Mission Statement

The mission of the Idaho State University Department of Athletics is to promote the well being of student- athletes and support their success in social, cultural, athletic, personal, and academic endeavors. 

Statement of principles:

In order to achieve its mission, the Idaho State University Department of Athletics espouses and adheres to the following principles:

Adherence Principle: the Athletics Department will create an environment where the administrative and coaching staffs strictly uphold all policies, rules, regulations and by-laws of the University, Big Sky Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Contribution Principle: As an integral and visible part of the University and the community of Southeast Idaho, the intercollegiate athletics program contributes significantly to the outreach mission of the University, both in fostering institutional spirit and generating spectator appeal.

Health Principle: the well-being of student-athletes is the most important priority of the Athletics Department.

Integrity Principle: the Athletics Department will create an environment where all staff members will confidently conduct their programs with the highest level of integrity and excellence.

Equity Principle: the Athletics Department will create an inclusive environment wherein diverse student-athletes regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion are given opportunities for participation and success in academics and athletics without fear of discrimination or harassment.

Value Principle: The Idaho State University athletics program will contribute to educational and personal growth of young men and women by developing the positive attributes of dedication, discipline, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, leadership and citizenship learned while striving for individual, team, and institutional success.

Excellence Principle: The success of the program is to be measured by the performance of its student-athletes and staff in their academic and athletic pursuits, both in their years at Idaho State University and in their lifelong contributions to society.

“ISU Athletics...Developing Minds, Bodies, and Futures”

Student-Athlete Support Center Philosophy

The Idaho State University Student-Athlete Support Center (SASC) is committed to providing student-athletes with an academic support system that gives them every opportunity to be successful in (and out of) the classroom while making progress toward a meaningful degree. The services provided by our staff respond to the needs of the individual and create a setting for the student-athlete to develop the qualities of discipline, leadership, character, and teamwork while enjoying the benefits of NCAA intercollegiate athletic participation.  The Academic services are equally provided to all student-athletes in all sports. We are dedicated to providing information, resources, and growth opportunities that foster independent learning and autonomy.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics fully embraces ISU Diversity Plan and the following ISU diversity statement: Idaho State University commitment to diversity is not to set specific numerical goals, but to expect each of the Vice Presidents, Deans, and Department Directors to fully comply with the Affirmative Action/EEO Diversity Policies. The expectation is to develop and implement strategies for increasing and maintain racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in their respective areas.

As a public institution of higher education, Idaho State University has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to create and maintain a climate that affirms diversity of persons as well as diversity of views. Diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. A commitment to diversity means a commitment to the inclusion, welcome and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our community. Among these characteristics are race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disability. In its effort to enhance and maintain diversity, Idaho State

University recognizes that particular focused effort must be placed on including members of groups who have historically been subject to discrimination and are still underrepresented in the campus community.

Intercollegiate Department of Athletics at ISU will respect the backgrounds and perspectives of our student-athletes and employees. In efforts to promote diversity, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will:

  • Create an inclusive environment wherein diverse student-athletes are given opportunities for participation and success in academics;
  • Create greater efforts in commitment and communication of diversity among campus community;
  • Assure that the needs and issues affecting student-athletes from diverse backgrounds are addressed through University and departmental programming;
  • Assure equitable opportunities while being proactive in recruiting minority student-athletes and employees; and
  • Promote respect for and sensitivity to the dignity of every person and refrain from discrimination