December 12, 2003
The Mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at The Florida State University shall be to produce National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I programs for men and women that are characterized by excellence. In addition, the Department strives to be recognized as a campus leader in terms of its ethics, non-discrimination, and unquestioned fiscal integrity.
Excellence in intercollegiate athletics programs is determined by academic achievement and the development of character, maturity and a sense of fair play in athletic programs. It, moreover, engenders support for the University among its many constituent groups including students, faculty, alumni, and friends at the local, state and national levels. In striving to become a leader among our peers, the Department subscribes fully to the philosophy and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and operates within the fiscal regulations and non-discriminatory procedures established by the Florida State University Board of Trustees and the Florida Legislature.
It is the explicit philosophy of the Department that our student-athletes will be strongly encouraged and supported in their endeavors to progress toward a degree while simultaneously participating in an intercollegiate athletic program whose environment is consistent with the highest standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, ethics, and institutional loyalty.
Finally, the decisions and priorities of the Department should always focus on our student-athletes first, as individuals; second, as students; and third, as athletes.