THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
Revised and Approved: October 2012

The mission of the Department of Athletics at Appalachian State University is to maintain a quality NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program as an integral part of the University’s overall program of education with emphasis on the complete academic, athletic, and social development of the student-athlete. Appalachian State Athletics pursues the general welfare of the student-athlete and encourages the highest standards of sportsmanship on behalf of student-athletes, the student body and the University’s supporters. Appalachian State Athletics is committed to being a campus leader in the equitable recruitment, participation, and treatment of all individuals.

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Appalachian athletics promotes an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and equitable career opportunities for coaches, administrators and support staff from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

UNIVERSITY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. Policy 602.1 (4.1.1)