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KSU Athletic Department Mission Statement


If you have any knowledge of possible rules violations, intentional or unintentional, please contact the Athletic Department Compliance Office. If you have any questions regarding a prospective or currently enrolled student-athlete, please contact:

Erick B. Harper
Assistant Athletic Director
for Compliance
Bramlage Coliseum,
1800 College Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502-3355
(785) 532-6910 - eharp@ksu.edu


The mission of the Kansas State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide, within the context of available resources, an environment that supports the educational objectives, academic progress and general welfare of student-athletes and allows them to compete at the highest levels of athletics. Our mission is also to embrace the guidelines and principles established by the Big XII Conference and NCAA, which promote the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to providing fair and equitable treatment for all student-athletes and athletic department personnel, including women and minorities.

Philosophy Statement
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics shall assure that all intercollegiate sports programs and department operations are consistent with the mission of Kansas State University. Student athletes and department employees should be treated fairly and equitably regardless of gender or race. All department activities will be conducted within the rules, regulations and policies of Kansas State University, the Big XII Conference and the NCAA.

The Department's decision-making process shall be based upon consideration of the academic, emotional and physical welfare of every current and future student-athlete. The learning experience to be provided to student-athletes should promote social, moral, emotional, cultural and vocational growth and development and should emphasize the values of sportsmanship, loyalty, teamwork and individual accountability. An environment promoting excellence will allow the physically talented and gifted student-athlete to achieve maximum potential.