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.