Athletic Department | Athletic Director | President
MISSION STATEMENT AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
It is the mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide our student athletes excellent opportunities to participate in an intercollegiate athletics experience of the highest quality, with the result that their athletics experience becomes an integral and valued component of their total educational experience at the University.
In achieving this mission the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will embrace these guiding principles:
To develop and maintain a highly competitive and sound athletic program-reaching a standard of achievement in athletics consistent with our purposes as a University and the excellence of our institution.
To promote character development, leadership qualities, sportsmanship, and academic excellence in our student athletes.
To employ coaches and staff members who exhibit high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, including good sportsmanship and a desire to assist student athletes in reaching their academic potential.
To contribute to the enhancement of institutional morale and esprit de corps among students, faculty, and staff-while providing alumni and friends a means by which they can identify with the University for mutually beneficial purposes.
To recruit student athletes who are capable of success in the University's academic program and to provide academic support and student development opportunities that will effectively assist student athletes to reach their potential.
To function responsibly and with accountability in all its initiatives, programs, and operations, which includes providing equal treatment and opportunity for student athletes, coaches, and staff, in employment and in all athletic department programs and activities as required by law and University policy.
To maintain fiscal and operational integrity by balancing budgets and carrying out sound management practices.
To provide consistently excellent customer service.
To comply carefully with institutional, conference, and NCAA regulations.
To ensure ethnic and gender diversity among its coaches, staff, and student athletes, consistent with the University's educational mission.