In the pursuit of excellence,
the Athletic Department strives to be the most innovative and successful
athletic program in the prestigious New England Small College Athletic
Conference (NESCAC) and a leader at the national level. Wesleyan University
pursues excellence in all of its programs. Athletics, as an integral part of the
overall educational process, is uniquely positioned to enhance a liberal arts
education. Wesleyan coaches share the same goal as the entire Wesleyan
community: to transform the lives of our students. To achieve this goal, the
University is committed to support our highly trained and dedicated
faculty-coaches who practice their craft in state-of-the-art facilities.
The Wesleyan Athletic Department supports a broad range of intercollegiate teams
that encourage scholar-athletes to develop their skills and themselves to their
full potential and to benefit from the lessons learned from perseverance,
competition, sacrifice and teamwork. The University believes that successful
intercollegiate teams serve to build a sense of spirit and community on campus
and are a source of institutional pride for our alumni. Wesleyan's commitment
extends to all intercollegiate athletic activities for women and men’s sports
and benefits from all admissions decisions being made without regard to
The Athletic Department also provides a wide array of health and wellness
courses and lifetime skill activities that encourage students to develop the
habit of leading healthy and balanced lives.
Wesleyan University prepares
students to face a rapidly changing world with confidence and a sense of
responsibility to make the world a better place. To that end, the Athletic
Department views its interactions with students as opportunities to help them
discover, develop and test their skills to create positive change. Through the
pursuit of healthy habits and participation in competitive intercollegiate
athletics, Wesleyan scholar-athletes embrace the level of commitment necessary
to achieve their individual goals, aware of the need to bring out the best in
others, successful on the field of play and in the classroom and practiced in
the art of leadership. It is, in fact, the University's expectation that the men
and women who participate in our athletic program will be exceptionally prepared
to excel, contribute, and lead in their communities and beyond.
Wesleyan University Athletic Department Value Statement
In order to achieve our institutional mission and have successful
athletic teams, Wesleyan scholar-athletes are guided by core values:
Teamwork: We work collaboratively and we work hard in a
Respect: We respect ourselves and others and embrace our
Balance: We commit ourselves to our athletic endeavors
while recognizing the importance of academic pursuits and community involvement.
Accountability: We hold ourselves and each other
accountable for our words and our actions.
Citizenship: We are responsible, caring, and active
citizens within and beyond the Wesleyan community.
Integrity: We have a high regard for truth, play according
to the rules, strive to act in ethical ways and are sincere in our actions.
Humility: We are grateful for our opportunities and mindful
that our participation in athletics is a privilege and not an entitlement.
Sportsmanship: We are gracious competitors regardless of
the final score and conduct ourselves with dignity under pressure and in the
face of adversity.