Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement

In the spirit of a University that provides its students with educational opportunities both broad and deep, Brown is committed to sustaining one of the most wide-ranging NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports programs for men and women in the country.  The athletic program plays an essential role in teaching students to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity, make sacrifices, strive for excellence, persevere through adversity, and compete with dignity and pride while developing a commitment to teamwork and service to the community.

Brown believes strongly that its athletic program should represent the same level of excellence and diversity found throughout the University, thereby providing the opportunity and encouragement for each student-athlete to reach his/her fullest intellectual and athletic potential. The common goal among Brown's athletic administrators, coaching staff, and scholar athletes is to achieve success at the highest level possible while abiding by the standards of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct.  Moreover, the athletic program strives in providing equitable opportunities for women and minorities.  In sum, Brown expects to produce scholar-athletes whose performance in the classroom and on the fields of play are a reflection of the values of this institution.


Core Values

We are committed to the highest sense of integrity encompassing every aspect of our behavior as members of the Brown Community.  We strive for high moral character, honor, respect and honesty in all our actions realizing that the strength of a community is based on the integrity of its members.

Strength in Community
We are a community encompassing our teams, the athletic department, the
university, alumni, friends of Brown, and the surrounding Providence area. We serve as role models, mentors, and leaders seeking not only to teach others but also to learn from their diverse experiences.  We take pride in creating and fostering life enhancing reciprocal relationships, which lead to a strong and vibrant community.

Individual Responsibility for a Common Goal
For every group endeavor, each individual bears responsibility and plays an important role in reaching the common goal.

Education of Mind, Body, and Spirit
We are all students and our department thrives as a learning environment. We are committed to the education of the mind, body, and spirit and view these pursuits as inseparable.  We believe in the integrity of each individual.

Competitive Spirit
We use the competitive spirit and sportsmanship we develop as teammates to do our best to become the very best.  Our goal is to win and to excel at the highest level while acting and competing in a way that reflects our core values.

Pride in Brown
We are beneficiaries of a rich and living tradition forged by all the efforts of all those who have come before us.  Our personal and team triumphs add to the growing pride that we share with the Brown Community. Through leadership, school spirit, and devoted alumni, we build on the Brown tradition and instill a pride in Brown Athletics that remains throughout a lifetime.