The WIAC and UW Oshkosh considers good sportsmanship and ethical conduct to be essential foundations for the conduct of intercollegiate athletics. The WIAC and UW Oshkosh is committed to promoting excellence in academics and athletics…excellence as manifested in an environment of sportsmanship, fair play, and ethical conduct.
It is a fundamental value within the WIAC and UW Oshkosh that winning, or at least striving to win, and sportsmanship/ethical conduct are not exclusive goals. Rather, they are very compatible and complimentary goals.
The WIAC and UW Oshkosh views participation in intercollegiate athletics and attendance at campus athletics events as privileges that can and will be revoked when such action is deemed appropriate.
Individuals who choose to compete outside the acceptable norms of sportsmanship and ethical conduct may achieve temporary success. However, their achievements will not serve them well in the long-term inasmuch as any success that is realized will forever be tainted by the knowledge that it was gained in the absence of fair play and/or sportsmanship.
Sportsmanship is everyone’s responsibility—do your part to keep the WIAC “A Conference of Character”.