The mission of the Hofstra University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to sponsor a broad-based athletics program, which positively reflects the interests and values of the institution's students, faculty, administration, alumni, and friends who support its many initiatives. 

The primary objective of the athletic program is to provide student-athletes with the opportunity to excel in the academic environment and in athletic competition.  By recruiting men and women of academic quality, good character, and high athletic ability, the athletic program fosters among its students a sense of leadership, discipline, mutual trust, and social responsibility. 

The athletic program maintains a strong commitment to the principles of fiscal responsibility, gender equity, minority equity, sportsmanship and adheres to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.  Hofstra University is committed to equitable opportunities for all students and its employees, including women and minorities

Central to its mission, the athletic program directs its efforts in accordance with University, Colonial Athletic Association, and NCAA policies.  Operating in a manner, which reflects positively on Hofstra University, the athletic program aspires to provide the necessary resources for its student-athletes to compete at the highest possible level and it looks favorably upon the opportunity to serve a leadership role in intercollegiate athletics - locally, regionally and nationally.