It’s pretty simple. Whichever team you are cheering for, your classmates, sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces have all worked hard to represent the institution you are backing. Show your pride in their effort, rather than your distaste for the opposing team or officials. By insulting the opposition, you diminish the accomplishment of the victors, and disrespect the efforts of the vanquished.
At Franklin & Marshall, we take sportsmanship seriously. Our Director of Athletics serves on the NCAA’s Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct, and is determined to forge a positive example in the increasingly hostile world of fandom.
Prior to the start of each contest, the public address announcer or a team captain will read the following statement:
Franklin & Marshall joins the NCAA and Centennial Conference in promoting good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We request your cooperation by supporting participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments, or other intimidating acts directed at student-athletes, officials, or team representatives will not be tolerated, and are grounds for removal from the site of competition.
Untoward behavior may result in your immediate ejection from the venue of competition. If any spectator is impeding on your ability to enjoy a contest at Franklin & Marshall, please find the nearest administrator or Department of Public Safety officer to assist you in resolving the issue.
Franklin & Marshall does not charge admission to any regular season sporting events with the exception basketball tournaments.
Alcohol and Tobacco
Fans are not permitted to possess or use any alcohol or tobacco products in any of Franklin & Marshall’s athletic venues.
Only credentialed photographers will be granted field access for photography. Credentials can be applied for through the office of Athletic Communications. Please contact Mickey Blymier, Director of Athletic Communications, clearly stating the following:
- Sport you wish to shoot
- Date of contest you wish to shoot
- The media organization or department you represent
- Contact information for your assigning editor