University of Rhode Island Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

We will lead a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program that positively influences our student-athletes, aligns with the mission of the University, and demonstrates its value to the University of Rhode Island by enhancing its local, regional and national reputation.

Vision Statement

The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics will be a model athletics program, nationally recognized for creating champions in the classroom, in competition, and in life.

Core Values

  • Student-Athlete Well-Being: We will develop successful student-athletes by prioritizing their academic success, health, safety and personal growth.
  • Integrity: We will embody honesty and sportsmanship, and commit to the highest standards in our professional and personal conduct.
  • Stewardship: We will be responsible stewards of the aspirations of our student-athletes; the resources we manage; and the reputation of our athletic programs, the University, and the State of Rhode Island.
  • Respect: We will treat all people with dignity and embrace the University’s principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.