Values and Commitments
I. Education and enrichment of the student-athlete
The department values competitive and athletic and academic experiences that foster self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, effective communication skills, and an appreciation for life-long learning.
II. Integrity in all aspects of behavior
The highest level of excellence and integrity shall characterize every aspect of policy, performance and programs in the department. All participants in the department shall be expected to exemplify impeccable integrity - be they student-athletes, coaching staff, administrative professionals or support staff.
III. Fiscal responsibility
It is a fundamental tenet that the department shall at all times maintain a fiscally responsible and economically sound structure that provides the optimal environment for student-athlete success within budgetary parameters.
IV. Innovation in approach and spirit
In order to meet its goals and develop a problem-solving orientation, the department is dedicated to encouraging innovation and creativity as core values.
V. Respect for the individual
The department values diversity in its people, whether that diversity is expressed by heritage, race, belief, sexual orientation, or gender, and recognizes the need to work as a team while valuing each individual's self-worth.
VI. Valuing our heritage
The department is committed to championship caliber athletic achievement and the on-going enhancement of the traditions of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Iowa, including leadership, individual and team achievement, and intense pride and loyalty.
The department must strive to enhance the overall mission of the University of Iowa through competitive excellence, academic achievement, and an on-going commitment to service.
The department will continue its long history of conference and national leadership through a commitment to leading-edge involvement in issues of relevance to intercollegiate athletics.