Spectator, Sportsmanship, and Conduct Policy

Franciscan University of Steubenville promotes sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. Spectator participation enables students and visitors to identify with the University and develop pride and loyalty. The spectators attending University athletic events are expected to maintain an environment of respect, dignity, and civility. We expect all spectators to support the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, taunting, trash talk, or any other form of disrespectful action directed toward the officials, student-athletes, coaches, team representatives, or other spectators will not be tolerated.

Artificial Noise and Signs

Artificial noisemakers, air horns, drums, etc. shall not be permitted, and such instruments shall be removed from the playing and spectator areas. All signage must be properly located and pre-approved by the Athletics Office. Bands or any component thereof shall not play while the game is in progress.

Sales and Solicitation

The sale or distribution of newspapers, handbills, candy, food, raffles, fliers, memorabilia, or promotional materials at the site of an athletic event without the advance written approval of the Franciscan University vending committee is prohibited.


Alcoholic beverages shall not be sold or otherwise made available for public consumption at any athletic event sponsored by or administered by the University, nor shall any such beverages be brought to the site during such an event.

Supervisory Authority

A student Game Day Supervisor (GDS) and a professional staff Athletic Department Representative (ADR) shall be on site at each contest and are responsible for enforcing these policies.