Student-Athlete Handbook

A Message from Director of Athletics Tom Brown...

Dear Gustavus Student-Athletes, 

Welcome to the Golden Gustie Athletic Family!

The Gustavus Adolphus Department of Athletics is grateful for the opportunity to help all of you reach your full potential as students, athletes, and people by empowering you to strive for excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in our communities.  We work to make your athletic experience at Gustavus Adolphus College both rewarding and enriching.  In doing so, we ask that you commit to upholding the mission and core values of the College and our department.

Gustavus Adolphus College is committed to the liberal arts philosophy and encourages you to be active in club and intramural sports, music, fine arts, student government and leadership organizations, among other extra and co-curricular activities in addition to your involvement in our varsity athletic programs.  Being a Division III student-athlete at Gustavus carries with it many responsibilities. Student-athletes are one of the largest and most visible groups in our college community.  Consequently, your decisions and actions have a profound impact on your teams, our department, and the campus.  You are, therefore, placed in a position that requires exemplary behavior, in and out of the competitive arena. As a Gustavus student-athlete you are responsible for understanding and complying with all bylaws and regulations of the NCAA and MIAC, as well as the rules and regulations of the Gustavus Adolphus College, our department of athletics and your individual sport programs.

We provide this handbook as a useful resource to guide you in your decision making, and to give you helpful information to assist you in having a fulfilling and positive student-athlete experience at Gustavus. We prioritize and value open and honest communication surrounding the material in this handbook and your actions related to it, and our coaches and administrators commit to supporting you throughout your time in our programs, and beyond.     

We are thrilled to have you as a member of the Golden Gustie Athletic Family. It is truly a special community. We wish you all the best this academic year, and hope you and your teams enjoy great success on and off the field of play.


Tom Brown

Director of Athletics