Wittenberg Athletic Eligibility Policy
Participating in athletics at Wittenberg University is a privilege all students must earn.
Maintaining good academic standing and making satisfactory progress towards a degree are two
essential academic goals each student must achieve to graduate. To help support the academic
process the athletic department has established a minimum grade point average needed for
athletic eligibility. The athletic standard established is similar to the university’s policy for good
Proposed Eligibility Policy: In order to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Wittenberg
University all students must adhere to the following standards:
• Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.75 if a student has acquired at least 24
• Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 1.85 if a student has acquired 36 credit
hours but less than 48 credit hours.
• Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 if a student has acquired 48 or more
If there are mitigating factors that a student feels has had a direct or indirect affect on his/her
academic performance, the student may present a written appeal to both of the Faculty Athletic
Representatives. The appeal must be endorsed by both Faculty Athletic Representatives in order
for the student-athlete’s eligibility to be reinstated.
For all first time first year entering students in the fall of 2009 this policy has an effective
immediately date. For all returning students this policy has an effective date beginning with the
first day of class in fall 2010.