Career Athletes

Athletic Academic Advising Staff

Student-athletes have more demands, stricter requirements and more complex schedules than non-athletes. To help meet those demands, each student-athlete has access to an academic advisor. Academic Advisors perform a variety of functions which include:

  • Provide academic, personal and career advising
  • Assist with class scheduling and major selection
  • Work with faculty advisors to track academic and degree progress of each student-athlete
  • Arrange for tutors and mentors
  • Monitor study hall attendance and productivity
  • Monitor NCAA continuing eligibility regulations


The primary goal of the tutorial program is to provide student-athletes with academic assistance beyond what they receive in the classroom. Tutor appointments may be scheduled through the academic advising staff. Tutors are also available during night time Study Hall in certain subjects and may be utilized on a walk-in basis. All student-athletes have access to tutors on any subject matter.

Academic Mentors

The purpose of an Academic Mentor is to provide individualized and/or small group academic support and assistance for student-athletes, assisting them in their transition to the University, developing their study skills and habits, fostering an understanding of learning and motivation, and helping them to develop academic literacy skills. These duties include:

  • Working with student-athletes on a regular basis to provide guidance in their coursework
  • Help students develop good study skills and habits
  • Foster and understanding of the principles of learning and motivation
  • Facilitate the application of these principles to the student-athlete's course work
  • Provide relevant guidance, support and instruction in reading and writing for students with deficits in those areas

Study Hall

Study Hall is open to student-athletes Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Students are checked for attendance and are monitored for productivity.