Location: ASRC-Level 4

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Telephone: (304)336-8046

Fax: (304)336-8304

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

www.hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program is an integral part of the institution’s total educational mission. Men’s and women’s sports are offered, providing diverse opportunities to accommodate students’ needs and varying interests (football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, women’s softball, men’s baseball, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s golf, and women’s soccer).

The University belongs to the 12-member Mountain East Conference (MEC), as well as Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Athletic-related aid is available to a limited number of participants who qualify.

The philosophy of West Liberty University Athletics embraces the concepts of the “student-athlete” being a “student” first as well as the principles of gender equity and requirements of Title IX. The physical and mental welfare of the student-athlete is of the highest importance. Fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized along with strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the MEC and the NCAA.

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, approved by Congress in 1994, requires that all co-educational institutions of higher education provide annual information pertaining to its athletics program, specifically operating expenses and persistence rates certified by the NCAA. These are updated annually and are available for inspection in the Athletics Department office located in the Academic, Sports, and Recreation Complex.

Services Available to Student-Athletes

  • Athletic training clinics and athletic injury assessment, referral, rehabilitation programs and counseling on sports medicine issues – Athletic training clinic level 2 of the ASRC
  • Academic counseling for athletes – assistance in planning classes, accessing tutoring services and eligibility requirements
  • NCAA and MEC compliance service – initial and continuing eligibility rules compliance and athletic financial aid questions. The compliance Office is located on the 4th Floor of the ASRC
  • Individuals instructed in athletic participation should contact the head coach in the respective sport
  • A limited number of internships in athletics are available through the College of Business for Sports Management majors-contact the Dean of the College of Business for additional information.