Intercollegiate Athletics

Bradley University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Missouri Valley Conference.

The mission of Bradley University includes the pursuit of excellence in providing distinctive educational programs and the support environment that fulfill the intellectual, aesthetic, and professional needs of its students and other members of the University community. The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program is to support the University as a whole by providing opportunities for its student-athletes and other members of the University community through programs which are consistent with the purposes and policy of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics.

The University supports the NCAA Principle of Amateurism and Student Participation: “An amateur student-athlete is one who engages in a particular sport for the educational, physical, mental and social benefits derived therefrom and to whom participation in that sport is an avocation.” Therefore, as the University trains students in sportsmanship, which aids in the development of character and respect for others, Bradley encourages a way of life which is sound and fundamental to our society. Finally, the program subscribes to all the NCAA Principles for the Conduct of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The Bradley Intercollegiate Athletics program recognizes and appreciates the importance of the intellectual, physical, and mental well-being of its student-athletes. The institution monitors the academic progress of its student-athletes, through a policy which is consistent with the University’s mission, to provide maximum educational opportunities for the entire student body. Also, in addition to the training programs and professional medical services available to all student-athletes, other counseling services may be provided.

The recruitment of student-athletes who have the potential to earn our undergraduate degree is practice at the University. While certain sports may reflect a strong minority presence, the Department of Athletics encourages all coaches to continue a commitment to identify and recruit minority students. In this regard, the Department of Athletics administration, with assistance from the Office of Admissions, will work to provide coaches with information that will help identify prospective student-athletes.

The Department of Athletics supports the University’s objective of creating a community enriched by men and women of diverse backgrounds. It does so by efforts to attract and retain a staff where women and minorities are well represented. In addition, the Bradley Intercollegiate Athletics program offers equitable opportunities for participation and provides support for students without regard to gender, race, national and/or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

The Department of Athletics administration will periodically assess its policies, procedures, programs, and activities to ensure the continued fulfillment of its mission.

Conference-approved sports on the Bradley program for men are baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women’s sports consist of basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, softball, tennis, and volleyball.