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Mission Statement

D'Youville Athletics' Mission Statement: It is the mission of the department of athletics to offer programs that provide diverse opportunities for participation and foster a sense of collegiality and cooperation within the college community, while promoting character development, leadership qualities, sportsmanship and academic excellence in our student-athletes.

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Mission Statement: The AMCC is an alliance of NCAA Division III institutions whose mission is to provide our students with an intercollegiate athletics program that advances their educational experience in a way that is safe, equitable, respectful, rewarding and balanced.

Core Values:

A. The conference upholds the principle that in each institution the President shall control all phases of the administration of intercollegiate athletics.

B. The intercollegiate athletics program must be in harmony and consistent with the essential educational mission of the institution.

C. The conference shall provide equitable intercollegiate athletics opportunities for males and females and equally emphasize men and women's sports.

D. The conference shall provide equitable competitive opportunities across sports. The regular season emphasis shall be on participation opportunity and the post-season championships and season-ending tournaments shall emphasize higher achievement during the regular season.

E. The AMCC intercollegiate athletics program should promote mutual confidence and cooperation among the member institutions for the purpose of assuring maximum educational benefit from athletics.

F. The practice and promotion of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct by all members of the AMCC community (i.e., staff, student-athletes, coaches, and spectators) shall be of paramount importance.

G. NCAA Division III philosophy and rules are applicable in all circumstances.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Mission Statement: Our mission is to be an integral part of higher education and to focus on the development of our student-athletes.