Spartan Athletics

The Spartan Way is a promise we make to our student-athletes, University, and community, summed up in the mnemonic STRIDE. We are dedicated to Student-Athlete well-being — to their health, safety, and personal growth. Through Teamwork, we bring distinction to our department, campus, and the city of Greensboro. We demonstrate Responsibility as good stewards of the resources that we manage, human and financial. Integrity means that we play by the rules, operating with the highest standards of character. Diversity is evident in the inclusive environment that we foster, which enriches UNCG. Excellence is the driving force in all that we do.

The campaign offers an opportunity for all who love Spartan Athletics to unite in developing champions for life. Together, we will ensure that we are nationally recognized as a perennial championship competitor.

UNCG Athletics relies on your support, now more than ever. Your cheers and chants provide unrivaled energy, boost team spirit, and help our student-athletes exert the last bit of energy when battling through fatigue. Your financial support will help Spartan Athletics continue our upward trajectory.

Spartan Athletics Funding Priorities

Building Sustainability

Endowments represent the future of UNCG Athletics. Endowments allow alumni and friends to have a lasting impact on the lives of student-athletes by establishing a legacy to strengthen UNCG Athletics now and in the future. Through the campaign, we seek to grow endowed funds in three key areas:

  • Student-Athlete Scholarships: Our campaign goal is to double the scholarship endowment to $15 million.
  • Sport-Specific Operating Funds: Through the campaign, we seek to raise $1.5 million in sport-specific endowments.
  • Sustaining Success Endowment: Sustainable funding for incentives and bonuses to recruit, retain, and reward the most talented coaches for all 17 UNCG teams.
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Softball players

Enhancing Facilities

Top-notch sport programs need top-notch facilities. Through the campaign, you can help us make strategic investments in UNCG’s most competitive programs to raise the standard and give our coaches the best opportunity to maximize our student-athletes’ abilities. You can provide the facilities required to train and compete in the Southern Conference, with updates such as soccer stadium enhancements, baseball stadium upgrades, softball stadium renovations, and a multi-sport team meeting room — which would provide a facility with tiered, movie-theater-style seating for student-athletes across all programs to do film study.

Powering the Spartan Athletic Scholarship Fund

Intercollegiate Athletics is a leader in giving students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to receive a great education while pursuing their athletic dreams. The Spartan Athletic Scholarship Fund is the primary vehicle to provide our hard-working student-athletes with tuition, room, and board. The Spartan Fund is essential to delivering a winning combination of athletic and academic excellence.  Currently, endowment distributions cover less than 10% of annual scholarship costs, leaving annual gifts and general Athletic Department operating dollars to bridge the gap. Your generosity can help us achieve the target of $4 million for this initiative — $1 million per year by the campaign’s conclusion.

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men’s and women’s Division I sports




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Your generosity to Spartan Athletics will help us prepare champions for life.