Our Mission & Philosophy
Greenville College and the members of the NCAA, NCCAA, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference are committed to the principles of good sportsmanship. We ask that you reflect these principles by treating the officials, opposing players and visiting fans with honor and respect.
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12
Greenville College expects our Student-Athletes to set the example for believers and non-believers wherever they go; on or off the field. Greenville Student-Athletes must live in a manner that represents first Christ, Greenville College , their coaches and teammates, and finally themselves.
Student-Athletes represent Christ by:
- Working as if working for the Lord. - Colossians 3:23,24
- Loving their neighbor and opposition as themselves.
- Living lives of integrity.
- Respecting and appreciating coaches, teammates, fans, teachers, classmates, and themselves.
Student-Athletes represent Greenville College by:
- Being responsible in the classroom.
- Living up to Greenville College 's Lifestyle Statement.
- Maintaining the Christ-like reputation and tradition of Greenville College.
Student-Athletes represent their Coaches and Teammates by:
- Showing up on time to meetings, practices, and games.
- Showing up prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually.
- Preparing in the off-season.
- Working their hardest in practice and games
- Living off the field/court in a manner that will benefit the team.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with their Coaches and Teammates.
Student-Athletes represent themselves by:
- Respecting their body with the appropriate diet, sleep, practice time, and preparation.
- Equipping their mind through a commitment to academics.
- Holding up their spirit with a loving, positive, and competitive attitude.