Athletic Academic Advising helps student athletes maximize their academic potential by mastering the dual pressures of participating in a sport and earning a college education.
The staff provides time management training, tutoring, registration assistance and other academic support services. The department also coordinates the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) life skills program for student athletes.
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| Director of Athletics Academic Advising: Kate O'Brien || (773) 325-7254 || email@example.com |
| Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Advising: Tracy Moss || (773) 325-7259 || firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Advising: Jill Hollembeak || (773) 325-4034 || email@example.com|
Mission of Athletics Academic Advising
The AAA program is committed to providing informed, competent, and holistic advising that assists student-athletes in accomplishing their educational, career and life objectives.
The primary responsibility of AAA is to cultivate and enhance student-athletes’ opportunities for academic success as well as their development as the total “student-athlete”.
AAA creates and maintains a supportive environment where individual differences are appreciated and each person is respected. The best interest of student-athletes is the foundation of policies, procedures and programs.
Life Skills Program
Overview of NCAA CHAMPS Life/Skills Program
Student - Athletes who attend DePaul University soon find out that the college experience is not limited to their endeavors in the classroom or in competition. As a student - athlete at DePaul, you are part of a dynamic learning community that stresses the pursuit of intellectual and athletic excellence, personal growth, career readiness and a commitment to serving the greater community.
DePaul has always been a school for active learners, for those student-athletes who have the same competitive drive for excellence whether it be in the classroom or on the playing field. That is why the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) chose DePaul to be among the first schools to implement the NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program in the Fall of 1994. The NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program takes learning beyond the classroom to help student-athletes make the most of their college.
During the 2006-07 academic year, 127 of DePaul's student-athletes had a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and were named a BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star. Following DePaul's first BIG EAST campaign in 2005-06, a total of 107 student-athletes achieved league academic recognition.
In addition, 84 student-athletes were named to DePaul University’s Dean’s List, while women’s basketball players Allie Quigley and Jenna Rubino were named to the NACDA I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team. John Partyka of the men’s soccer team was named a second team NSCAA/adidas All-Scholar Region honoree.
In the newest data submitted to the NCAA, the commitment of DePaul student-athletes toward graduation is evident. DePaul’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for men’s soccer is 972. This rate measures both the eligibility and retention of student-athletes receiving any level of athletics aid. Men’s golf, softball, women’s basketball and women’s tennis were recognized by the NCAA for their outstanding academic ARP performances. All four programs were ranked in the 90-100th percential within all NCAA sports.
DePaul student-athletes understand the importance of successfully balancing academics and athletics. We can help by improving your study and test taking skills and through careful advising provided by our athletic academic advising program. DePaul also offers an excellent tutoring program and other services in its new academic center.
DePaul University has a long history of athletic excellence and by all means, we plan to continue to provide the very best in competition and to continue our winning ways. But athletics on the Division I level is also about sportsmanship and about the well being of the student-athlete.
From freshman orientation through graduation, DePaul provides programming to help foster your overall development. The reality is that college can sometimes be difficult and the decisions that you make during these years may affect you for the rest of your life. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary information to make good decisions. Programs ranging from time and stress management to health issues to Leadership training help prepare DePaul students to have successful college careers.
The city of Chicago provides DePaul a great classroom to prepare you for a career once you graduate. Student athletes are encouraged to participate in DePaul's internship programs and to gain career related experience. As you near graduation, you can interview with one of the hundreds of companies that interview job candidate's on-campus through the University's nationally renowned career placement center.
DePaul student-athletes participate in a number of community service activity. During the past year, student-athletes have volunteered at the Special Olympics, participated in Misericordia Days, met with children at children's Memorial Hospital, led an organ donation drive and participated in Freshman Student Service Day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. They compiled countless other hours by visiting schools and instructing youngsters at camps. Since 2001, student-athletes have participated in a literacy program sponsored by Verison Wireless.