Fan Expectations

The Inland Empire Athletic Conference and College of the Desert are committed to character driven athletics with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship. To that end, the Inland Empire Athletic Conference and College of the Desert have developed an extensive character-driven initiative designed to raise awareness to the importance of good sportsmanship and encourage positive behavior at all athletic events.

Sportsmanship is following the rules, etiquette and positive spirit of competition. College of the Desert and visiting fans can display outstanding sportsmanship by treating teams, all fans, and game officials with respect and dignity and allowing the contest to play out on the field or court, not in the stands.

We ask for you cooperation in demonstrating outstanding sportsmanship at Inland Empire Athletic Conference contests both home and away. Your display of outstanding sportsmanship will have a positive impact on College of the Desert athletics and the experiences of the participating student athletes.

Cordially,
Gary Plunkett, COD Director of Kinesiology and Athletics
Tony Lipold, Inland Empire Athletic Conference Commissioner