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WHY WE NEED YOU

The University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation, a separate a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, serves as the primary fundraising arm of Southern Miss Athletics.

Through contributions from our members, who understand the need and cost of maintaining competitive athletic programs, we can provide scholarship and operational support for our near 400 student-athletes, funding to support facility enhancements and financial assistance to other programs designed to elevate student-athlete success and Southern Miss athletics.

Your investment plays a critical role in the University's athletic program and allows us to continue building young men and women we are proud to call Golden Eagles. Being an active member of the Eagle Club is not only an investment in our 16 athletic programs and Southern Miss, it also unlocks many special benefits to you.You can find additional information about all available Eagle Club benefits by calling the Eagle Club at (601) 266-5299.

MISSION FOR SOUTHERN MISS ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

The mission of the Southern Miss Athletic Department is to Guide and Support our Student-Athletes in the pursuit of excellence Academically, Athletically and Personally.

The Southern Miss Athletic Foundation supports this mission by providing direction and oversight to core fundraising activities, establishment and administration of endowment funds for Student-Athlete scholarships; facility construction funding and equipment purchase; financial assistance for coaches and key personnel; and other financial support matters as deemed necessary and determined to be policy/legally sufficient.


MISSION FOR SOUTHERN MISS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • In alignment with the educational mission of The University of Southern Mississippi 
  • We guide and support our Student-Athletes in the pursuit of excellence academically, athletically and personally
  • We serve as ambassadors and advocates for the Department and the University.
  • Above all else we promote and protect the safety, health and wellbeing of each and every one of our Student-Athletes.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR SOUTHERN MISS ATHLETICS

  • Respect

We treat ourselves and others with dignity, kindness and respect.

  • Positive Energy

We have a positive energy, attitude and outlook.

  • Focus

We remain focused on the most important use of our time and resources.

  • Excellence

We strive for excellence in all we do.

  • Collaboration

We work together to get the job done.

  • Honor

We are honorable in our thoughts and actions.

 

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