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NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills Program

The NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills program is designed to address the “total development” of the student-athlete. It is a well-rounded plan for students to develop the individual skills necessary to lead a successful, productive life and become leaders of and contributors to the community and the nation. The program consists of five components: academic excellence, athletic excellence, career development, personal development and service, and is designed to help student-athletes not only bridge the gap from high school to college and from college to the professional world, but also to make meaningful contributions to their communities. All first-time freshman athletes will enroll in a one credit course University 100, surrounding Life Skills designed to promote their personal, academic, career and community service success.

Fall 2005 Program:

  • “PARTY TIME” Alcohol Education & Awareness with Randy Haveson
  • “Time Management, Balancing Life and Sports” provided by the Women’s Center
  • “How to Write the Perfect Resume” provided by the Career Center
  • “Gambling & Performance Enhancing Drugs” provided by Health Promotion & Education
  • “Multicultural Awareness” provided by the Dean of Students Office
  • “Career Exploration” provided by the Career Center

Topics can also be discussed in team settings as requested by team members and/or the head coach. Alcohol and Drug education programs are offered by Athletics Academic Services and in conjunction with other university student services departments. In addition the Alcohol 101 series is available as either a group presentation or a one-on-one experience. Athletics Academic Services acts as a resource for students who want to explore issues in personal academic service and career development


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