Ole Miss Athletics Department Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to advance the University's role as a major comprehensive institution of higher learning dedicated to teaching, research, and service.  The Department will produce competitive and entertaining athletic teams, by recruiting qualified student-athletes, coaches and staff from diverse backgrounds, providing equal opportunities regardless of ethnicity or gender.  The Department will prepare student-athletes to be productive members of society by assisting in their development of academic, athletic, social, and leadership skills within an environment which fosters integrity, sportsmanship, and emotional, physical, and mental well being.

Operating within the principles of sound fiscal management, the Department will sponsor athletic teams which reflect the interest of the citizens of Mississippi and promote enthusiasm, financial support, cohesiveness, and loyalty within the University community.  Demonstrating leadership in all decisions which impact the University, the Southeastern Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletics Association, the Department will conduct itself in an ethical and honest manner.