Faculty and Staff Code of Conduct
Barry University - Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA)
The Code of Ethics represents the principles and standards which should guide coaches, support staff and administrators in maintaining the highest professional level of ethical conduct. Annually each employee will sign a statement acknowledging having read the Code and subscribing to the Code.
Coaches, support staff members and administrators of Barry University will:
- Be accountable to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. All activities should be consistent with the educational purposes of the University and within the rules of the particular sport. The reputation of the institution is first & foremost indriving all decisions and actions related to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
- Embrace a primary concern for the health, safety, and personal welfare of each student-athlete.
- Support and encourage the student-athlete in academic studies and in meeting their primary reason for being here -- to earn a degree from Barry University.
- Treat the student-athlete as an individual who possesses dignity, worth, and the ability to be self-directed.
- Accept responsibility for assisting student-athletes in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills of the particular sport as well as promoting desirable personal and social traits by emulating appropriate behavior as a role model.
- Observe the letter and intent of the rules of the particular sport and insist that student-athletes and teams under your direction do the same.
- Adhere to the rules and regulations of Barry University, the Sunshine State Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association while avoiding actions that may violate the legal and/or civil rights of other.
- Inform prospective student-athletes of all program expectations and University requirements, utilizing written communication where most appropriate.
- Take an active role in the prevention of hazing, as well as in the prevention of and treatment for drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.
- Perform duties on the basis of careful preparation, ensuring that instruction is current and accurate. Use practices for which you are qualified as a result of continual acquisition of new knowledge and skills.
- Adopt a professional lifestyle characterized by a personal value system congruent with the basic tenets of the coaching profession.
- Inform the student-athlete of the nature and/or limits of confidentiality and share information about the student-athlete only in accordance with University policies and applicable laws, when given permission, or when required to prevent personal harm to themselves or others.
- Accurately represent your competence, training, and experience of that of your colleagues.
- Honor all professional relationships with student-athletes, colleagues, officials, media and the public. Avoid conflicts of interest and exploitation of those relationships, especially by outside parties.