The Athletics Department at Idaho State University conducts a diverse athletics program consistent with the mission of the University. The intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of the University and the community of Southeast Idaho. The athletics program contributes significantly to the outreach mission of the University, both in fostering institutional spirit and generating spectator appeal. Given the high media visibility of athletics and athletes, a successful program presents a positive image of the University to the regional community. Education and athletic excellence are the cornerstones of the athletics program. The success of the program is to be measured by the performance of its student-athletes and staff in their academic and athletic pursuits, both in their years at Idaho State University and further, their contributions to society.