow TCCAA and NJCAA sportsmanship guidelines during all athletic contests whether participating or a spectator.
  4. Follow Athletic Department and team policies and procedures.
  5. Student-athletes are prohibited in the use of drugs and/or alcohol.  Disciplinary action may be brought against the student-athlete as outlined in the College Handbook.

 Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 

NJCAA ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 Requirements for Athletic Eligibility

The following rules shall be used to determine a student’s eligibility for athletic competition in any one of the certified sports of the NJCAA.  This entire section must be read before a student’s eligibility status can be determined.

Student-athlete must be making satisfactory progress within an approved college program or course as listed in the college catalog.

Students must be in regular attendance within fifteen (15) calendar days from the beginning of classes of the term in which the students chose to participate.  This fifteen (15) day rule can apply to the starting date of a mini-session within a regular session and shall be a published date in the college catalog or schedule of classes for that term.  A student enrolling in a mini-session must begin prior to the date of the first contest and have a common ending date with the regular term.  Students that do not conform to this rule are ineligible throughout the remainder of the term.

Students must maintain enrollment in twelve (12) or more credit hours of college work as listed in the college catalog during each term of athletic participation.  Students that drop below twelve (12) credit hours become immediately ineligible for athletic participation. 

 SEMESTER ELIGIBILITY

Prior to the last official date to register for the second full-time semester, and all subsequent semesters thereafter, as published in the college catalog, a student must satisfy one of the following four (4) requirements to be eligible for the upcoming term;

Pass a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours with a 1.75 GPA or higher during the previous semester of full-time enrollment.

or

Pass an accumulation of semester hours equal to twelve (12) multiplied by the number of semesters in which the student was previously enrolled full-time with a GPA of 1.75 or higher.

or

A first season participant must have passed a minimum accumulation of 24 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirements.

or

A second season participant must have passed a minimum accumulation of 36 credit hours for a fall sport, 48 credit hours for a spring sport, with a 2.0 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirements.

Prior to a second season of participation in an NCAA certified sport, students must pass a minimum accumulation of twenty-four (24) semester hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher.  (This is in addition to satisfying 4.d or 4.e)

Source:  NJCAA Handbook

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Full Time Status

 

A full-time student must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester hours.  If a student falls below 12 hours he/she will become ineligible immediately forfeiting all scholarships and the ability to participate in athletics.

ACADEMIC PROBATION AND RETENTION STANDARDS

Academic Probation

A student who fails during any term to attain a cumulative GPA at or above the level indicated above for the credit hours attempted will be placed on academic probation for the subsequent term.

 Academic Suspension

If a student on probation fails to attain either the above cumulative standard or a 2.0 GPA for the term of the probation, the student will be placed on suspension in the following manner:

  1. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the fall semester will not be eligible to reenroll at Cleveland State until the following summer semester.
  2. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the spring semester will not be eligible to reenroll at Cleveland State until the following spring semester.
  3. A student receiving a first suspension at the end of the summer semester will not be eligible to re-enroll at Cleveland State until the following spring semester.

When a student re-enrolls at Cleveland State following a suspension, his/her status will be considered post-suspension probation.  During post-suspension probation the following applies:

  1. A student who attains the cumulative standard above shall be in good academic standing.
  2. A student who attains a 2.0 GPA during the post-suspension probation but is still below the cumulative standard shall remain on probation.
  3. A student who does not attain a 2.0 GPA for that term and is still below the cumulative standard shall be place on twelve- (three terms including summer) suspension.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook

 

CLEVEAND STATE ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES      

REGISTRATION

All student athletes must follow the same registration guidelines as the general student population.  Student athletes are encouraged to meet with their advisor prior to the registration time.  All holds must be cleared before you will be able to register (e.g., parking tickets, library fines, admission information).  Your individual coach should look at your schedule prior to registration to avoid any conflicts regarding games or practice time.

DROP/ADD

Student athletes should be aware and follow the posted date to add or drop classes set by the Enrollment Services Office.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Each student at Cleveland State Community College is expected to assume a responsible attitude toward class appointments.

Student athletes will be expected to attend all scheduled class meetings.  Non-attendance may result in failure of the course.  If athletes miss class due to an athletic contest, they will be responsible for all class materials and assignments missed.  If a student athlete is absent from class due to an illness or personal emergency, he or she will be required to notify the instructor.

