Athletic Policies

Athletic Philosophy

Monmouth College considers the intercollegiate athletic program to be an integral part of the total educational experience.

Subscribing to a “sound mind in a sound body concept,” the college recognizes the significant contribution of recreation, intramural and intercollegiate athletics to the development of male and female students. From a relaxed recreational program to the very rigorous intercollegiate program, Monmouth students can experience a wide range of athletic opportunities.

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities for all its students. It is the goal of the college to provide experiences that will allow men and women to achieve their maximum potential in both academic and athletic endeavors. A Monmouth College student who meets the requirements for full time enrollment at the College (and is enrolled) is considered by Monmouth College to be in good standing with respect to participation in all campus activities.

The health and welfare of our students is paramount. Athletic opportunities are provided in a context that fosters character development, safe participation, value enhancement and academic achievement. The education and development of the whole person is our fundamental commitment.

The college firmly adheres to the spirit and intent of the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference. The College, while integrating the mandates established by both organizations, retains institutional control. All policies, rules, and regulations are reviewed regularly by responsible faculty and administrative personnel.

Athletic Facilities

The Department of Intramurals and Rec. Sports recognizes that there are a wide variety of groups and individuals on campus with a desire to participate in recreational activities. The Department has established the following policies and procedures to help ensure the safest and most efficient utilization of available facilities.

General use guidelines for all facilities

  • No gum, sunflower seeds or tobacco of any kind
  • No golf clubs or other implements that can harm turf
  • No alcohol
  • No glass
  • Only behavior that is mindful of the safety of other athletes and recreational sport participants

Informal use

The following facilities are available for informal use by students, faculty and staff when varsity athletic contests or practices and recreational or intramural sports competitions are not scheduled.

Schedules can be accessed on the Athletics website and should be reviewed prior to play to avoid unnecessary interruptions and conflicts.

Indoor - Huff Athletic Center

  • Courts
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track
  • Trotter Health and Fitness Center
  • Pool


  • Tennis Courts
  • Sand Volleyball
  • LeSuer Walking Trails
  • Recreation and Practice Fields
  • Zorn Stadium*
  • Bobby Woll Football Field
  • Bobby Woll Track

Formal use - Reservation Only

The following facilities are available for use by students, faculty and staff by reservation only. Reservation Request forms are available on the Calendar Request Form website and also from the Huff Athletic Office located in the Barnes Educational Wing of the Huff Athletic Center.

  • Huff Athletic Center
  • Glennie Gymnasium
  • MC Softball Field
  • Peacock Park
  • Soccer Fields
  • Soccer Practice Fields

The following facility is not available for recreational use

  • Peacock Park
  • Glasgow Baseball Field

Cheerleading Safety

The Monmouth College cheerleading squad will adhere to the following safety guidelines implemented by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA).

The following skills are prohibited at basketball and indoor courts under the safety rules:

  • Basket tosses, elevator tosses, and other similar multi-based tosses
  • Partner stunts in which the base uses only one arm to support the top person
  • Flips or twists into or from partner stunts
  • Two-and-one-half person high pyramids
  • Twisting tumbling skills

Monmouth College will extend this policy to include outdoor athletic venues, both home and away.

These safety rules will also be applied to any exhibition performances, including the Homecoming Sprit Shout.