Mission/Sportsmanship 


Athletic Department Mission

The athletic department staff supports the Mission of Westminster College by enhancing the educational process through intercollegiate play. We provide our student-athletes the opportunity for leadership and service through a diverse program of instruction and competition. Our programs are run in accordance with the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).

Sportsmanship Creed

The Westminster College athletic department staff is committed to ensuring that fans, spectators, staff and student-athletes behave in a sportslike manner, especially at intercollegiate athletic contests. Unsportsmanlike conduct shall subject the individual to disciplinary action which can include removal from the playing facility or area.

Additionally, it is our goal to ensure that (a) both teams be allowed to prepare and to compete in a safe environment, (b) that the contest be conducted in a manner that discourages spectators or other unofficial persons from disrupting or interfering with the event; and (c) that visiting spectators be permitted to support their team as a group, free from interference and intimidation from home fans.

Acts of Unsportsmanlike Conduct

1. Striking or attempting to strike or otherwise physically abuse an official, opposing coach, staff administrator, spectator, student, or student-athlete;

2. Intentionally, or with careless disregard for one's conduct, inciting participants or spectators to violent or abusive action;

3. Using obscene gestures or profane or unduly provocative language or action, whether or not directed toward an official, staff administrator, student, coach, or spectator;

4. Publicly and unduly criticizing a game official, game personnel, another college or university, a student-athlete or personnel from another member college or university.