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“As NCAA Division III student-athletes we commit ourselves to sportsmanship by demonstrating respect toward ourselves and others. This includes demonstrating fair play, taking responsibility for our actions and representing the spirit of Division III intercollegiate athletics. We encourage our teammates, opponents, fans, coaches and referees to help us in promoting this philosophy.”

— UAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee


The University Athletic Association is committed to excellence as manifested in an atmosphere of sportsmanship and fair play.

  • Sportsmanship is about demonstrating respect for opposing teams, coaches and fans, as well as officials. 
  • Competition and sportsmanship are not mutually exclusive...they are compatible and complementary goals. 
  • Sportsmanship is everyone’s responsibility.

In a unified effort to promote respect for student-athletes, coaches, and officials in intercollegiate athletics, the Division III Commissioners Association in partnership with the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee encourages all institutions and conferences as well as all student-athletes, coaches, and fans to pledge their commitment to our campaign to build positive spirit in the stands throughout Division III. The more who join, the stronger our impact will be.