Whittier College Athletics' Mission Statement
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The mission of Whittier College is fulfilled through the ideals of excellence, diversity, service, and community. The intercollegiate athletics program promotes optimal physical, emotional, and personal development in its student-athletes, supplements the classroom experience, and provides balance to academic life.
Participation in the maximum number and variety of athletics opportunities, with the best possible facilities, coaching personnel, and competitive opportunities, supports the mission of the College and is key to fulfilling its ideals.
The intercollegiate athletic program is integral to the institution and enhances the overall quality of the educational experience. Participation in the College's sports programs contributes to the academic success of its student-athletes, improves the quality of campus life by providing a shared entertainment and social activity for the campus community, and is a source of institutional pride.
The Whittier College intercollegiate athletic program competes at the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and abides by the principles of fair play and amateur athletics established by that organization.
The program recruits quality student-athletes regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, and prizes diversity in the composition of its teams. Equal emphasis is given to women's and men's sports and the desired quality of competition for all sports is to be matched with and to be competitive with the best Division III programs in the country.
Athletic excellence includes a focus on the student-athletes' academics and graduation. The intercollegiate athletic program aligns its objectives with the academic and developmental objectives of the College, integrates athletes with other students, and fosters a sense of community on the campus.
|Athletics Quick Facts|
|President||Dr. Sharon Herzberger|
|Athletic Director||Robert Coleman|
|Affiliation||NCAA Division III|
|Conference||Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|Western Water Polo Association|
|Colors||Purple & Gold|
|Men's Water Polo||1|
|Athletic Address||Graham Athletics Center|
|13847 Earlham Drive|
|Whittier, CA 90608|
|Athletics Phone||(562) 907-4271|