Mission Statement |
Intercollegiate Athletics Program
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recognizes its mission to serve student athletes, the University and the broader community. Its major effort is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to achieve their maximum potential both athletically and educationally. It is the Department's belief that many of the most important learning experiences in a college education take place outside the traditional classroom. Intercollegiate athletic competition provides students with the opportunity to test themselves against the best in their sport. Through participation in training and competitive activities, the Department hopes to teach several values: an appreciation for the benefits of hard work, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; a sense of group loyalty and the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; an appreciation for cultural diversity, human development and continuous learning; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the Department will seek individuals who demonstrate interest and/or ability to work with a diverse student population for administrative, coaching and support positions while supporting an equitable opportunity for all students and staff.
The Department will strive to operate its programs at the highest competitive levels in intercollegiate athletics while simultaneously providing student athletes with a stimulating program and sound support services. These services are responsible for protecting the health of and providing a safe environment for each of its participating student athletes.
The Department also serves to benefit non-participants. The Department believes that strong intercollegiate athletics program enhances the college experience for all students, as well as faculty and staff. It also facilitates alumni interest in the University, while bringing positive recognition at local, regional, and national levels, resulting in much needed support for the University at every critical level.