Athletics Mission Statement
The programs within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics promote the mission of Southwestern University by placing the highest priority on the academic success and overall quality of the educational experience of each student-athlete. By adhering to the NCAA Division III (DIII) philosophy, the Athletic Department strives to enable the integration of student-athletes with other students in the University's community. A primary goal of the Athletic Department is for its sports programs to reflect Southwestern's commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and amateur athletics, ethical conduct, honesty, fairness, and respect for others. Further, the Athletic Department places emphasis on the health and welfare of its student-athletes. The Athletic Department endeavors to contribute to the mission of the University's Student Affairs division by joining with efforts to implement programs and to deliver services that provide fair and equitable treatment of men and women and a values-centered education of the whole person.