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Mission Statement

The mission of the LSU Department of Athletics was revised in 2008 and is stated below:

The Louisiana State University Department of Athletics seeks to inspire academic and athletic excellence in student-athletes by challenging them to achieve the highest level of intellectual and personal development. LSU seeks to create an environment conducive to the development of student-athletes with strong core values and personal integrity that will contribute to success throughout their lives and to provide the resources necessary to pursue championships, to graduate and to become productive citizens. LSU will show exemplary leadership in compliance with governing rules, policies and procedures, commits to strong fiscal responsibility and pledges to be steadfast in the encouragement of cultural, ethnic and gender diversity. LSU seeks to honor the history and traditions of the athletics program in order to perpetuate excellence in athletics and academics and to engage external constituencies in the world beyond the campus through innovation and creativity.

Developing Quality Lives

LSU's commitment: To create an environment conducive to the development of student-athletes with strong core values, personal integrity, high standards of sportsmanship and adherence to codes of fairness and respect that will contribute to success throughout their lives.

Academic & Athletic Excellence

LSU's commitment: To provide the physical and human resources necessary for student-athletes to strive for the highest level of academic and athletic achievement by providing exceptional academic support and a superior opportunity to compete for championships.

Compliance & Ethics

 LSU's commitment: To act with exemplary leadership in compliance with the rules, policies and procedures of the State of Louisiana, the University, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA.

Financial Responsibility

LSU's commitment: To maintain strong fiscal responsibility as a self-sustaining auxiliary of the University by making responsible financial decisions, maximizing fundraising opportunities and capitalizing on sponsorship assets.

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

LSU's commitment: To be steadfast in the encouragement of cultural, ethnic and gender equity and diversity.

Tradition & History

LSU's commitment: To honor the history and traditions of the athletics program in order to perpetuate excellence in athletics and academics, honoring the historical accomplishments of our past teams and former student-athletes.

Service & Communication

LSU's commitment: To engage the many external constituencies in the world beyond the campus through innovation and creativity, consistent communication and superior customer service.