Code of Conduct
Canisius High School seeks to provide an environment in which the students are assisted in understanding themselves physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The school endeavors to develop the students to be Christian leaders and understand how to use this learned behavior as an example for others. The environment of such an undertaking is characterized by a concern for the individual and his understanding of the relationship with other members of his team. The coaches of Canisius High School must understand the instruments available to them for teaching their students: the preamble to the JSEA and the Graduate-at-Graduation document.
The Canisius Student Within the Ignation Philsophy
The philosophy that guides the Canisius Athletics program has been shaped by the school’s Graduate-at-Graduation document. As the program exists because of and for the students, the purpose of the programs must be defined through the effects upon the students; goals and objectives must focus on the product of participation – the Canisius student.
• OPEN TO GROWTH – Through participation in athletics, the Canisius student matures as a person – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually – to a degree that reflects a conscious responsibility for his growth. Participation in athletics begins as a personal choice and continues as an opportunity for the student to develop his body, mind, feelings, and spiritual consciousness always realizing that the ability to participate stems from a gift of God.
• INTELLECTUALLY COMPETENT – Through participation in athletics, the Canisius student exhibits a progression of physical and mental skills. While the physical and mental skills required of a specific sport are as varied as the activity themselves, the need for integration of mind and body in competition remains common to all Canisius students.
• RELIGIOUS – Athletics at Canisius includes a religious dimension that should permeate the student’s life; thus, through participation in extracurricular, the student finds these activities to be an instrument that can lead him closer to God. The student at Canisius manifests a fundamental orientation toward God in his relationship with his team and the larger community.
• LOVING – As a child of God, the Canisius student is known and loved by God. That love invites a personal response which is an expression of movement within the human heart beyond self-interest or self-centeredness to relationships that insist upon individual care and concern for each person associated with his team.
• COMMITTED TO DOING JUSTICE – Participation in Canisius Athletics must not be for selfish reasons or for merely personal satisfaction; rather, such participation and commitment should prepare the student for further participation and an active life commitment in the church and community in the service of others.
Canisius High School athletic teams must seek to encourage, instill, and foster such growth and development in its students.
Canisius Crew Code of Conduct
- All Crew Team members are expected to treat all team members and coaches with respect and courtesy.
- Experienced rowers are to set the example for younger (novice) rowers and help all novice rowers learn the basics of training, racing, and general rowing protocol.
- All Crew Team members are expected to attend and participate in practices and races to the best of his mental and physical ability.
- Rowers MUST notify coaches directly (via email) prior to any absences from practice.
- All Crew Team members are considered ”at crew” on the way to and from practice either when driving or on the bus, this includes time while waiting at school or Boathouse for the bus/rides.
- At regattas, all Crew Team members must act responsibly and in accordance to the Student and Athletic Handbook at ALL times, this includes, but not limited to behavior in hotels and at dinners. Athletes are not permitted to leave a regatta unless they obtain permission from their respective Head Coach (Freshmen or Varsity).
- Speed limit in the Boathouse parking lot is 5 mph. Care must be given when pulling out of the parking lot onto Ohio Street. Parking is to be in designated areas as identified by the coaches.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
CHS Spectator Conduct
Canisius High School is proud of its tremendous school spirit, a spirit that is noted by anyone who visits the school, or any of our athletic contests. As the players on the field have a responsibility to do their very best, so also do the fans in the stands. Fan support is best when it is loud and positive; it should also be good-natured and sportsmanlike.
Booing, taunting or deriding an opposing player or fan or a game official is unacceptable on any field or in any gym. Cheers, chants, or signs or gestures that are obscene, mocking or derogatory are not reflective of the spirit for which we are famous and should never be heard, nor seen from a Canisius cheering section. The Dean will meet with any student when his behavior before, during or after a game serves to discredit or to embarrass the school in any way. Serious offenses can lead to prohibition from future attendance at events, suspension, and possibly, expulsion. Athletes are responsible for displaying sportsmanship and representing Canisius High School in a way that reflects positively on the school community.