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MCC SPORTS INFORMATION
Friday, January 1, 2010

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

The intercollegiate athletics program at Miles Community College exists to help compliment the mission and goals of the College. Since athletic activities aid in the intellectual, physical, and social development of students, intercollegiate athletics plays an important role for the College. It also helps to develop school spirit and community pride.

The intercollegiate athletic program is an integral part of the total program of instruction and allows for opportunities for highly skilled students to compete against challenging collegiate opponents. In addition, the Athletic Department promotes the physical, emotional, social welfare, and intellectual development of student-athletes without regard to gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The department supports equitable opportunity for all student-athletes and staff including women and minorities. This is as defined under Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights.

High quality athletics can make a valuable contribution to the college. Recognition by the community, students, faculty, administration, and alumni are all important factors for doing well, but the emphasis should be placed on the quality of the experience for those who are participating.

The development of sportsmanship, perseverance, values, character, teamwork, time management, and a desire to perform at the highest level are just some of the benefits of this collegiate program.

It is the objective of this college that all intercollegiate activities be performed at its highest level and be conducted with sound educational practice. All events should be conducted under the policies of the conference, state, region, and national organizations in which the college is affiliated.

Miles Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region IX, and the Mon-Dak Conference as well as the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). We offer Baseball, Men’s and Women's Basketball, Men’s and Women's Golf, and Men’s and Women's Rodeo.

Athletics at Miles Community College will provide a wholesome atmosphere for sportsmanship, competition, entertainment, and academic achievement steeped in tradition.