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Department Description

The goals of the Athletic Program at Hampden-Sydney College are:

  1. To help support and promote a positive image of Hampden-Sydney College.
  2. To have representative, competitive intercollegiate teams while striving always for excellence.
  3. To have an athletic program that will maximize the number of individual participants and will give impetus to increasing the student morale of the campus.
  4. To provide opportunities that will allow the program to serve as a laboratory where students may cope with problems and handle situations similar to those encountered under conditions prevailing in the contemporary world. The laboratory should provide adequate and natural opportunities for:
    1. Physical, mental, and emotional growth and development.
    2. Acquisition and development of special skills in activities of each student's choice.
    3. Team play with the development of such qualities as: loyalty, cooperation, fair play, and other desirable traits.
    4. Directed leadership and supervision that stresses self discipline, self motivation, excellence, and the ideals of good sportsmanship.
    5. A focus of interests on activity programs for student body, faculty, and community that will generate a feeling of unity, growth, and development of individuals.
    6. Achievement of overall goals as set by Hampden-Sydney College in general and the student as an individual.
    7. Provisions for worthy use of leisure time in later life either as a participant or spectator.
    8. Participation by the most skilled that will enable those individuals to develop these skills to the highest degree.
    9. Opportunities for students/others to have wholesome fun and satisfying experiences.