CODE OF CONDUCTS
Being on the Speech and Debate team can be the highlight of your college career. Skills are perfected that help with future careers. Many meet friends here that they keep for their lifetimes. Following is our code of conduct. Failure to adhere means you will not participate on our squad.

TREAT ALL OTHERS WITH RESPECT
This pertains to coaches, teammates, judges, competitors, and audiences. There may be times when disappointment or hurt feelings may make you want to act in a less than professional way. DON’T. You represent not only yourself, but our College. We all must be mature enough to pick the right time, place, language and method to express dissatisfaction. Always be a class act. This means that we are gracious winners and good losers.

STAY CURRENT IN ALL CLASSES
As a student/competitor, it is important to understand that classes and grades have priority over competition. This means that if you want to do both, you must manage your time well. Under no circumstances should any competitor allow his cumulative GPA to fall below 2.0 or receive a “F” grade. Students must maintain at least six units at Glendale College.

ADHERE TO THE DISTRICT’S DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
No drugs or alcohol at tournaments. No exceptions. If you violate this policy you will be dismissed from the tournament, period. This policy is an absolute! Medications prescribed by a physician are exempted.

DEMONSTRATE THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS
This means never lie in competition. The coaches and your teammates appreciate honesty in all dealings, as do those in the activity. There are a variety of behaviors that pertain to this activity: no plagiarism, no distortion of research content or citation, and no fabrication or quibbling. Competitors should make every effort to adhere to the honor code in following all instructions of the coaches while traveling with the team and in following all rules established by the tournament or governing bodies.

NO DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT
District policy prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, disabled or war-era status, marital status, and sexual orientation.

KEEP COMMITMENTS
Students are expected to sign up for coaching sessions and tournaments. When making the commitment, it is the student’s responsibility to make the time available to keep the commitment. Be punctual for rehearsal, meetings, and tournament departures. Do not stand up coaches. It is also expected that students will be tournament ready when competing. This means that the material presented has been practiced and a coach has heard the student and has approved the event as competitive. Do not “no-show” to a tournament. Pay “no-show” and “nuisance fees” if, for some unavoidable reason, you fail to attend a tournament.

PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE
To compete at tournaments, competitors must wear tournament-dress attire. Such professional standards will be disclosed. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from a tournament or a shopping trip at your expense

Code of Conduct
Last updated: 6/23/2010 11:20:19 AM