Dowling College’s mission is to educate its diverse student body for personal and professional development. The College is committed to providing students with the best possible environment for learning and human development. Dowling also recognizes that learning is a lifetime endeavor; therefore, it provides its community and alumni with continuing educational opportunities. As an integral part of the overall educational mission, the Athletics Program reflects the values of excellence and achievement to which all of the College’s endeavors’ aspire.
The Athletics Program at Dowling College is an extra-curricular activity that supplements the academic program and supports the institution’s educational mission by providing opportunities for students to participate in intercollegiate sports activities that help them grow personally and socially. In particular, the Athletics Program enhances general life knowledge, skills and abilities, including physical fitness, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. To this end, the Athletics Program measures its success by the extent to which its student-athletes develop as well-rounded individuals of intellect and character.
The College’s strategic plan recognizes the need to develop the sense of community among students, parents, alumni, employees, and friends. There are opportunities to create a vibrant campus community through the Athletics program both for those who participate directly in intercollegiate sports and those who, as spectators and fans, benefit from the camaraderie. This will be an important driver of the future development of the College.