Athletics

Why Support the Golden Grizzlies and Oakland University?

Your support of Oakland Athletics is paramount to the continued success of the Golden Grizzlies in competition and in the classroom. Your tax deductible gift to Oakland Athletics immediately impacts our Student-Athletes as they strive to represent the best of Oakland!

The financial commitment of our friends, family and alumni allow the administration to create memorable experiences for our Student-Athletes and invest in the future of our programs. These necessary investments in infrastructure, facilities, programs and our Student-Athletes allow for us to seek out the best, quality athletes to wear the Black and Gold and compete for Conference and National Titles.

No matter the venue of competition, our teams are constantly striving to not just win, but represent themselves and all Oakland fans with pride. These efforts have not been without rewards and our teams have delivered with spectacular success. We strive every day to work just as hard as our Student-Athletes in creating new opportunities to attract supporters to Oakland Athletics and increase the opportunities we can present to our fans and friends to have a lasting impact on the future of our program.

Your gift to Oakland Athletics is a lasting legacy to all who follow and a chance to enhance the current Student-Athlete experience. The focus and celebration of Oakland Athletics has always been  producing "Graduates and Champions" of the University. Thank you for your support of that endeavor and allowing us to serve you, our community and the University!



Mission and Core Values

  • In alignment with the educational mission of Oakland University - we dedicate our energy and resources to the betterment of our Student-Athletes.
  • Our mission is to guide, encourage and support our Student-Athletes as they strive for excellence - academically, athletically and socially.
  • Above all else, we produce graduates, champions and friend of the University.


Six core values guide and govern our actions at all times and in all our affairs. They define "what we stand for" and "what we won't stand for". They include:

  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Discovery
  • Integrity
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