"To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete"
The university is committed to continually improving the program, which is an integral part of campus life and a university focal point for building student and regional involvement and support. The Department of Athletics provides opportunities for students to utilize their athletic skills through competition at the appropriate intercollegiate level and to have the university represented by men and women whose conduct and sportsmanship reflect positively on the institution. It seeks to field disciplined and competitive athletic teams dedicated to observing applicable rules, to provide quality athletic training and medical support to intercollegiate athletes and to support the general welfare of student-athletes.
UNCW athletics works to foster a sense of personal responsibility by those who attend athletic events. The program insists upon a high ethical code of honor and respect from each of its athletes and personnel and adheres to the policies, rules and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association, the Colonial Athletic Association and the institution. The Department of Athletics is committed to complying with Title IX regulations and the promotion of affirmative action goals, emphasizing the recruitment of and opportunities for women and minority employees and student-athletes.
Department of Athletics
The Department of Athletics based upon and consistent with the purpose of the university encourages student scholarship and sportsmanship with emphasis placed on helping students make appropriate progress towards completion of their chosen academic degree program.
Academic integrity is a basic element of t athletic programming decisons, thus insuring that the eductional values, practices and mission of UNCW set the standards of the program. UNCW's athletic program is characterized by its quest for student excellence in competition and the academic setting.
UNCW Department of Athletics
The mission of the Department of Athletics, based upon and consistent with the purpose of the university, is to offer superior athletic programs that compete annually for Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA Division I academic and athletic honors.
The Department of Athletics is committed to being competitive at the conference and national level and adheres to the following core values in its quest for excellence:
Goals and Objectives
Create the most powerful learning experience possible for student-athletes.
Recruit, retain and develop quality coaches, administration and staff in appropriate numbers.
Embrace and enhance equity and diversity throughout the staff, sport programs, culture and community outreach activities.
Create an educational and athletic environment that promotes great sportsmanship and prepares student-athletes to become lifelong leaders.
Strengthen the athletic department’s community engagement and outreach activities.
Enhance the quality and well being of UNCW’s student-athlete experience while providing competitive oportunities in a safe environment.
Ensure adequate resources to achieve athletic department goals by increasing private giving and corporate partnership financial support
The Department of Athletics strives to provide students with an environment committed to successful and meaningful athletic and academic experiences, high quality coaches, dedicated support staff and administration to help them become better athletes, students, and citizens.