The Double Standard for The College Athlete In today’s college atmosphere equality is stressed but is there a double standard for the college student/athlete. In the paper I will briefly outline the various ways college athletes are among the chosen ones in the college realm. The differences are apparent from the beginning. Basically the college athlete is given an open door. When a regular student chooses a college he will apply, pay the app. Fee, and then hope his credentials are good enough. From the athlete’s perspective it is very different they earn their entrance with athletic skill. Athletes are selected they do not hunt for a school. All fees are usually waived and then they are buttered up so they will except the institutions offer. This is just the beginning. priority! All student athlethes receive priority over the general students. When it comes to housing Athletes are put together and given the newest, sometimes even special separated housing. Then the common student is left to fend for his or her self. The class selection is also
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Hickman during the Spring '08 term at Ivy Tech Community College.