INSIDE ATHLETICS

ABOUT RYERSON ATHLETICS

Our Mission

In the Athletics and Recreation Department at Ryerson, we believe that being a Ram is about more than winning. It is about developing students in all three domains: athletics, academics and community engagement.

We carry out this mission with a focus on exceptional experiences that extend beyond the classroom and promote the growth of all Ryerson students. We also play an important role in engaging the community on and off campus.

In particular, our diverse program offerings include CIS, OUA and  competitive Club teams, many of which are nationally ranked; recreational and fitness programs offered to both Ryerson students and the surrounding community; world class facilities; and an extensive outreach program that both immerses our student-athletes in service activities and invites the community onto campus to utilize our facilities.

The Department of Athletics has created a Strategic Plan to build on our successes and achieve new levels of excellence and engagement at Ryerson.  "Higher Expectations - 2015-2020 Strategic Plan" outlines the details of our plans to focus on our three strategic priorities and the goals we have set to achieve by 2020. 

Higher Expectations - 2015-2020 Strategic Plan; summary of strategic priorities

Every day, we are guided by a set of core values that bring us together as a community and help us achieve our strategic goals:

Education Leadership

We are educators first and foremost and support the personal development of our students and staff through life experiences and mentoring that promote a sense of responsibility and an appreciation for lifelong learning. 

Commitment to Excellence

We are dedicated to supporting student-athletes, students, staff and other stakeholders in achieving the highest possible level of performance in the classroom, on the field, court or rink and in the community.

Spirit of Innovation

We constantly challenge the status quo to build a better way of achieving our goals.

Campus Spirit Pride

We ignite the Ryerson campus and unite the “Ramily” by creating a sense of shared purpose and community.

Diversity & Inclusiveness 

We value and encourage the diversity of the university and community populations and recognize each individual’s unique contribution.

Integrity Accountability

We operate in an open, honest, fair, and transparent manner in accordance with the highest standards of conduct, and hold ourselves and each other accountable.