Core Principles Guide Intercollegiate Athletics at UC Davis
July 17, 2007
When UC Davis embarked in 2003 on its transition from Division II to Division I athletics, campus officials established eight core principles to guide the campus through the process and future Division I competition:
- UC Davis must offer a program that does not compromise the university's focus on the academic integrity of student-athletes.
- Admissions and graduation standards must in no way be specially altered or amended for student-athletes.
- There can be no "tiering" among UC Davis sports, with some sports and their athletes receiving a better standard of treatment than others.
- UC Davis cannot retreat from its Title IX (gender equity) progress, but must continue to expand its efforts and compliance.
- UC Davis cannot reduce its broad-based program, but rather must seek to add sports.
- The athletics program cannot depend for its financial survival on its record of wins and losses.
- Permanent core funding must come from students and the institution, rather than from a dependency on external sources.
- The athletics department at UC Davis must maintain a formal connection to the mission of the university, including preserving the current teacher/coach role.
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