A new vision


We will elevate Rice University athletics to a place of broadly recognized excellence and distinction built upon four pillars:

Athletic competetiveness

Winning conference championships and top 25 national rankings or finishes in each of our 16 sports.

Pillar 1
Academic success

Graduating our student-athletes at or above the Rice University rate and increasing the number of student-athletes honored for academic achievement.

Pillar 2
Life education and achievement

Developing the leadership capabilities and behavioral components necessary for professional and personal success after Rice.

Pillar 3
Rice values

Integrating our efforts with the best interests of the university, achieving the objectives of the Vision for the Second Century and standing as an example of integrity and fair play.

Pillar 4
A new vision

We invite you to become involved in Rice Athletics and help make our vision a reality. If you purchase a ticket, buy Rice Owl apparel at your local retailer or make a contribution to the Owl Club, you are contributing to the success of Rice Athletics. Regardless of your level of involvement in the past or your affiliation with Rice, there are several exciting ways that you can be a part of the Owl family. To learn more about how to be involved during this exciting time, please contact Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard at (713) 348-4077 or send your inquiry via email to athleticdirector@rice.edu. Join us at one of our five home football games this fall and at the various events Rice will host at our away games. We look forward to hearing from you!