Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement and Objectives
The Intercollegiate Athletic program at Kent State University competes at the highest National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (FBS for football) and provides select men and women with the opportunity, challenge and support to achieve their full academic and athletic potential, while operating as an integral part of the University's educational mission.
Intercollegiate Athletics intends to intensify its pursuit of its nine major categories of objectives within the current planning horizon:
• Support and enhance University mission and objectives by furnishing an academic support system that enables student athletes to graduate in a timely fashion and at a higher rate than in the overall University undergraduate population.
• Prepare student athletes to be responsible citizens who make positive contributions to society.
• Facilitate competition in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) at an echelon meriting regional and national post-season play.
• Comply with the spirit and letter of MAC and NCAA rules and support the associations', as well as the University's, principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.
• Employ and develop coaches who are also teachers and role models devoted to the welfare of student athletes.
• Achieve gender equity and be proactive regarding the intent of affirmative action in the recruitment and retention of student athletes and the hiring of coaches and athletic staff.
• Augment attendance and revenue, so as to encourage esprit
de corps and stimulate monetary contributions from alumni, friends
• Operate in financial solvency.
• Represent the University in an exemplary fashion to alumni, friends, prospective students, and the general public, as well as play an active role in the community of Northeastern Ohio.
Approved: Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, Feb. 11, 2003