|OU Athletics Department
"Inspiring Champions Today and
Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow," forms the foundation
for every decision made by the OU Athletics Department.
Our coaches and staff are committed to making this
mission statement a reality in all of our endeavors.
Our student-athletes only have to look at those who
have come before to understand that at the University
of Oklahoma, mission statements are truly what dictate
our decisions; they are not just empty words on a banner.
OU Athletics Department
McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics
180 W Brooks, Norman, OK 73019
The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department inspires champions today and prepares
leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment
to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest
academic, athletic and personal aspirations.
Passion for Excellence
Respect & Responsibility for Self & Others
Appreciation for and Encouragement of Gender & Cultural
The University of Oklahoma Department of Athletics
promotes excellence in athletics without compromising
excellence in academics or integrity in its commitment
to rules or conduct. Student-athletes are encouraged
by the coaching and administrative staff to maintain
a balance between athletics, academics, and the social
aspects of college.
It is believed that athletic participation gives an
added dimension to the student's overall college experience
and provides an opportunity for social, moral, emotional,
and cultural growth and development.
The athletic programs strive to create traits that
once acquired will carry over and benefit student-athletes
in their personal and professional endeavors. OU maintains
a tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics.
The Department of Athletics continues to uphold this
tradition by striving to make each athletic team and
individual of championship caliber. Its staff members
work to instill in student-athletes an appreciation
for hard work, perseverance, and pride in accomplishment.
It is believed these attributes will be utilized throughout
the student-athlete's life.
Based on the above philosophy and mission statement,
the Department of Athletics operates under the following
principles in pursuit of excellence in all endeavors:
To support student-athletes in achieving academic,
athletic, and personal aspirations through the use
of all financial, physical, and human resources. To
identify and maintain a coaching staff committed to
the best in athletic instruction, program management,
support of academic mission, integrity, and possessing
the ability to motivate, inspire and support the student-athlete.
To sponsor sport programs consistent with the requirements
of the NCAA, Big Twelve Conference, and the University
of Oklahoma. To produce athletic teams of national
championship caliber engendering pride to the University
and State of Oklahoma.
To adhere to the letter and spirit of the rules and
regulations set forth by the University of Oklahoma,
NCAA, The Big Twelve Conference, and all local, state,
and federal laws. To adhere to the OU principles of
equal opportunity in programs and employment.
To provide programs and training for the safety and
welfare of all student-athletes, staff, spectators,
and others related to Department activities and events.
To exercise fiscal responsibility throughout the Athletics
To positively and effectively communicate accomplishments,
activities, and events that engages our constituents
in active participation in response to our programs.
To provide the opportunity and encourage service to
To respect and appreciate the variety of constituents
who have a stake in the success of our mission. To
foster a positive relationship among those who have
a stake in the success of our mission to include but
are not limited to:
The University Community
Alumni (including former Student-Athletes)
The Student Body
The Conference Office and Game Officials