The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide the administrative and coaching support, facilities, resources, and equipment necessary for student-athletes to graduate from The University of Iowa while competing successfully in broad-based championship caliber intercollegiate athletics.  The overall well-being of the participant and the integrity of the program are paramount in all that we do.

Win. Graduate. Do it Right.
Five-Year Strategic Plan

Note: The following is the introduction of the five-year strategic plan presented to
the Presidential Committee on Athletics, in September 2013.

The University of Iowa’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics employs more than 200 fulltime staff who, collectively, works to provide more than 650 talented male and female student-athletes a superior academic and athletics experience. In 2008, the Department introduced its first five-year strategic plan. That document detailed the goals and action items that would guide the planning across all units of the Department. Much has been accomplished during the past five years, a period of time that has also been marked by significant changes locally, regionally, and nationally in intercollegiate athletics.

The five-year plan embodied in this new strategic plan will, again, serve as the road map for the Department as it moves further into the 21st century. The plan provides the framework to support the stated mission of the Department as well as the Department’s stated values and commitments, continues to embrace the Department’s commitment to being “student-athlete centered,” and maintains the Department’s long-standing culture of striving to compete for championships (Win), academic success (Graduate), and for its participants to be active contributors to the greater University and Iowa City communities (Doing it right) as the path to ensure that “Today’s Hawkeyes are Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

The athletic department strategic plan process invited input from all staff, student-athletes (through their representatives), the Presidential Committee on Athletics, and other members of the UI community. The strategic plan of the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is not a static document. As goals are accomplished, they will likely be replaced by greater aspirations.

Note: Click on the link below for a printable version of the plan.

UI Athletics Department
Five-Year Strategic Plan, 2013 Get Acrobat Reader