The Heidelberg University athletic department places the highest priority on the overall quality of the student-athlete’s educational experience and on the successful completion of their academic programs. In doing so, we strive to operate in harmony with the academic atmosphere of the university.
Heidelberg athletics is an important part of the college’s community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction. Recognizing that students have needs and interests outside the classroom, the athletic program is committed to providing opportunities of participation that enhance the educational experience. The athletic experience should promote attitudes of integrity, sportsmanship, and respect for others.
The athletic department should be operated in a manner designed to protect the health and welfare of the student-athlete. The department should strive for equitable opportunities for males and females and should support ethnic and gender diversity for all constituents.