Student Activities Code of Conduct

This code of conduct applies to all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, such as, but not limited to:

  • Athletic Teams
  • Academic Teams
  • Extra-curricular Musical and Performing Groups 
  • Community Service Groups
  • Peer Leadership Activities
  • Teen Pep
  • Student Government
  • Club participants

Please check the Princeton High School Website for a complete list of all clubs, activities, and athletic teams.

Trustworthiness: I will be loyal, honest, reliable, and demonstrate integrity. 

Respect: I will show respect and be considerate of the property and feelings of others. I will live and participate in activities with class. I will be gracious in victory and in defeat. I will not engage in disrespectful conduct. 

Responsibility: I will commit to being a student first and foremost and commit to earning the best education I can. I will represent my school and my team or organization with honor. I will dedicate myself to all preparation and practice requirements for my activity. I will protect the integrity of my activity and will participate according to the rules.

Fairness: I will live up to the standards of fair play. I will be open-minded, never judgmental. I will always be willing to listen and learn. 

Caring: I will demonstrate concern for the ideas, feelings, experiences and beliefs of others.

Citizenship: I will be a positive role model and take pride in my school. 

Failure to comply with these positive character traits including but not limited to bullying, theft, verbal abuse, vandalism, unsportsmanlike behavior, cheating, or gambling, will result in a conference with the supervisor of your activity and/or Assistant Principal. Penalties for violations will be at the discretion of the school administration in consultation with the parties involved. 

I. Chemical Free Rules:

There will be no use or possession of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or drugs (except by physician’s prescription) in or out of school as outlined in PPSD Policy.

Violation of the Chemical Free Rules:

Use or possession of tobacco products; in addition to procedures outlined in the student handbook, the following sanctions will be applied: 
1st offense- counseling with the coach/advisor 
2nd offense- suspension for 1 day of activity (game, competition or event) 
3rd offense- suspension length determined by coach and/or assistant principal, with a minimum suspension of 1 game, competition or event 

Sanctions for use, distribution, or being under the influence of a substance will be guided by the district policy as outlined in the student handbook. In brief, the policy calls for suspension from school, a re-entry plan, and after returning to school a minimum of two weeks prohibition from public performances for first offenses. 

Each student found to have violated the alcohol or drug provisions of these training rules shall be referred to the District’s Student Assistance Coordinator. The counselor shall designate appropriate treatment. 

For a student’s second or third alcohol offense, the Student Assistance Coordinator may recommend that the student’s eligibility be restored upon certified completion of a designated treatment program and upon satisfactory completion of administrative re-entry protocols. 

All violations of the chemical free rules may jeopardize your leadership position and/or leadership awards for the team or organization. 

II. Initiation/Hazing

Hazing or initiation by students is prohibited by the Princeton Public Schools. Violation of this rule will result in suspension from your activity and possible removal from the team, organization or group. 

III. Participation

Students must fulfill the eligibility requirements set by the school district (For athletics - see student handbook). Students who are absent or suspended from school may not participate or practice in a game, meet or activity. You will be aware of and comply with specific individual rules set by your coach or advisor.

Procedural Notes

Alleged violations of the Code of Conduct that are brought to the attention of the school administration by any person who is not a school employee must be forwarded to the Athletic Director or advisor of the activity, in writing and signed by the person observing the alleged violation. Correspondence should include the names of individuals involved, the time, the place, and the nature of the violation. 

An advisor, team coach, head coach, or the Athletic Director may make the determination that a team-associated student has violated a guideline. 

All sanctions imposed for violations must be reviewed by the Assistant Principal prior to imposition.