Peach Belt Conference & NCAA Division II

Game Environment Initiative

"The game-environment initiative is the primary tool in the effort to make Division II athletics contests more civil, comfortable and entertaining. More than just an effort to boost sportsmanship, the Division II game-environment platform is a broader sweep that addresses everything from student-athlete, coach and fan behavior to pep bands, healthy concessions and clean restrooms."

Click on the logo to visit the NCAA Game Environment website.

In April 2008, the president's of the Peach Belt Conference signed the above pledge making the PBC one of the first conferences in the nation to support the NCAA Division II Game Environment Initiative.  Read the article on the NCAA web site.

The pledge reads:

"The NCAA Division II Presidents and Chancellors affirm that athletics events should reflect the values of higher education and the mission of each institution. Division II emphasizes learning and development in a personal setting.  As chancellors and presidents, we are concerned about the uncivil behavior exhibited at college athletics contests and therby pledge to work together to make respectful, family-friendly events standard of the Division II experience. 

The following chancellors and presidents have affirmed this pledge on behalf of their Division II institutions:

  • Dr. Thomas Jones, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Dr. William Bloodworth, Augusta State University
  • Dr. Thomas Harden, Clayton State University
  • Dr. Frank Brown, Columbus State University
  • Dr. Fred Carter, Francis Marion University
  • Dr. Dorothy Leland, Georgia College & State University
  • Dr. Kendall Blanchard, Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Dr. Daniel Ball, Lander University
  • Dr. Allen Meadors, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Dr. David Potter, North Georgia College & State University
  • Dr. Thomas Hallman, University of South Carolina Aiken

To: All Friends and Fans of Peach Belt Conference Institutions

From: David R. Brunk, Commissioner

Re: Conference Sportsmanship Initiative

The Peach Belt Conference is committed to establishing itself as a national leader in intercollegiate athletics, with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The Conference, with the support of the Presidents/Chancellors and athletics administrators at all member institutions, has developed an extensive sportsmanship/game environment initiative designed to improve awareness and encourage positive behavior at all athletic events.

This letter is to ask for your assistance in our effort to make the Peach Belt Conference, its member institutions and student-athletes synonymous with class, dignity and honor both on and off the field of play. Your actions, both home and away, are extremely important to the image of your team and your institution. You can have a positive impact on the guests that visit your institution and the experiences of the participating student-athletes. Please adopt a philosophy of respect and responsibility and help your fellow fans do the same.

Thanks for your continued support of the Peach Belt Conference and this very important sportsmanship initiative. It is most appreciated.

The Peach Belt Conference……Where Sportsmanship Matters