Advising Student Athletes: A Creative Cross-departmental Team Approach

Student athletes manage many competing priorities: academics, athletic schedules, and personal responsibilities.  This workshop will provide an overview of RIT student athlete trends and discuss successful strategies academic and faculty advisors have utilized to support these students.  Student athlete advocates will be available to share their personal experiences and the student perspective.    


After completing this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of the competing priorities of athletes and how to manage, mentor, and support this special population.
  • Have a greater understanding of the resources on-campus for student athletes
  • Identify and apply different support tools to help guide student athletes, specifically geared toward the academic struggles identified to this population.
  • Maximize the experience with student athletes who can serve as natural leaders for other students and programs when given the tools needed to be successful. 

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Facilitator Information: 

Jenna Lenhardt, Academic Advisor

Dawn Herman, CRP Program Director

Alexander Sleeman, Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics/NCAA Compliance

Marty Gordon, Associate Professor, Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology  

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