At the beginning of each course, the faculty member shall provide each student, in writing, the policy for the treatment of absences in that course.  Before any absence, the student should, if possible, inform the faculty member of the reason and arrange any makeup material and/or examination, according to course policy.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORTING

At the request of the Athletic Department or an individual coach, student athletes may be required to get a periodic progress report from each instructor.  This report will include academic and attendance information.  Failure to submit this report to their coach may result in suspension or dismissal from team practice or competition.

TUTORING AND LAB

Cleveland State offers  tutoring programs through Smarthinking, an online program for Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Computers, etc.

ACCESS CENTER

As a student, you are likely to face a variety of important decisions regarding your academic and personal life.  The ACCESS Center counselors and staff members are here to help you make informed decisions as you make educational and career plans for the future.  We can help you with choosing a major, making a schedule, transferring to a university, developing a resume and finding a job.  We can also provide assistance if you’re dealing with personal issues.  Be sure to check out our workshops and activities.

We also coordinate the following services for students.

  • Disability Services
  • Diversity Services
    Early Alert
  • New Student Orientation

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Student Planner

CLEVELAND STATE ATHLETICS ACADEMIC SUCCESS PROGRAM    

Objective: to ensure each student/athlete associated with the Cleveland State athletic program has the opportunity to achieve academic success while attending Cleveland State. The Academic Success Program is a guideline for student/athletes and athletic staff to follow to ensure that students are able to meet minimum standards set by the NJCAA as well as the College, and to have students reach academic success in terms of retention, graduation and be in a position to transfer to senior colleges after attending Cleveland State.

Academic Plan:

  •  Each student will be encouraged to enroll in a minimum of 15 hours per semester.
  • Students will be required to attend all classes throughout the semester.  Failure to comply with the class attendance requirement may result in practice or game suspensions.
  • Attend College sponsored workshops and support programs regarding academic success and college life.
  • Offer a student success or study skills class prior to the beginning of classes in August to help students prepare for the academic year.
  • Encourage student/athletes to meet with academic advisors twice per semester.
  • Student/athletes will meet with respective coach twice per semester to discuss academic progress report. Identify classes that a student is struggling with and develop a plan to improve academic progress in that class.
  • Make efforts to identify incoming student/athletes who are at academic risk based on high school GPA and ACT scores. Provide a plan using college resources to help students meet academic expectations.
  • Utilize study halls if it is determined that it will be beneficial for the students.
  • Utilize the college sponsored tutoring program.
  • Coaches should be in contact with faculty to monitor student/athlete academic progress.
  • Student/athletes should meet NJCAA eligibility requirements at the conclusion of each semester.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 CLEVELAND STATE ATHLETICS ACADEMIC SUCCESS RESOURCES

 Access Center: Located in Student Center, room 118

 Smarthinking: online tutoring program for Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Computers,  etc.

 Degree Works: web based program to track degree progress, enhance advisement and     

                        academic planning

 Early Alert Program: Faculty report on Academic progress and Attendance and Follow-up 

 Student Success Counseling: Personal Development Workshops, Study Skills Info, Transfer info

 Disability Support services: Assistance for individuals with documented disabilities

 Advising: AAS Advisor for Business and Technology, Academic Advising

 

 Math Lab: Located in Administration Building 2nd Floor, room 207. If you are registered in a math class, you are required to spend 2 hours per week in the math lab.

Learning Support Lab: Reading and Writing support/tutoring. Located on the 2nd floor of the Humanities building, rooms, 219, 221, 223, 225 

Progress Reports: Monthly reports in which instructors give immediate feedback on each students progress in each class (grades, attendance, instructor comments, etc.) 

Team Study Hall: Weekly team study sessions, planned and administered by coaches.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 

FEE PAYMENT

Student athletes are required to check with the Business Office or the Financial Aid Office to ensure that fees have been paid in full.  This should be done every semester in which the student is enrolled.  Failure to pay fees will result in the loss of the class schedule and no participation in intercollegiate athletics.

 

ACADEMIC AND CLASSROOM CONDUCT

 Each instructor is responsible for their class, which includes attendance policy, grading policy, information presentation and discipline.  Each student athlete is expected to comply with all policies of the instructor.  The instructor has the primary responsibility for maintenance of academic integrity and controlling classroom behavior, and can order the temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct that violates the general rules and regulations of the institution.  Each student is required to do his or own work unless working in a group approved by the instructor.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Student Planner

 

GRADUATION

The goal of the Cleveland State Athletic Department is to have each student athlete make significant progress toward graduation requirements, and/or to transfer to senior colleges and universities.  When a student-athlete is near completion of graduation requirements, her/she must follow the requirements set forth by the Office of Admissions and Records.  Degree and transfer requirements are outlined in the College Handbook.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES

