The student-athlete at Union University strives for excellence in both academics and sport. This requires optimal effort on the practice field in preparation for competition as well as optimal study in preparation for the classroom.
The student-athlete embraces Union's core value of being "Christ-centered" in conduct as an athlete and student. This objective is manifested by personal spiritual growth as well as exhibited by Christ-like conduct and sportsmanship in competition.
The student-athlete seeks to exemplify charitable and compassionate character in relationships with fellow students on campus and to operate from a "team first" philosophy in the venue of athletic competition. Externally, all student-athletes are expected to participate in mission and community outreach projects to meet people's physical and spiritual needs in local and even international settings.
The overall mission of Union University is to prepare students to succeed in their chosen careers and engage society as responsible citizens and followers of Christ. Believing athletics serves as a companion to the classroom in this goal, Union's coaches, faculty, and administration partner together in equipping the student-athlete with skills, character, and spiritual growth for the present and the future.