Harrison Code of Conduct

Evansville High School Athletic Council Code of Conduct

The Evansville Vanderburgh High School Athletic Council, composed of representatives from member schools, believes that athletes representing their schools have certain obligations pertaining to their conduct both in and out of their particular season.  Every student-athlete is expected to behave in a manner that brings credit to his/her school and squad.  When an athlete’s conduct in or out of school (1) reflects discredit upon the school or (2) creates a disruptive influence on the discipline, good order, moral or educational environment in the school, the student may be declared ineligible for further athletic participation for the remainder of his/her high school career.

Indiana High School Athletic Association’s rules must be followed in all cases of eligibility, transfer, physical examinations, insurance coverage, starting dates, use of school equipment, etc.

School Attendance Requirement:  Athletes are expected to attend all classes.  Athletes absent from classes will not be allowed to participate in a practice or contest on the day of the absence.  Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the principal.  Athletes who are suspended from school may not practice or participate during the time of suspension.  

Conduct Rules:  All students who choose to participate as athletes for Evansville High School Athletic Council member schools shall abide by the rules listed below.  These are to be considered minimum standards for athletes.  Individual coaches may set standards above these minimum by notifying in writing each athlete and the principal of their school.  All accusations of rule violations will be brought to the attention of the athletic director and head coach.  It is the principal/designee responsibility to investigate all charges to determine disciplinary action to be taken if necessary.

1. At no time is an athlete allowed to be under the influence of or be in passion of an alcoholic beverage, tobacco products, or illegal drugs not prescribed by a physician licensed by the State of Indiana, for his or her use.  The Code of Conduct is in effect for 365 days and begins with the first day of the first fall sports season of the freshman year. 

2. “Possession” is defined as having an alcoholic beverage, tobacco products, or illegal drugs on your person or having an alcoholic beverage, tobacco products, or illegal drug in a vehicle which the student is driving, or being convicted in a court of law on the charge of illegal possession of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.  Student athletes are responsible for the contents of their locker or vehicle in which they are driving. 

This code includes standards for student athletes, managers, cheerleaders, dance teams, and penalties for breaches of these standards.  Each athlete is to be given a copy of the policy statement.  A parent/guardian and the athlete must sign the form below indication that they know the rules and pledge to abide by them.  Athletes may not practice or participate in any sport until this form is on file in the athletic office.  

Please click her for a PDF version of the Code of Conduct Form.