The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at The Citadel is to develop, maintain, and continue to improve a well-rounded program of athletics geared to the aims and objectives of The Citadel, the Southern Conference,and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In order to carry out this mission, all athletics personnel must be familiar with the athletics policy as approved by the Board of Visitors and the President of The Citadel:
The Citadel policy on intercollegiate athletics includes a balanced program covering a broad spectrum of sports for men and women. The College will support this program to enable its representatives to be competitive in every respect. The Citadel will compete as a Division I institution under current NCAA and Southern Conference regulations. The athletics program will be conducted within the aims, standards, and objectives of The Citadel as a comprehensive military college providing a quality education. The Department of Athletics is committed to gender and minority equity in all of its programs. In addtion, for the safety and welfare of student-athletes, The Citadel maintains full-time certifi ed trainers, a college surgeon, and special orthopedic doctors to provide medical support services.
The Citadel is a member of the NCAA with FCS classification in football and Division I classification in all other sports. In addition, the college is a member of the Southern Conference, which is comprised of Appalachian State University, The Citadel, the College of Charleston, Davidson College, Elon University, Furman University, Georgia Southern University, UNC Greensboro, Samford University, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Western Carolina University, and Wofford College.