The Department of Athletics is an integral part of the entire Franciscan University educational experience. Franciscan has embraced a philosophy that a well-rounded athletics program including intercollegiate, intramural, recreational sports as well as wellness programming should be offered as a part of it’s educational mission. The purpose of athletics is to assist students in obtaining a well-rounded education consistent with the University’s liberal arts, philosophy and Franciscan tradition. Franciscan University is committed to the principle of firm institutional
control of athletics, and to the unquestioned integrity of its athletic programs. Those individuals responsible for the athletic program are expected to foster and maintain the values and the goals associated with the mission of the university as an institution of higher education.
As a Catholic University, Franciscan is committed to traditional Catholic values that have been a part of the University’s history. These include the development of the human spirit as well as the body, the pursuit of excellence in all endeavors, the fostering of Christian character, the call to personal integrity and the acceptance of personal responsibility.