At UC Davis, student-athletes strive for athletic excellence in the context of academic success.
The intercollegiate athletics (ICA) program is an integral part of the total educational process and a vital part of the human development of young men and women. Primary focus is placed on the participants of sport programs in an effort to realize their fullest potential, both academically and athletically. A secondary objective is to provide a source of entertainment and positive esprit de corps for the general student population, the university community, alumni, and fans of Aggie Athletics.
The ICA program strives to make a significant contribution to the physical, moral, and social development of the students who participate. The program encourages student-athletes to set and achieve goals, build relationships, communicate effectively, respect and appreciate differences in others, and become leaders. The ICA program promotes the academic effort of its student-athletes and will continue to strive for measures of academic success and graduation rates that meet or exceed that of the general campus.
Intercollegiate athletics attempts to strengthen the integration of its objectives with the academic and developmental objectives of the university while maintaining a program of academic and athletic excellence; where students are supported in their efforts to reach the highest level of performance by providing them with adequate to outstanding facilities, quality coaching, appropriate support of health and wellness needs, and competitive opportunities with students from similar institutions.
To ensure the best possible program for student-athletes and the university community, the ICA program is committed to the principles of fair play and amateur athletics through ethical conduct, responsible management, and fiscal integrity. The campus is fully committed to the equitable allocation of resources and opportunities based on gender to ensure that equal emphasis is placed on men's and women's sports.