The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at St. Bonaventure University is to complement and supplement the overall mission of the University with the utmost integrity through adherence to NCAA and conference bylaws. The intercollegiate program is committed to mentoring all student-athletes and enriching their intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth and development. The program strives to provide competitive opportunities to a diverse range of student-athletes at the conference, regional, and national levels while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The Department engenders support for the University among many constituents including students, faculty, alumni, friends, and local communities.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is nationally recognized for the academic and athletic excellence of its student-athletes and their collective commitment to fair play and sportsmanship embodied in the University's Franciscan heritage. The sports programs are competitive in the Atlantic 10 Conference as evidenced by their ability to consistently compete for conference tournament play and championships. The Department is a source of pride on campus, in local communities, and among St. Bonaventure Alumni not only because of its storied traditions, but also as a result of its commitment to excellence, emphasis on the University's core values, and its enhanced contribution to the University's success and vision.
Department Of Athletics Goals & Objectives
GOAL #1: Commitment to Education
All student-athletes should graduate. This goal will be achieved by:
GOAL #2: Commitment to Compliance
The program must be operated with strict respect for, and adherence to, all rules and regulations of governing agencies. This goal will be achieved by:
GOAL #3: Commitment to Athletic Excellence
Empower our student-athletes to reach their full athletic potential. This goal will be achieved by:
GOAL #4: Commitment to Student-Athlete Welfare
The Department of Athletics will mentor student-athletes to ensure that their experience at St. Bonaventure is a positive one and that they leave here prepared to make a responsible contribution to our world. This goal will be achieved by:
GOAL #5: Commitment to Service
All student-athletes, coaches and staff will actively participate in service and outreach programs. This goal will be achieved by:
GOAL #6: Commitment to Community
The Department of Athletics will strive to enhance the image and reputation of the University. This goal will be achieved by: