Grounded in Brown’s values and based on nearly a century and a half of history and tradition, the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative announced in May 2020 outlines a bold plan to reshape athletics for all of the University’s student-athletes.
The initiative has the following three objectives:
- Improve the competitiveness of the University’s varsity athletics teams.
- Enhance the strength of club sports.
- Uphold Brown’s commitment to provide equal opportunities in athletics for women and men.
In the decade from 2009 to 2018, Brown earned only 2.8% of Ivy League titles, the lowest in the league, despite the league’s focus on competitive balance across its eight participating schools. And club sports have not always had as many resources as would benefit their participants.
A series of core action steps and new investments will enhance Brown’s ability to compete at the highest levels and complement the University’s exceptional track record in ensuring that student-athletes achieve academic excellence in classrooms and laboratories across campus.