Athletics The mission of Drexel's athletics department is to foster and promote competitive excellence within an academic context. Collegiate athletics can serve as a catalyst to celebrate openly the competitive spirit of Drexel's academic community and plays a major role in the shaping of our University’s identity and pride. Operating Principles Introduce sports and exercise into the fabric of the collegiate experience. Provide visibility and exposure through a commitment to athletic competitive excellence. Advance the personal integrity, sportsmanship, and academic excellence of all students. Pledge distinction in educating and coaching. Empower personal growth, diversity, and leadership through a commitment to community outreach.