Commitment to Personal Development
• Each semester, national speakers are brought to campus to speak to the student-athletes on a wide variety of topics. Recent speakers have included topics such as alcohol abuse and DUI, social networking and the Internet, and the world of gambling and organized crime. Individual sessions are also provided for each athletic team based upon the needs of the student-athletes and recommendation of the coaching staffs.
Athletic Leadership Academy
• Athletic Leadership Academy is a year-long program aimed at developing and enhancing the leadership skills of participating student-athletes. The program is targeted toward sophomore and junior student-athletes who wish not only to improve their personal leadership, but also strive to strengthen their respective teams through the information and skills they acquire in the workshops. Leadership academy meets once per month throughout the academic year.
• Two full-time learning specialists are employed by the athletics department to assist student-athletes on learning difficulties and study skills. The learning specialists also work with student-athletes on emotional issues surrounding family illness, injury or other life-changing incidents.
• Psychological services works closely with the athletics department at KSU to assist with students in need of counseling.