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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation

Director of Athletics Letter


Rosalie Resch
Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation

Letter to Student-Athletes

Dear Maroon:

Welcome and congratulations on joining the University of Chicago Maroons!

We hope that your athletic experience is rewarding and enriching. College is a time for learning and exploration. A commitment to becoming your best-self by striving for excellence in the classroom and in competition will maximize your experience and make it profoundly meaningful.

The Department of Athletics is committed to teaching you how to work collaboratively to reach performance goals, how to embrace diversity of thought and culture, how to persevere through failure with resiliency, and how to compete with integrity.

We encourage you to take full advantage of the outstanding resources and support provided on campus. Your overall success is contingent upon your effort in everything. It is also important to be mindful of your personal responsibility to the greater good: your team, the Department, and the University of Chicago. Your choices and personal behavior affect the whole. We expect you to represent the Maroons in an exemplary manner.

Please review the material in this handbook for important information regarding participation in varsity athletics at the University of Chicago with careful attention to the section on NCAA regulations. You are responsible for complying with all bylaws related to your competitive eligibility.

We are thrilled that you have chosen to be at the University of Chicago! We wish you well and we are committed to your development in an environment that is inclusive and respectful.


Rosalie Resch
Interim Director of Athletics & Recreation