UW-Waukesha is a member of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and is subject to the rules and regulations contained in the Handbook of the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference. The following is a partial list of regulations, covering the rules that most directly pertain to the student. If you wish to review the complete list of regulations in the Handbook, see the Athletic Director (Neal Nelson, Fieldhouse 112) or the WCC Commissioner of Athletics (Mary Ryan, Administration 140).
Please note that coaches of all sports have the power to impose any other rules and regulations that they deem necessary. Please consult with your coach if you are unsure about what is expected of you.
All members of all athletic teams must have a medical examination and be cleared for competition by a medical doctor. Each student must have one physical exam for every two years of competition.
Any athlete who has made false statements about eligibility while registering for a sport will be ineligible for further competition in the conference, and the team will forfeit any games already played in which the ineligible athlete participated.
Members of the athletic teams are representatives of their institutions and the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference and must govern their conduct and actions to be a credit to their institution and conference.
A player must be a student at the institution that he/she represents.
A player must be enrolled in courses that total at least 10 credits per semester. At least 6 of those credits must be carried at that campus, and a minimum of 10 must be within the UW system. Any player dropping below 10 credits during the semester is immediately ineligible.
A player must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 1.5 after the first semester of attendance to be eligible for competition. Thereafter, a player must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 1.75. Any student dropping below the required GPA will become ineligible one week prior to the first day of class of the following semester. Please note that ALL classes—including non-degree credit courses—are counted when calculating GPA for athletic eligibility.
The Athletic Board would like to strongly encourage you to make education your highest priority throughout your academic career at UW-Waukesha. You are, of course, expected to regularly participate in competitions and practices, but you are neither expected nor encouraged to sacrifice your schoolwork in order to do so. Please consult with your coach if you experience serious conflicts between your academic and athletic demands.
Please note that a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better is required to avoid academic probation.
New freshmen, transfer students, and previously ineligible students who have raised their cumulative GPA to an acceptable level become eligible for competition one week prior to the first day of class in the upcoming semester.
A player may participate two seasons in golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball and two first semesters and two second semesters in basketball. If a player participates in at least a fraction of any regularly scheduled contest in a given season or semester, it is counted as one season/semester of participation. (A student may be granted additional competition by the Eligibility Committee; see the Handbook of the WCC for details).
Transfer students from another WCC college must use their cumulative GPA from their previous school for eligibility requirements. Students transferring from schools outside the conference will be considered eligible. Transfer students are not eligible if they participated in a regularly scheduled athletic contest in the same sport during the same academic year at their previous school.
All players must maintain amateur athletic status as defined in the Handbook of the WCC and may not play the same sport on an amateur team that is not connected to his/her UW college (see the Handbook of the WCC for details).
It is possible for established part-time students taking at least 6 credits to participate in sports. In order to participate, the student must have completed one academic year as a part-time student at the same UW college prior to participation and have passed at least 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 1.75 or better. Part-time students who fail to maintain a 1.75 GPA or withdraw to less than 6 credits are ineligible. Full-time students who withdraw to part-time status are not eligible until they establish themselves as part-time students for one year.
If you have any questions about UW-Waukesha’s Athletic Program, please call Neal Nelson at (262) 521-5206.
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