The mission of Molloy College's Department of Athletics is to develop the total person through academic progress, a competitive athletic program and a social atmosphere that promotes growth. We believe that student-athletes need to set positive examples for high school athletes and the entire campus community. Student-athletes understand that their behavior needs to reflect favorably on the campus. We expect our student-athletes to be aware of the ills that exist in society and to be morally and socially responsible by reaching out to the community and becoming involved by way of campus ministry events, student government assistance drives or other outreach endeavors.
Molloy College is committed to the recruitment of strong academic students that are prepared to compete at the highest levels athletically. Winning and fair play are important components of the Department of Athletics mission. The Department of Athletics is established on the foundation of developing the whole student-athlete spiritually, mentally and physically. We educate our student-athletes about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and provide support services to develop awareness of teen suicide, eating disorders, gambling and other destructive social behaviors.
We provide a support staff that allows our student-athletes the opportunity to achieve their maximum athletic output while maintaining total focus on academic achievement. Molloy College seeks to produce competitive teams for both genders in an environment that is accepting and nurturing. The Department of Athletics promotes teamwork and sportsmanship. It is centered on the belief that the skills garnered in competition and hard work will develop the leaders of our future.
The Department of Athletics responsibly operates its budget both with a focus on gender equity and improvement of performance. The hiring of qualified staff and the maintenance of the institution's facilities ensures a safe environment for the student-athletes to achieve athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics expects its coaches to understand the traditions of the founders of Molloy College and reflect these values of truth and integrity in their coaching style and competitive spirit.
Molloy College is dedicated to promoting a winning environment and becoming a source of pride for its student-athletes, the campus community, its alumni and the surrounding community.
The philosophy of the Department of Athletics is centered on the belief that a strong academic foundation can coexist with an equally strong athletic dimension. Molloy College provides a wide range of educational experiences that are enhanced by the existence of an athletic program that fosters the identical principles of leadership, service, discipline and competitiveness.
Student-athletes entering Molloy are admitted based on their academic standards first and their athletic ability second. The Department of Athletics holds the student-athletes to a higher academic standard than is currently mandated by the NCAA. Every student-athlete is expected to abide by the academic principles set forth by the institution. The primary goal of the Department of Athletics is the graduation of its student-athletes.
The Department of Athletics' administrators are committed to the principles of fair play, adherence to the rules of the NCAA and all governing bodies, the furtherance of gender equity and the welfare of the student-athlete socially, physically and emotionally. There must be an understanding and acceptance of ethnic diversity and social differences.
The administrators of both the institution and the Department of Athletics have a strong working relationship, which ensures that the responsibilities and goals of the Department of Athletics' staff are consistent with the objectives of the institution.
The Director of Athletics is responsible for the hiring of qualified coaches and other department personnel who are committed to observing both the letter and spirit of the rules.