Our Mission

     The University at Albany Department of Athletics and Recreation will provide an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program for men and women committed to support the educational mission of the university.  The department will strive to achieve excellence within intercollegiate competition at the highest level with deference to a continued commitment to fairness and integrity.

 

     The Department of Athletics will accomplish this mission through its commitment to the following endeavors:

 

  • Provide an equitable, balanced and broad-based athletics program for all student-athlete participants and the University at Albany community.
  • Recruit a diverse group of student-athletes who represent the institution, the department and themselves in an outstanding manner as they pursue a high level of academic and athletic achievement.
  • Identify, pursue and hire a diverse and qualified staff of coaches and administrators to ensure achievement, individual physical and emotional health as well as lifelong welfare of student-athletes.
  • Operate a fiscally sound, equitable and responsible budget.
  • Comply with the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), America East Conference, Northeast Conference and the University at Albany.
  •  Pursue the development, construction, and maintenance of facilities that are functional, aesthetically consistent with other university facilities, safe and comfortable for student-athlete participants, staff, spectators and community users.
  • Create revenue streams through the expansion of philanthropic giving, broadcast properties, corporate sponsorships, merchandising and a competitively priced ticketing structure.
  • Provide entertainment options to the Capital Region and the University Community.
  • Utilize modes of electronic media and technology to enhance the position of the university and the department to include more local, regional, national and global exposure.
  • Support the educational component of the University by providing practicums, internships and graduate assistantships.
  • Extend optimum efforts by fostering and rewarding vision, creativity and innovation.
  • Understand the value of teamwork and acknowledge our respect of and commitment to each other.  We understand the importance of timely, complete and accurate communication.