The college endeavors to provide a program of intercollegiate athletics from which participating students can derive all the benefits that participation in competitive sport confers. The department of intercollegiate athletics mirrors the values of the college. We expect our student-athletes to have a great and life-long learning experience, we expect excellence in teaching from our coaching staff, and we take great pride in aiding our student-athletes in continued success beyond their TC3 experience. Intercollegiate athletics gives our student-athletes the opportunity to compete with and against students from all around the world. This reinforces the belief the college has in regards to its diversity of people and perspectives. TC3 student-athletes are committed to physical and emotional well being. They take part in community events and become better citizens through participation in those events. Through athletics individuals build team skills, demonstrate and develop an appreciation of sportsmanship, and, through this, bring credit to the college.
Dear Student Athlete,
Welcome! The Athletic Department wants you to have a fulfilling and successful academic and athletic experience at Tompkins Cortland. We also want all student athletes to understand the College community’s expectation of behavior both when you are competing and in other contexts. TC3 student athletes are high profile members of our community and their behaviors reflect upon the College.
The NJCAA and TC3 Athletics have established a standard of behavior and conduct for all student athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program at TC3. These standards (see attached Code of Conduct) emphasize the importance and significance of sportsmanship, appropriate conduct, and the responsibilities that each student athlete must accept when representing the College on an intercollegiate athletics team. These standards are in addition to those set forth in the TC3 Catalog and Student Handbooks.
One of the main goals of the TC3 Athletics program is to prepare you for the “next level.” For some, this may mean helping you achieve your dream of playing a sport at a four-year college. For others it may mean finding a great job after graduation from your program of study here at TC3. Whichever direction you may be headed, please know that all the members of the Athletics Department and all the faculty & staff at TC3 want to give you the necessary tools to help you succeed.
It is important that you know that we make it a priority to be available for you when you need us for any reason and hope that you take advantage of this service. Without you, there would be no reason for us to have our program.
I speak for our entire campus community when I say we look forward to working with you and hope that your experience at TC3 is both exciting and rewarding, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Yours in sport,
Director of Athletics & Recreation
Tompkins Cortland Community College
170 North St., P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053
1.888.567.8211 | 1.607.844.8211
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