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 maximize their academic, personal and social growth. 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. AS provides the following academic support services:

Academic Counseling

Each student-athlete is assigned an academic services counselor in addition to a 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.

Academic Monitoring

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.