The University of the Sunshine Coast Code of Conduct is applicable to all USC Sport events. By agreeing to participate in any USC Sport event, students are acknowledging that they are representing University of the Sunshine Coast. USC Sport is proud of its image and reputation and will not tolerate the misbehaviour of individuals representing USC Sport and University of the Sunshine Coast.
The University of the Sunshine Coast Code of Conduct incorporates the following:
Students participating in USC Sport events and activities shall at all times:
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner so as to not bring themselves, USC Sport, University of the Sunshine Coast, or University Sport into public disrepute.
- Attend any opening, closing and official ceremonies/functions associated with the university sporting event.
- Wear the team uniform as designated by the team manager(s) for formal events, including opening, closing and other official ceremonies/events.
- Follow the directions of event officials and/or security at all times.
- Comply with directions of the team manager(s) and any person appointed by him/her.
- Display appropriate behaviour. Offensive behaviour and/or damage to property will result in disciplinary action.
- Show respect for others.
- Conduct themselves in a manner so as to obtain and maintain their greatest physical health and fitness so that their duties to the
USC team are carried out to the best of their ability.
Playing and duty
All players, coaches and officials must:
- Abide by the rules of the sport.
- Recognise that umpire/referee decisions are final and the umpire/referee’s instructions must be followed.
- Notify the team manager(s) of any injury that occurs whilst competing in the event.
- Recognise that disputes must follow the appropriate channel of procedures.
- Display good sportsmanship and play in a fair manner.
- Abide by alcohol regulations. Members of the USC team will not be allowed to compete in AUS events if suffering from the obvious effects of alcohol. Any such person will be asked to leave the sporting arena. Refusal to do so will result in the immediate expulsion from the event and further action may be taken by the Host Convenor of the event.
- Fulfil all duty requirements. Failure to do so will result in a team penalty.
- Wear the approved playing uniform during competition.
All spectators shall:
- Respect the decision of the event officials.
- Not interfere with the running of the event or participate in the event unless accredited to do so.
- Not consume alcohol while an AUS event is in progress, except at times and in places approved by the host of the event. The host has the right to confiscate any alcohol in and around the playing area of an AUS sanctioned event. The return of confiscated alcohol is at the discretion of the host.
All University of the Sunshine Coast team members must:
- Maintain their rooms in a clean and tidy condition. Any cost for additional cleaning or damage will be directly imposed on the occupants of the room.
- Respect their fellow University of the Sunshine Coast team members and other guests/residents. If your noise disturbs someone, it is your responsibility to ‘turn it down’.
Penalties for breaches of the Code of Conduct
Breaches of the Code of Conduct may result in one or more of the following penalties being imposed:
- Cancel or impound my accreditation
- Require me to leave the event and return home at my own expense
- Exclude me from competitions
- Deem me ineligible for University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Awards
- Follow a process of withholding academic result in accordance with a delegated authority by University of the Sunshine Coast.
I acknowledge and consent to photographs and electronic images being taken of me during my participation in the event.
Acknowledge and agree that such photographs and electronic images are owned by USC and that USC may use the photographs for promotional or other purposes without my further consent being necessary. Further, I consent to USC using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in the event, at any time, by any form of media, to promote the event and USC.