NIRSA Championship Series Guidelines

Sportsmanship Statement

NIRSA Championship Series


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The NIRSA Championship Series believes good sportsmanship is an integral component of intercollegiate competition.

We wholeheartedly embrace the position that, in order for sportsmanship to prevail, coaches, student-athletes, and fans must display respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility before, during, and after all athletic contests. We encourage fans to enthusiastically support their team, recognize the outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.

The NIRSA Championship Series encourages and promotes sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators.

The NIRSA Championship Series is committed to holding tournaments in a safe environment free from bullying. Offensive language including profanity, derogatory remarks around a person’s race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, social economic class, religion, or professional status, or other intimidating actions directed at officials, event staff, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the competition site.

Need more information?

Questions about the NIRSA Championship Series can be directed to the NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs, Valerie McCutchan.