Mission Statement

Cumberland University Athletic Department
Statement of Mission, Philosophy and Objective


The purpose of the intercollegiate athletic program at Cumberland University is to instill in every student-athlete the highest standards of personal integrity and responsibility.


The Cumberland University intercollegiate athletic program provides the opportunity for each student-athlete to develop self-discipline through the setting and achievement of goals in the classroom and in their respective sport.


The Cumberland University intercollegiate athletic program is dedicated to:

  • Providing equal opportunity for intercollegiate participation for male and female student-athletes, and all minorities.
  • Supporting the satisfactory academic progress of each student-athlete.
  • Offering intercollegiate programs for both male and female student-athletes.
  • Appropriately representing CU by maintaining sportsmanship and by displaying fair play in competition.
  • Holding student-athletes accountable to standards at or about University’s Regulations on personal behavior.
  • Complying with the policies of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Mid-South Conference.
  • Providing equal access to financial assistance for all qualified student-athletes.
  • Ensuring the physical, emotional and social welfare of each student-athlete.