Humber College was founded in 1967. With this exciting news came the Department of Athletics. The administrators within the Athletic Department pondered possible nicknames of the College Sports teams. It was in that instance that a Hawk soared across the Valley Field that the campus overlooked. It was an easy choice, as the Hawk represented the qualities that Humber Varsity would aspire to. It is powerful, a predator and graceful. The name Humber Hawk not only sounded right, it perfectly embodied both sport and competition.
The mission of the Humber College Department of Athletics is to facilitate and augment the education and growth of its student-athletes through their participation in competitive OCAA and CCAA Athletics. Humber is committed to the welfare of its student-athletes and staff, and supports an environment that encourages excellence in both athletic and academic performance, diversity and sportsmanship.