The athletic program is considered an integral part of the total education process, and to insure this, it is based on sound educational principles. Athletics is an outgrowth of the Physical Education Program. Through participation in physical education, intramurals and athletics, students are offered an opportunity to develop physically, mentally and socially. Athletics allow those students who have demonstrated a need for further development the opportunity to participate on a higher level. To ensure athletics place in the total education process, the programs must follow the same goals and objectives that govern the Physical Education Program here at Gouverneur.