The goals of the Student Athlete Success program at Le Moyne College are to focus on the commitment of the “Overall Student-Athlete Experience” in providing our student athletes with opportunities and experiences which allow them to achieve success and develop personally, academically, athletically, intellectually, spiritually and also provide guidance as career endeavors are pursued.
Specifically, the primary focus on the first
year student athletes is the transition from high school to college
life academically and socially. There will be much emphasis
on student athletes familiarizing themselves and utilizing the
College’s Academic Support Center, academic advising, and
faculty office hours.
The Office of Student Athlete Success also provides a Peer Mentor program that matches new student athletes with upper-class student athletes to “check-in” with and be a peer resource during their first year at Le Moyne.
Other opportunities available for the student athletes include becoming part of SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) which is the supported by the NCAA. Student Athletes can begin attending SAAC meetings as early as freshman year and then continue their membership and attain leadership roles within SAAC. SAAC’s structure consists of an executive board (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and four working sub committees which consist of Student Athlete Experience, Career Development, Community Engagement and Game Day Environment/Campus Outreach. Much of the programming for the overall student athlete experience is provided through SAAC.
Additional programming administered by SAAC includes; LEAP,(Leadership Enhancement and Awareness Program), leadership retreats, Scholar Athlete/Faculty Recognition Breakfast, career development workshops, internship opportunities, community service projects(Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish), ‘Phinatic about Reading program, SAAC Facebook page, and supporting and promoting the I-90 Cup Rivalry with The College of St. Rose.
Finally, the Office of Student Athlete Success Services serves as a liaison to the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling, Campus Ministry and the College’s Career Development services and Residence Life.