Mission Statement

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.


Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Any individual with a concern, grievance or complaint of discrimination or retaliation should utilize the University's policies listed above or the applicable employment related grievance procedures for faculty and EPA non-faculty employees.

Students who believe they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Student Conduct or the Title IX Coordinator.

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