Smoking and Use of Smokeless Tobacco

Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco products of any type is prohibited on any property owned or leased on behalf of Cleveland State Community College.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Student Planner

 

Drug Free Campus

Cleveland State Community College prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.  College policy 1:13:00:00 details the college provisions under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.  As described in this policy, the college has a program which addresses standards of conduct concerning drugs and alcohol, legal sanctions, health risks, available counseling and treatment programs, and disciplinary sanctions that the institution will impose on students and employees.  Students and employees are expected to be familiar with and comply with CSCC policy 1:13:00:00.  State law requires that the college notify a parent of a student under 21 if the student has committed a disciplinary violation with respect to the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance that is in violation of any federal, state, or local law, or any rule or policy of the institution.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College 2012-2013 Student Planner

 

Drug and Alcohol Use

COMING SOON     

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS

 NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American

Criteria for receiving this honor:

1)      must have completed a minimum of three semesters of college work

2)      must have participated in at least on full season

3)      must have an accumulative grade point average of 3.8 or better on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of 45 semester hours.  In computing the final grade point average, all course hours attempted must be included with the exception of remedial/developmental course work, which cannot be used.

NJCAA Academic All-American

The same criteria as Distinguished Academic All American must be met except the grade point average range is 3.60 to 3.79.

Academic Team-of-the-Year

The NJCAA will honor an athletic team for each sport as the NJCAA Academic Team-of-the-Year.

Criteria for receiving this honor:

1)      All student-athletes listed on the eligibility form that finish the season will be used to compute the team’s overall GPA.

2)      All course work for all student-athletes must be included

3)      Must have a minimum team GPA of 3.0 to be considered for nomination.

Source:  NJCAA Catalog

TCCAA Academic Honors Programs

 All TCCAA Academic Awards

Criteria for receiving this honor:

Freshman Qualifications - 3.2 overall GPA with at least 24 hours of college level work.  Remedial work cannot be counted

Sophomore Qualifications - 3.00 overall GPA with at least 48 hours of college level work.  Remedial work cannot be counted.

 

Who’s Who Among College Students

Criteria for receiving this honor:

Must be enrolled as a full-time student

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have completed 27 semester hours
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities
  • Must participate in community service activities

 

 ATHLETIC AWARDS

 TCCAA Outstanding Athlete

Criteria for receiving this honor:

A TCCAA Outstanding Athlete selected for each sport.  This award is presented to the Athlete from each sport with highest GPA.

Source:  TCCAA Handbook

 

Cleveland State Athletic Awards

Cleveland State Athletics yearly recognizes student athletes for their success in the classroom as well as on the playing fields or basketball court by awarding male and female athletes for their achievements.

Female Awards:

  • Dr. George Mathis Scholastic Award
  • Dr. L. Quentin Lane Sportsmanship Award
  • Hugh Walker Female Athlete of the Year 

Male Awards:

  • Dr. George Mathis Scholastic Award
  • Dr. L. Quentin Lane Sportsmanship Award
  • Dr. D.F. Adkisson Athlete of the Year

  

GRANTS-IN-AID, RECRUITMENT, AND BOOSTER CLUBS

 NJCAA GRANTS-IN-AID

Section 1.  An athletic grant-in-aid may be awarded to any student-athlete in recognition of his/her athletic ability provided the student-athlete is admitted to the institution as a regular student.  It shall be limited to a maximum of:

  1. Tuition and fees
  2. Room and Board
  3. Required course-related books
  4. Transportation costs one time per academic year to and from the college by direct route.

Section 2.  Responsibility for the observance of the rules contained herein shall be upon the institution.  This responsibility includes the acts of outside individuals or organizations when performed with the knowledge of any member of the administrative or athletic staff of the institution.  Athletes receiving a grant-in-aid will be required to certify, as a condition of eligibility for athletic participation, that they have not participated in any violation of these rules.

Section 3.  Grants-in-Aid shall be administered by the institution through the office, department, or division which administers financial funds for enrolled students.

Section 4.  Written notice of the terms of the original Grant-in-Aid shall be given to the athlete no later than fourteen (14) calendar days after the beginning of classes of the academic term in which they participate and submitted to the National Office on a scholarship certification form not\ later than the first regular season contest in that sport.  Special permission from the NJCAA National Office must be obtained for any athlete being awarded athletic aid who is not shown on the original scholarship certification form.  The written agreement of the Grant-in-Aid shall be in affect for one full academic year.  If the Grant-in-Aid becomes vacant, it may be awarded to a different individual for the remainder of the academic year.  The Grant-in-Aid is subject to the provisions of the contract.    Renewal of the Grant-in-Aid must be given in writing as soon as eligibility is determined.

