Lafayette College
The Department of Athletics
Mission Statement

"The Department of Athletics, as a partner in the mission of Lafayette College, provides an effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. We are committed to cultivating an environment of excellence that fosters personal growth, leadership development, responsible citizenship and team work. The department promotes pride, loyalty and unity within the Lafayette community and creates opportunities for building life-long relationships."

The Department of Athletics is committed to ensuring gender equity compliance, student-athlete welfare, and promotes the values of ethical and responsible behavior. The department is committed to providing a diverse learning environment with equitable opportunity for student-athletes and staff without regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin. The department operates in compliance with Lafayette College, Patriot League and NCAA policies as well as federal regulations.

The Department of Athletics fulfills its purpose by:

  1. Creating an environment where student-athletes and teams are challenged to excel.
  2. Ensuring a high student-athlete graduation rate through monitoring and support.
  3. Acting with ethical and moral standards.
  4. Graduating proactive and productive members of society.

Adopted November 5, 2009
Revised July 30, 2015