Mission StatementFor Those Who Serve

Saint Leo University Mission Statement

Saint Leo University is a Catholic, liberal-arts based University serving people of all faiths. Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the University seeks balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for all members of its community. On its University Campus and many extension Centers, Saint Leo University offers a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world, a model based on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

To accomplish its mission, the University community creates a student-centered environment in which love of learning is of prime importance. Members of the community are expected to examine and express their own values, listen respectfully to and respond to the opinions of others, serve the community in which they live, welcome others into their lives and care for all of God’s creations.


Department of Athletics Mission Statement

The Department of Athletics at Saint Leo University seeks to preserve and enhance the mission of the University, its culture and values based environment by providing a challenging, diverse and continually improving intercollegiate athletic program. The Saint Leo University Department of Athletics program provides for the emotional, physical and social well-being and development of the student-athlete. It nurtures individual growth and progress by offering opportunities for the development of leadership, skills and talents on the field, as well success in the classroom. Intercollegiate athletics enhances the university experience for both the participant and the observer. The Department of Athletics strives to encourage unity within the Saint Leo University community by providing a program of excellence, honor and integrity.