The goals of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department are:
Support student athletes’ intellectual development and graduation;
Prepare student athletes for a lifetime of productive achievement pursuing excellence through personal development and teamwork;
Enhance the health and safety of student athletes through compliance with sports medicine guidelines and development of physical fitness and athletics skills;
Promote student athlete development of personal integrity, responsibility, and respect for self and others by encouraging cooperation and concern for others, embracing diversity, and exhibiting patience, self-control and poise;
Maintain financially viable and fiscally responsible programs;
Provide the institution public awareness and recognition with nationally competitive programs;
Foster unity among faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the local community.