North Greenville University
ATHLETICS POLICY REGARDING
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

North Greenville University student-athletes, coaches and all athletic personnel are direct representatives of the university and therefore shall not display personal political viewpoints or protests while representing NGU at both home and away events.  Therefore all student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff while representing North Greenville University as a team will stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem.

Reference respect for the flag:  US Code Title 36, Subtitle I, Part A, Chapter 3 section 301:

(a)Designation.—The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.

(b)Conduct During Playing.—During a rendition of the national anthem—

(1) when the flag is displayed—

(A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;

(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and

(C) all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and

(2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

Refercence: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/36/301

North Greenville University athletic teams are not a platform for individual protests of any kind.

**Infractions of the above policies will result in game suspensions**