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SLIAC Mission Statement, Purpose & Principles



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Mission Statement

To enhance the student-athletes' educational process through intercollegiate competitive activity encompassing the rules of fairness based on the highest standards of integrity and sportsmanlike conduct.

Colleges and universities in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference consider the athletic experience an integral component of the educational process.  In so doing, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference seeks to coordinate the objectives and programs of athletics with the academic developmental objectives and to ensure the integration of athletes with other students.

Adopted 5-26-93


Purpose & Principles
(Article 2.0 of the SLIAC Constitution)

The purpose of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is to provide an association through which the member institutions may encourage organized competition in intercollegiate sports among teams representative of their respective student bodies.

It is the cardinal principle of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that participation in sports by the members of its teams shall be solely because of student interest in the enjoyment of the game.  No financial aid shall be given to any student, which is conditioned upon participation in intercollegiate sports or provided for the purpose of encouraging participation.

No aid funds of any member institution shall be specifically reserved for athletes participating in the conference and the directors of athletics and coaches shall have no vote or participation in the determination of recipients or amounts of financial aid to any student who participates in any sports in this conference.

Admitting criteria for admission to individual member institution shall be the same for all students at that member institution.