Athletics Philosophy Statement

Athletic Director Vinnie Eruzione

Athletics Philosophy Statement

The Intercollegiate Athletic program at Curry College places its highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience. This involves the integration of objectives and programs in athletics with academic developmental objectives. This is consistent with the mission of the College, to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

The athletic program seeks to provide competition for men and women who have come to the college for both educational and athletics opportunities. Through this competition, the program provides the means for those involved to come to know themselves and to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. During this process, the College is vigilant in monitoring the overall health and well-being of its student-athletes.

At all times, the program adheres to the principles of fair play and of amateur athletic competition as defined by NCAA legislation. The College also holds its coaches, administrators and student-athletes to the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

Participation in the athletic program is encouraged by maximizing the number and variety of athletic opportunities in varsity, club and intramural sports. Sports for men and women are given equal emphasis and the desired quality of competition is similar in all sports. In responding to participant interest, sports are not downgraded or given special status. Primary emphasis is given to in-season competition, but exceptional teams and individuals may be encouraged through postseason championships. Students are supported in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with adequate facilities, competent coaching and appropriate competitive opportunities with students from similar institutions.

- Vinnie Eruzione, Athletic Director