I. Graduate Student-Athletes
Our first priority is to give student-athletes a quality education and the foundation for life after college. We must do all we can, within the rules, as an athletics department to give the young men and women representing our university every resource possible to allow them success in the classroom, leading to a degree from the University of Arizona.
II. Follow the Rules
ICA will know and operate within the codes of conduct established by the NCAA, the Pacific-12 Conference, The University of Arizona, and its internal principles. Paramount therein is to report infractions immediately to the appropriate officers. There is nothing more damaging to an intercollegiate athletics department than for it to face NCAA compliance issues. It can embarrass the university, ruin it competitively, hurt the student-athletes, create financial burdens and alienate the program from its alumni and fan base. Rules compliance must be adhered to at all times.
III. Represent the University and Athletics Department in a First-Class Manner
Too often intercollegiate athletics receives publicity for the wrong reasons. We want Arizona Athletics highlighted for the right reason. We also will represent ourselves externally with the community and alumni, and internally with the university, with integrity and honor. ICA embraces the NCAA’s “Principles of Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct” and believes that student-athletes, coaches, and staff should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility.
IV. Practice Sound Fiscal Management and Maximize Revenue Opportunities
The coaches and administration will have a budgeting system that is understood and followed so that the highest level of fiscal integrity can be maintained. It is important for the athletics program to strive to be self-sufficient and to also maximize revenue opportunities to insure growth within the Pacific-12 Conference.
V. Compete for Championships
It is the goal of every coach and student-athlete to compete for Pacific-12 and NCAA championships. As administrators, our work is to provide the support and resources needed to accomplish this goal. By working together with our time, energy and resources, we want and expect to compete for championships at the University of Arizona.
The University of Arizona Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) considers athletics to be an integral part of the University community and thus follows the University of Arizona's overall institutional mission. A commitment to excellence in athletics implies that ICA will provide exemplary leadership, appropriate facilities and support services to allow its student-athletes to compete at the highest level of intercollegiate competition, while providing assistance towards educational and academic progress objectives.
ICA serves as a window into the University of Arizona and recognizes its obligation to serve as a committed partner with the Tucson community. Administrators, coaches and student-athletes share a total commitment to abide by the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference and the institution.
ICA embraces the National Collegiate Athletic Association's "Principles of Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct" and believes that student-athletes, coaches and staff should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility.
ICA is also committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. The University provides equal opportunity to education, employment and participation in University-sponsored activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.