Athletics Mission Statement
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of the University community and accordingly adheres to Southeast Missouri State University's overall institutional mission, one of providing a quality education and college experience for the students and communities we serve. The mission of the Department of Athletics is to enhance the collegiate experience for all students through the development and operation of a sound intercollegiate athletics program. The Athletics Department is a NCAA Division I program, and therefore is committed to the highest standards of integrity in athletic and academic achievement. The athletic teams of the University are committed to compete at the highest possible level in the Ohio Valley Conference or other conference affiliations. The Department of Athletics is committed to the principles of equitable access, diversity, student welfare, sportsmanship, ethical conduct, rules compliance, and the prudent management of resources in all endeavors.