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Citadel News Service
6 Mar 2007

NCAA Mission Statement

Mission Statement of NCAA*

Core Ideology:
The NCAA's core ideology consists of two notions: core purpose - the organization's reason for being - and core values - essential and enduring principles that guide an organization.

Core Purpose:
Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.

Core Values:
The Association - through its member institutions, conferences and national office staff - shares a belief in and commitment to:

·     The collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics experiences.

·     The highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship.

·     The pursuit of excellence in both academics and athletics.

·     The supporting role that intercollegiate athletics plays in the higher education mission and in enhancing the sense of community and strengthening the identity of member institutions.

·     An inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation for student-athletes and career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds.

·     Respect for institutional autonomy and philosophical differences.

·     Presidential leadership of intercollegiate athletics at the campus, conference and national levels.

*According to

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