The student-athletes have developed a values statement for the athletics community, called PRIDE. PRIDE stands for Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, and Education; all of which are values that guide the actions of the members of the athletics community. The following statement describes what it means to have PRIDE as a Northwestern Wildcat:
As a student-athlete at Northwestern University, I will be proud to be a member of a community that strives to embody and promote the following attributes:
As a Wildcat, I will strive to achieve in all aspects of my life, despite obstacles and challenges, through hard work, cooperation, and patience.
As a Wildcat, I will accept responsibility for my behavior and will hold all members of my team accountable for their actions.
As a Wildcat, I will adhere to the highest standards of honesty, respect, and morality.
As a Wildcat, I will dedicate myself to being the best I can be in all aspects of my life and to the goals and aspirations of my team and the athletics program as a whole.
As a Wildcat, I will commit to the pursuit of knowledge academically, athletically and as a citizen of Northwestern University.