The primary mission of Utah State University Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide an opportunity for widespread participation in intercollegiate athletics and to enhance the student-athlete's education through competition at the Division I intercollegiate level.
Because it demands the successful integration of intercollegiate competition with an academic program, the educational experience of student-athletes is a unique one.
In addition, Intercollegiate Athletics is intended to foster a sense of community among faculty, staff and students on campus through a commitment to sportsmanship and ethical conduct and to help provide a reason for friends, alumni and supporters in the local area and throughout the state to feel a part of Utah State University.
Intercollegiate Athletics at Utah State University is based upon an educational model, not upon a business model. The Intercollegiate Athletics program does not seek to make a profit from its athletic events, but does seek to generate a considerable portion of the revenue necessary to support itself at a level of excellence consistent with the University's standards.
Utah State University places the highest priority on the academic progress of student-athletes and provides support systems to assist them in completing their degrees.
The primary mission of Utah State University is teaching, research and service. Associated with this is the development of the full potential of our students in both academic and non-academic settings. The Intercollegiate Athletics program plays a major role in achieving this goal.
The Intercollegiate Athletics program at Utah State University is bound by the policies and procedures of the NCAA and the rules of any conference, league or association of which it is a member.