The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Lander University is comprised of one member from each sponsored intercollegiate sport, the cheerleading squad, the dance squad, senior woman administrator and athletic training staff. Student-athletes are nominated by their respective head coach. These nominations are forwarded to the athletics director for final approval. Committee members are selected based upon their leadership potential, their academic and athletic success, and their willingness to serve their fellow student-athletes for the advancement of their sport, as well as the entire athletics program. Committee members will serve one full year and may be re-nominated by their coach for one additional year. Committee members are expected to take their responsibility seriously, attend the meetings on a regular basis, and be an active participant. Committee members should be knowledgeable not only of their sport but also of the other sports sponsored by the university and also be willing to learn about the overall operations of our intercollegiate athletics program.
Committee members should always hold themselves to a high standard and should always emphasize academic success, character, citizenship, and sportsmanship. Any committee member that fails to uphold the high standard of this position will be asked to resign and be replaced by another student-athlete from that respective sport. The committee will meet a minimum of one time a semester and more often if needed. Although there will be no restrictions on the discussions held at the meeting with the exception of personnel matters or other matters that deal directly with an individual student-athlete, the meetings should always be focused on what the committee can do to improve the intercollegiate experience of our student-athletes and to assist with the success of our total sports program.
Bearcat Student-Athlete Code of Conduct
As a valued member of the Lander University Athletics Department, I will use all of my ability to obtain a quality education and earn a degree. Although time commitments are demanding during my athletic season and in the off-season, I will remain academically eligible, attend class, inform professors of unexpected absences due to official athletic events, maintain academic honesty, and make utmost use of education tools such as tutoring labs and resource centers.
As a member of Lander's Athletic family, I will represent the values and traditions of Lander University with the utmost integrity. I will support and respect all fellow students and student athletes alike. The Bearcat represents pride, sportsmanship, and hard work, so I will display these values while following NCAA and Peach Belt Conference guidelines, obeying team rules and policies, and always giving 100 percent effort to represent Lander University in a positive manner during practices and competitions, as well as in the classroom and in my daily life.