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"Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have."
- Mark Twain

Villanova University Athletics
NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program

At the core of the Villanova Athletics Department are its 500 student-athletes. Through the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program, the Villanova Athletics Department will strive to meet the changing needs of its student-athletes as well as establish an atmosphere of diversity, respect and inclusion. The Villanova Athletics department will encourage student-athletes to take full advantage of its department and campus community resources. In coordination with the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program Villanova Athletics holds the following mission statements of core values true for all its student-athletes throughout their collegiate careers.

Excellence in Athletics
Villanova Athletics promises to provide opportunities for success through athletics at the Division 1 level. The fundamental principles of integrity, sportsmanship and equality are key to the success of all student-athletes

Excellence in Academics
Villanova University provides student-athletes with a rigorous academic load; Villanova Athletics promises to support and enhance student-athletes progress toward academic success

Commitment to Career Development
Villanova Athletics commits to all student-athletes futures through career development and building a foundation for lifelong success

Commitment to Promoting Personal Responsibility
Villanova Athletics commits to building leaders through personal development training and helping student-athletes maintain healthy lifestyles; mind, body and spirit

Commitment to Service
Villanova Athletics commits to provide service to the surrounding communities. Student-athletes will be provided with opportunities to serve others as a foundation for a lifelong commitment to volunteerism.