Montgomery College believes athletics provides a unique contribution to the overall College curriculum in that it promotes growth, awareness towards leadership, character, physical fitness, the importance for life-long participation in physical activity, and enhances the total development and the higher education experience for those who engage in the sports and activities provided. Montgomery College supports the need for encouraging the development of programs for the highly skilled student-athlete and will promote a variety of programs, support services and activities, which are necessary to meet the needs of these student-athletes. Montgomery College is supportive and complies with the regulations of Title IX, offering equal opportunity for all student athletes. It is the philosophy of the College to strive to maintain the optimum level of teaching and support from the community, Board of Trustees, administration, faculties, staff and students. The implementation of the Code of Conduct and expectation of high academic and behavioral standards, contributes to an athletic experience of dignity and excellence. It is with this basic philosophy of purpose that Montgomery College operates to best accomplish and fulfill the goals of wholesome and desirable experiences for all participants as well as to offer the opportunity for student-athletes of the College to reach and fulfill their full athletic and academic potential.