Academic Support for Student-Athletes Mission Statement
The mission of Academic Services is to create an environment that will allow student-athletes the opportunity to earn a degree while maximize their academic, personal, and social growth. Central to the mission of Academic Support Services is the opportunity for student-athletes to experience a well-rounded educational program in addition to competing in intercollegiate athletics. While student-athletes are encouraged to reach their full potential in athletic competition, the highest level of integrity is applied when dealing with academic matters affecting student-athletes.
We recognize that every student-athlete has goals that are fulfilled by both athletic and academic success, and that there must be a balance between these two pursuits. Academic Services provides the following academic support services:
Each student-athlete is assigned an academic services counselor in addition to an on-campus faculty advisor or a professional advisor in their particular school/college. Student-athletes receive supplemental counseling on both general education and major requirements. Counselors also help schedule courses and inform student-athletes of NCAA eligibility requirements. Students may make an appointment or drop by during regular business hours.
The Office of Academic Services also takes on the role of tracking academic progress. Staff members are in contact with instructors through progress reports, phone calls, and emails throughout the semester. This information is used to identify problem areas and make recommendations for improvement.
Academic Services staff members act as liaisons to the rest of the University community and are trained to provide the appropriate referrals to other campus resources and departments.