UNC ASHEVILLE ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT
UNC Asheville is a distinctive public liberal arts institution. The Department of Athletics seeks to sponsor a competitive, broad-based, fiscally-sound and ethically responsible NCAA Division I athletics program.
The hallmarks of our athletics program are compassion, fairness, honesty, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship. Adhering to these values helps create a culture of excellence that emphasizes academics, community service, inclusion, and integrity for our fans, staff, and student-athletes. A successful, well-run athletics program also builds pride in and support for the University among the citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County and among students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Our focus is on the development of our student-athletes as "Champions in Athletics and Leaders in Life", starting from recruitment and continuing beyond graduation. Our expectation is that the combination of a strong, liberal arts education combined with multi-dimensional athletics experiences will foster long-term community and professional accomplishments by our student-athletes after they graduate