Athletic Department Mission Statement
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Northern Iowa is dedicated and committed to the highest level of competition with peer and sister institutions, institutions in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and the Western Wrestling Conference, on a national basis in terms of athletic excellence and academic achievement of student-athletes.
We will offer compelling experience for the student-athlete and for our campus community and will provide a diverse environment steeped in integrity, values and vitality. We are committed to equitable opportunities for all students, student-athletes and athletic department staff including women and minorities. Our programming offerings, our recruitment of both students and staff, and our career enhancement opportunities for staff will reflect this commitment to equity and diversity. Further, we are totally committed to the NCAA principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct and nothing short of complete and total adherence to the principles and guidelines subscribed to by the NCAA in these critical areas will be tolerated or accepted.
Teaching is our core, positive growth and development of student-athletes is our goal and the highest level of performance both in the classroom, in social settings, and on the field of play is our target outcome.