The University of Rhode Island Department of Athletics will be nationally recognized for excellence in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
The mission of the Department of Athletics is to provide experiences that are consistent with the mission of the University and the NCAA Division I philosophy. The Department provides opportunities for student-athletes that encourage the pursuit of commitment, teamwork, competitive success, development of personal character, and leadership skills. We maintain an environment that values academic achievement, integrity, diversity, gender equity, and sound fiscal management. URI Athletics strives to provide quality programs that cultivate an exciting atmosphere for the University and the community.