Compliance for Student-Athletes

San Joaquin Delta College is a member of the Big 8 Conference in the following intercollegiate sports:  Baseball, Men and Women’s Basketball, Men and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women's Golf, Men and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men and Women’s Track and Field, Women’s Volleyball, Men and Women’s Water Polo, and Wrestling. San Joaquin Delta College football is a member of the Northern California Football Association. In order to be eligible a student must adhere to the California Community College Athletic Constitution, Big 8 Conference and NCFA eligibility rules and regulations. The following is a summary of eligibility regulations:

In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must be actively enrolled in a minimum of 12 units during the season of sport and 9 of those units must be “academic" and complete a Student Education Plan.  Such eligibility is required for non-conference, conference, and post-conference participation.

In order to continue athletic participation in any sport, the student-athlete must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average in accredited post-secondary course work computed since the start of the semester of first participation. 

To be eligible, for the second season of competition, the student-athlete must complete and pass 24 semester units with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. These units must be completed prior to the beginning of the semester of the second season of competition. All units must be completed and passed at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

A student transferring for academic or athletic participation, who has previously participated in intercollegiate athletics at another California Community College, must complete 12 units in residence prior to the beginning of the semester of competition. A maximum of 8 units may be earned during the summer session.

The 12 unit residency rule for previous participants will be waived for a student-athlete who has not competed at a postsecondary institution in the past five years.

In meeting the unit requirements, courses in which grades of D, F, or NC were received may be repeated. Under special circumstances, courses that have been completed with a grade of “C” or better may be repeated; however, the units will not be counted.

Student athletes who plan to transfer prior to receiving an AA degree should meet with the athletic counselor and verify eligibility status for transfer based on past work and test scores from high school. Those students who wish to seek financial assistance and be eligible for competition must meet minimum NCAA requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the college to which they wish to transfer.

San Joaquin Delta College observes all recruiting regulations of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), the governing body of California Community College intercollegiate athletics. In accordance with these regulations, athletic recruitment of any individual residing outside the College’s recruiting boundaries is prohibited. Likewise, any student of another California Community College, regardless of residence, shall not be athletically recruited. San Joaquin Delta College recruiting area is composed of San Joaquin County and the neighboring community college districts that share a common boundary. Student athletes who reside outside the recruiting boundaries of San Joaquin Delta College must make “first contact” with the College (see CCCAA Bylaws for more information).  Please call the San Joaquin Delta College Athletic Office at (209) 954-5194 for more information on athletic eligibility.