Mission and Values - Sports - Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State Altoona

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Mission & Values

Mission Statement

Consistent with the University's mission, Intercollegiate Athletics strives for excellence by offering students model programs to develop meaningful standards of academic excellence, athletic performance, leadership, community service, and sportsman-like conduct within the educational and social environment of Penn State Altoona.


  • We believe in the primacy of the athlete as a student.
  • We respect each student as an individual and their personal welfare is our highest priority.
  • We view competition as the means to healthy respect of self and others.
  • We promote traditional values of honesty, integrity, commitment, and hard work as the foundation of our reputation and continuing success.
  • We are committed to providing coaches who regard themselves first and foremost as teachers.
  • Teamwork should prevail in all interactions among students, coaches, staff, and administrators.