WSU Mission Statement
The mission of the Athletics Department is to provide opportunities for all student-athletes to enrich their college experience through participation on athletics teams which are committed to leadership, excellence and the highest moral standards. Consistent with the mission and values of Washington State University, the department is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual/academic, physical, social and moral development of the whole person, while conducting all activities with honesty and integrity in accordance with the principles of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct.
In pursuit of this mission, Washington State University Athletics strives to:
Conduct all activities with the health, education and welfare of the student as the highest priority.
Maintain academics as an integral component of the academic program, and develop and encourage the philosophy of the “student-athlete” as an active participant within the student body.
Enhance a culture of inclusiveness and diversity, including gender and ethnicity, by providing equitable opportunities for all staff and students.
Promote the identity of the University community by presenting outstanding intercollegiate athletic teams.
Uphold the values, purposes and policies of Washington State University, the Pac-12 conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Enhance and build upon the traditions of leadership, individual and team achievements, pride, loyalty and commitment to ‘give back’ to the community.
Maintain a clear line of demarcation between college athletics and professional sports.
Recruit athletically talented students who are prepared and motivated to succeed academically.
Provide staff, resources and facilities to support programs that are competitive.
Support students in their academic pursuits and the development of their full potential, including career vision and preparation, sense of responsibility concerning themselves and community. Encourage personal values and skills.
Maintain financially viable and fiscally responsible programs.
Foster a sense of community among students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the larger community. Establish and uphold standards of conduct for staff and students that are consistent with the development of strong moral character, responsible behavior and mutual respect.
The mission and goals of the WSU Athletics Department will be reviewed and evaluated annually by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, athletics staff, Athletics Council, the University Executive Committee and the Athletics Foundation Board.