The Ethos of Oakland University Athletics:

Statement of Belief

Oakland Golden Grizzlies Athletics will provide a first-class experience for student-athletes and promote an environment that fosters success in the classroom, in competition, and in the community, while maintaining a focus that is consistent with University objectives for excellence in all areas:


• Create and maintain an environment that encourages personal and professional growth, and the pursuit of knowledge, while advancing University and Athletics goals;


• Be innovative and creative to consistently seek once unimaginable accomplishments by utilizing a forward-thinking mindset;

• Reinforce a positive image of Oakland University and metro Detroit on the regional and national stage;


• Commit to the principles of fiscal responsibility and efficiency, gender equity, diversity and good sporting conduct by all coaches, administrative staff and student-athletes and;


• Have a positive attitude and give maximum effort in trying to achieve the broader University mission statement and values while providing a welcoming environment and be relationship oriented when interacting with University students, faculty, staff, alumni, sponsors, donors and friends.

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