Disciplinary Policy

Criteria for Disciplinary Action

The following breaches in behavior are subject to discipline under the following policy:

  • Unprofessional Behavior while representing Alfred University Athletic Training Program
  • Breach of Duty including but not limited to unexcused Clinical Absences and/or Chronic Tardiness
  • Academic Dishonesty including but not limited to plagiarism and/or falsifying hours
  • Any conduct unbecoming an Athletic Trainer including but not limited to sexual harassment and/or insubordination

Note: The Alfred University Athletic Training Department faculty/staff reserve the right to introduce disciplinary action with regards to any action and/or behavior that could be viewed as unprofessional, disrespectful, or inappropriate.

Disciplinary Action

Once the Alfred University Athletic Training Department has deemed an action and/or behavior inappropriate, the appropriate action will be initiated.

Following the first (1st) incident, the athletic training student will:

  1. Receive written and verbal warning and have a conference with the Program Director and/or Head Athletic Trainer;
  2. Have notation made in permanent athletic training file;
  3. Be reflected in athletic training student's subsequent evaluation and clinical experience grade.

Following the second (2nd) incident, the athletic training student will:

  1. Be suspended from his/her clinical assignment for one (1) week during which time the athletic training student will be assigned general training room duties;
  2. Have a conference with the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, and Head Athletic Trainer;
  3. Have notation made in permanent athletic training file;
  4. Be reflected in athletic training student's subsequent evaluation and clinical experience grade.

Following the third (3rd) incident, the athletic training student will:

  1. Expulsion from the athletic training program, clinical assignment, and all athletic training room privileges revoked for a minimum of one (1) full semester, after which time if the Athletic Training Program Director/faculty allow the student to return, he/she must re-apply to and complete the application process for successful re-admission to the program;
  2. Have a conference with the Program Director, Head Athletic Trainer, and/or Academic Dean;
  3. Have notation made in permanent athletic training file;
  4. Be reflected in athletic training student's subsequent evaluation and clinical experience grade (a grade of F will be given for the clinical hours portion of the course).

Note: The Athletic Training Program faculty/staff reserve the right to determine the severity of each incident and determine the appropriate course of action.