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KETTERING UNIVERSITY VARSITY ULTIMATE
Kettering University Ultimate is a student organization created to provide opportunity for character building, teamwork, fitness, and leadership through the sport of Ultimate at Kettering University. Kettering Bulldogs is our competitive roster with full funding and varsity recognition. We are best known for our spirited conduct, annual Thunderstorm tournament, and professional organization.
The Bulldogs compete in the USA Ultimate D-III Great Lakes College Series.
As a team, our focus isn't just always on the field, but also in building friendships to last throughout our college careers and into the future. We have a variety of academic majors, personalities, and sense of humors, yet everyone enjoys the atmosphere of practice and team road trips to tournaments!
Mission & Values
The mission of Kettering University Ultimate is to expand the social, physical, and elite intelligence of Kettering students by providing opportunities for teamwork, fitness, and leadership through the sport of Ultimate.
Logical Intelligence is the common perception of wisdom and problem solving, overall the ability to rationally think one’s way past challenges internally and externally. Kettering University itself promotes this type of intelligence throughout their curriculum and academic experiences.
Kettering University Ultimate promotes Logical Intelligence through the way team practices are conducted, teaching skills with reason and examples, and modifying strategy according to the opponent. This approach allows students to think about their skills and attributes critically, wishing to gain more knowledge to improve various parts of themselves and their life.
Social Intelligence is a concept defined as one’s ability to recognize, understand, communicate with, and collaborate with other people of similar or different intelligence. While not all Kettering students lack skills in this area, it has been observed many can use better social skills for their future careers which usually require working with a variety of other people.
Kettering University Ultimate promotes Social Intelligence in every environment it hosts, requiring students to interact with each other in a positive and constructive way on the Ultimate field, at a social event, or in a meeting. These interactions allow students to practice social skills and enjoy doing it in an environment that promotes creativity and engagement in the moment.
Physical Intelligence is the realm of attributes that involve the physical appearance and condition of one's body. In our current culture, personal appearance is often something that represents one's responsibility and capacity, which others judge to estimate one's legitimacy of experience. Someone with a positive attitude and athletic body with have a stronger ethos than someone dull and tired looking, and this is an important fact for Kettering Students to consider.
Kettering University Ultimate promotes Physical Intelligence with active involvement in a team sport that demands athletic ability and focus. In order to play in a weekend tournament format, students usually need to go through extensive training, in turn improving their health and ethos with proper diet and exercise.
Elite Intelligence is a unique concentration of skillsets, involving vision, leadership, management, and professionalism. The level of Elite Intelligence is dependant on Logical, Social, and Physical intelligence as a foundation, as they provide the necessary experience and attributes that are amplified where Elite Intelligence is required. Company CEOs, directors and managers have a build of Elite Intelligence and they gained it by using a combination of other types in situations of leadership and forethought.
Kettering University Ultimate promotes Elite Intelligence by the large amount of leadership, mentorship, and management positions provided to give students the opportunity to develop higher level thinking in social situations and program organization. Students are inspired to become leaders to learn how to motivate others. All Kettering students have a higher calling as professional problem solvers to help make the world a better place.
"We prepare students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business." - Kettering Mission Statement
Top of the Ranks
Kettering University continues to be ranked in the Top Twenty in the nation in the current edition of "America's Best Colleges Guide," which is published by "U.S.News & World Report." Kettering's category is Undergraduate Engineering schools, whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's degree.
#4 - Mechanical Engineering #20 - Best Regional Universities: Midwest Programs To Look For: Internships/Co-operative Education
Kettering’s hands-on cooperative education offers a great way for students to determine whether or not to pursue certain fields. Students develop solid skills in writing resumes, learn how to manage corporate environments and assignments, and develop networking skills that will serve them for their entire career. Students also learn from professionals of diverse backgrounds, which is critical in today’s global economy.
Kettering University Ultimate has celebrated over 5 years of spirited legacy, ultimate innovation, and financial sustainability under the name Kettnetic Thunder. Alumni have demonstrated high levels of professional success from our program's values and experiences we celebrate in Ultimate. Joining the KT Legacy, our alumni association, is worth the time investment for the skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. We support new student leadership and the new Bulldogs name as the team celebrates Kettering University's traditions and values.
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