The Athletic Academic Services Program consists of a weekly individual half-hour academic counseling appointment with a learning specialist, evening study halls, and additional subject specific tutoring appointments as needed. The focus of the academic counseling and learning strategies appointments is twofold.
First, they focus on helping incoming freshman student-athletes with transitional issues like planning and organization. Organization and planning are particularly important for all student-athletes because of team travel commitments and the unique time demands of being a student-athlete.
Second, these weekly appointments also function as an early warning system. By getting regular weekly feedback from the student-athlete, his or her learning specialist can identify and address academic problems quickly. If an issue arises, the learning specialist can place the student-athlete in subject specific tutoring and/or communicate with the student-athlete’s coaches to address it immediately. During these study halls, students have access to the range of tutoring services in the Student Success Center. In addition, the staff that monitors these study halls is composed of learning specialists who are cross trained to tutor students in writing, learning strategies and at least one other academic discipline.
Psychological Resilience Clinic
College students are coping with more than their normal amount of stress this year. In addition to their usual responsibilities, they are also dealing with the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic. The Psychological Resilience Clinic is here to provide students access to a safe space with a trusted mental health counselor who can provide them with much needed support and resources. These services will promote wellness, enhance mental fitness and focus on personal growth and cognitive flexibility.
The clinic is staffed by two Clinical Psychology graduate students who will be our Mental Wellness and Resiliency Coaches. The MWR coaches will be offering individual meetings and group discussions regarding topics such as stress reduction tactics, mindfulness techniques, time management skills or whichever topic the students express an interest in.
Hours & How to Schedule
Hours: Monday through Thursday 4-9pm
Location: 2nd floor McAlister OR Student Success Center, 117 Thompson Hall