Department of Athletics Mission Statement

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The Columns and Jesse Hall

The primary goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri is to develop the student-athlete as a total person. The goals and objectives contained in the strategic plan are intended to develop Champions for Life in three critical areas: academic integrity, social responsibility, and competitive athletic excellence. The University of Missouri athletics program distinguishes itself by valuing the student-athlete as a learner, citizen, and competitor.

Preparing Champions for Life! (© 1998 MU)

To prepare champions for life through academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence. »

The individual and collective talents within the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics create our competitive advantage. Core values of respect for one's self and for others, responsibility, discovery, and excellence shall guide the conduct of all programs in fulfilling our responsibility to the citizens of Missouri. The Department of Athletics shall adhere to all University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA guidelines and demonstrates highly-principled behavior to all student-athletes and those who support the University.


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Last updated: January 27, 2015

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