A student must be properly enrolled in courses totaling at least twelve semester hours and must have made passing grades in at least twelve hours in the previous term in order to represent the McPherson College in any extra curricular activity or in deputation activities. (Normally, students should not represent the college if they were on the probation list at the end of the previous term.)

The college defines a sponsored trip or deputation as any individual or group officially representing McPherson College away from the campus. All College sponsored trips and deputations must be cleared with the College Advancement Office. All persons performing in music ensembles shall be approved by the Music Department and other persons taking part in a deputation program shall be approved by the department which they represent. The total deputation program shall be planned ahead, covering the entire year as much as possible, so as to avoid problems arising from an end of semester pile up of programs.

Eligibility rules of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) are followed for all students participating in athletic events.