UTEP Mission Statment

Mission Statement

The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to providing a nationally competitive athletics program as an integral component of the educational mission of the university. Athletic programs sponsored shall be in compliance with the highest recognized standards of the institution and its athletics governing bodies. Intercollegiate Athletics will operate in harmony with the university's stated mission and be committed to the intellectual, cultural, physical and social development of student-athletes. In particular, the Intercollegiate Athletics program shall serve as an educational opportunity for student-athletes and as a focal point to bring the student body, faculty and community together. Intercollegiate Athletics will actively support diversity in participation in all athletic programs and operations.

Core Values

These are the core values of UTEP Athletics They are an intrinsic part of our history. They guide our conduct today and will guide UTEP student-athletes into tomorrow.


We embrace diversity throughout our organization. We hire and recruit without regard to age, ancestry, disability, gender, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.


We are always truthful, fair and equitable in our relationships with student-athletes and their families, coaches, staff, opponents and fans. We ALWAYS conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects the highest level of respect, integrity and sportsmanship.


We provide first-class service to our student-athletes, coaches, donors, customers, fans and opponents.


We are committed to winning in the classroom and in intercollegiate athletics. Academically, we will excel in the classroom and graduate at a higher rate than the university average. Athletically, we will compete for conference and national championships while maintaining what is best for our student-athletes and our institution. Ethically, we will follow the rules. NO EXCEPTION. Fiscal Resources, we will strive to acquire the resources necessary to maximize the opportunity for our student-athletes and coaches to be champions at the highest level. Customer Service, we will provide our donors, fans and the general public with unsurpassed customer service while providing the best game-day experience in intercollegiate athletics.