The mission of the Fayetteville State University intercollegiate athletics program is to bring positive recognition to Fayetteville State University through a program built on concepts such as excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm. The mission is integral to the university's educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics and to compete successfully in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete, and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal performance.
Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.