Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)

Programs and Services

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NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs

The University of Toledo is proud to be a part of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. The NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program offers a variety of programming to cultivate student-athletes' lives in five main areas: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development and commitment to service. In 1991, the NCAA Foundation initiated efforts to create a total development program for student-athletes.

Commitment to Academic Excellence - To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation. Services provided within this component include tutoring, academic counseling and advising, learning assessments, orientation classes, structured study sessions, and other related services.

Commitment to Athletic Excellence - To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletics programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete.

Commitment to Personal Development - To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth, and decision making skills. Services provided within this component include presentations, workshops and individual sessions on topics such as nutrition, drugs and alcohol, social media, communication skills and other topics related to student-athlete well-being.

Commitment to Career Development - To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue a career and set life goals for life after sport.

Commitment to Community Service - To engage the student-athlete in service to his/her campus and surrounding communities. UT student-athletes participate in both on-campus and Toledo community-based programs, including opportunities for campus and community events, mentoring local children, volunteering at local hospitals and charitable organizations, and other related activities.

If you are interested in having The University of Toledo student-athletes participate in your community service project, please complete the request form here.

Last Updated: 8/18/20