Albion College has a long and proud tradition of success in intercollegiate athletics. Albion College and the athletic department believe that participation in NCAA Division III athletics is a valuable component of a liberal arts education.
Our student-athletes are encouraged to maintain an appropriate balance between their academic and athletic interests. Our staff is committed to the overall learning, growth, health and well-being of our student-athletes. The athletic department provides our student-athletes with appropriate competitive opportunities and excellent coaching to help them achieve their individual and team goals.
Albion College and the athletic department are committed to striving for gender equity and to providing fair treatment of our teams. The variety of sports offered by our department provides student-athletes of different interests, skills, and abilities a wide range of opportunities.
The College’s athletic staff promotes high standards of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, and principles of fair play. We want our students’ experience in our athletic programs to be positive and rewarding. As a charter member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a goal of the athletic department is for all of our teams to have a strong and successful presence in the conference.
Albion College Athletics is committed to safety, fairness and respect for all participants. Collegiate athletics provides an opportunity for students to compete with and against others who come from a variety of backgrounds, but all of whom share the common goal of achieving athletic excellence. Valuing this common ground enhances the educational, social and competitive experience for all and is important to team success and to individual development. We believe that our intercollegiate athletics program has a responsibility to promote the well-being of all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students should be safe and treated with respect and dignity as consistent with our institutional values and mission. Moreover, we extend welcoming hospitality to LGBTQ visitors and guests. We are committed to identifying practical “common ground” ways for people of all faiths, sexual orientations and gender identities to participate in intercollegiate athletics programs that model respect for all without compromising our core values. We believe in the power of dialogue, collaboration and building relationships as the most effective route to realizing our goal. We believe, that, working together, we can institutional practices that respect those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, or as people of faith, including LGBTQ people of faith.