WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
As the cost of maintaining a successful athletics program continues to escalate, UCATS is responsible for all or some of the tuition, fees, books and room & board for every student-athlete who receives athletics aid from the University of Cincinnati. There are no free passes or waivers for student-athletes at UC.
UC Faces Revenue Generation Challenges Relative to BIG EAST Conference Peers
In the BIG EAST Conference UC has experienced tremendous growth in the revenue generation through season ticket revenue as well as private gifts. Although the growth has been significant we still have substantial ground to cover with the advancement of our conference peers. The private support from a family of loyal and dedicated UCATS members is critical to the long term success of Bearcat Athletics.
Rising Costs of Academic Support
With over 530 student-athletes representing 18 varsity sports the annual scholarship budget is approaching $7 million. UCATS donors help provide these funds through private support on an annual basis.
Athletics is Often Viewed as the "Front Porch" of the University of Cincinnati
Athletic success is important to the University of Cincinnati. Financial stability in athletics ultimately breeds success and success breeds pride among our many alumni and friends. This visibility can be a tremendous recruiting tool for the general student population and potential student-athletes as evidenced by UC's record applications and enrollment following recent years of athletic success on a national scale.