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SVSU Athletics Strategic Plan


We build strong leaders within a championship culture that provides the greatest opportunity for our student-athletes to impact the world as they pursue academic and athletic excellence. We foster a deep sense of red pride through our on-campus initiatives and dynamic partnerships as we engage our local, regional and global communities.


SVSU Athletics will be recognized as the standard of integrity and excellence in academic and athletic performance / achievement. Our collaborative culture and world class facilities will develop healthy, engaged and prepared leaders who will serve the global community.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1 - SVSU Athletics provides comprehensive academic support for student-athletes that leads to improved retention, graduation and success in the classroom.

Goal 2 - Support a competitive environment and provide a championship experience in the pursuit of team and individual athletic pursuits.

Goal 3 - Increase external revenues, support and awareness for Cardinal Athletics while growing red pride among Alums.

Goal 4 - SVSU Athletics upholds a culture of integrity, gender equity and diversity by progressive leadership and collaboration with stakeholders.

Goal 5 - SVSU is widely known across the country as providing first class competition venues and related facilities for academic and athletic pursuits for all programs. 

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