Section 5.  The following practices are prohibited with grants-in-aid:

  1. Permitting an athlete to receive assistance, in cash or in kind, which is not administered by the institution, or which does not fall within the permissible limits of a grant-in-aid as set forth in Section 1 above; but the foregoing shall not prohibit assistance from anyone on whom the athlete is naturally or legally depend\dent.
  2. Permitting a member of an athlete’s family to receive assistance, in cash or in kind.
  3. Cancellation or modification of a grant-in-aid during the period of its effectiveness because of injury or good or bad athletic performance.  Cancellation of a grant-in-aid is permitted:

If the athlete becomes ineligible for participation in athleticsbecause of academic and/or disciplinary reasons; or

  • For misconduct (unrelated to athletic ability) found by the person or body in charge or general discipline at the institution. After following the same procedures as in other disciplinary matters, to be serious enough to warrant permanent suspension or dismissal from eh athletic program.
  • If the student-athlete voluntarily withdraws form a sport prior to the institutions first competition in that sport.
  •  Graduation.

   4.  Permitting athletes to engage in employment for which they receive greater compensation, or in which they are not required to work as hard as others in similar employment or which is otherwise not legitimate employment.

    5.   Annual awards for a cumulative reasonable value exceeding $200.00.

    6.   Assistance to athletes above that specified as a full scholarship must be based on certified need.  Under no circumstances may assistance to an athlete exceed the amount of need established by a need analysis system approved by the Department of Education. Or the amount of a full scholarship, as described in article VIII.  Section I of the NJCAA handbook, whichever is greater.

    7. Permitting NJCAA institution to institute and “adopt a player program”: except under the following conditions:

  • Approval of the college administration.
  • Utilizing the occasional family meal.
  • The program is administered by the institution.
  • No monetary transaction may transpire from the “parent’ to the adoptive player (i.e. loans, co-signing, long distance telephone calls, tickets)
  • No trips involving excessive mileage and/or expense.
  • No free ticket paid for by “parent”
  • Athletic personnel may be involved in the coordination of the adoptive program, but may not be an adoptive parent.

 Source:  NJCAA Handbook

 

TEAM TRAVEL POLICY

Cleveland State provides transportation to and from all athletic contests, which includes meal money before and after contests along with hotel accommodation when necessary.  It is college policy that all athletes travel with the team unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach.  Athletes will be released with their parent with permission from the coach.  Athletes will not be released to a parent that is not their own.  Student Athlete conduct when in restaurants and hotels should be respectful and courteous.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 

ATHLETIC INJURY INFORMATION

To ensure quality care for our athletes, Cleveland State will employ a certified Athletic Trainer. 

All athletic injuries must be evaluated and referred to our physicians or your physicians by our Athletic Trainer.

All Cleveland State Athletes must have a physical before they will be allowed to practice.  Physicals will be offered to all Cleveland State Athletes.  The Physicals will be administered by Chattanooga Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics.  Students will not be able to participate in practices until you have a physical.

All injuries will initially be evaluated by our trainer, through Chattanooga Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics.  Athletes have the option of having injuries evaluated by a physician you will be referred to within the Chattanooga Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics or your own physician.  If  an athlete  has the injuries evaluated by his/her own physician, we will need to have a copy of the exam report, for insurance purposes, in the athlete’s file.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department

 

ATHLETIC INSURANCE (SECONDARY COVERAGE) INFORMATION

Cleveland State Community College provides secondary athletic accident insurance for the benefit of our student-athletes.  This coverage is provided by Mutual of Omaha and is offered on an “excess” basis only.   Under the terms of the policy, this coverage is considered to be excess to all other valid and collectible medical insurance policies.  With the College policy, there will be a $2000.00 deductible per athlete, per injury.  All claims must be filed with the student-athlete’s primary insurance company prior to being submitted through the College’s insurance.  All student-athletes must have primary coverage that will include coverage for athletic related injuries.  If a student does not have primary coverage the College’s insurance will cover the injury once the $2,000.00 has been met by the athlete.  A “Parent’s Authorization” form which must be completed showing the student-athlete’s primary insurance information.  Without this form completed the student-athlete will not be allowed to practice.  It should also be noted that this in “excess” plan that is for athletic injuries in college sanctioned practices and games and not does not include possible illnesses your child could endure.  The insurance plan does not cover any physical examination or specialized exams for sports clearance.

Source:  Cleveland State Community College Athletic Department