Our mission is to educate, develop, and facilitate student-athletes through a culture of academic and athletic excellence, and help them develop into highly qualified well-rounded individuals.
Athletics, Intramurals & Recreation
Allegany College of Maryland offers an athletic program of intercollegiate and intramural sports activities.Allegany College of Maryland is a member of the Maryland JUCO Conference, which is composed of member institutions of junior colleges throughout the State and Region XX, which comprises Maryland, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania junior colleges. Allegany College of Maryland plays a full schedule of intercollegiate competition in basketball (mens and womens),volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, and golf. The newly remodeled and expanded Physical Education Building provides excellent facilities in support of athletics and physical education instruction. Bob Kirk Arena is the home court for basketball and volleyball teams. The large swimming pool is the site of aquatics activities. The Fitness Center holds a full complement of cardio equipment,such as treadmills, stair climbers and elliptical trainers, as well as free weights and a complete circuit of Nautilus machines. Outdoor on the Cumberland campus are tennis courts, running/walking tracks, andplaying fields for intramural sports. The College provides a variety of competitive athletic activities andencourages student participation in its sports programs.
Students who have an interest in playing a sport not currently offered may contact Athletics.
Eligibility Rules of NJCAA Intercollegiate Athletics (not inclusive)
- A student must be making satisfactory progress within an approved college program or course as listed in the College Catalog. (Developmental courses count toward satisfactory progress. Repeated courses can only be counted once.)
- Students must maintain 12 hours during each term of athletic participation.
- To be eligible the second semester of participation, a student must have passed at least 12 credit hours with a 2.00 G.P.A. or higher.
- Prior to a second season of participation, a student must have passed and accumulated 24 hours with a 2.00 G.P.A. or higher.
- After the third semester of the sophomore year, a student must maintain either a 2.00 G.P.A. on 12 hours the third semester or accumulated a 2.00 G.P.A. on 36 hours.
- Eligibility for a former Allegany College of Maryland student or a transfer student is determined on the basis of previous academic record.
- A student may participate in athletics for two seasons at the junior college level.
- An annual medical examination by a Physician is required.
(Team managers are exempt from the above requirements.)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:"No person in the United States shall, on the bases of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."The United States Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights which is responsible for enforcing Title IX. Allegany College of Maryland's Title IX representative is Dr. Renee Conner, Dean of Student & LegalAffairs.