Todd Edwards, Executive Director
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) provides each student-athlete with guidance, resources and support that will enhance their development both academically and personally. This is accomplished within a proactive success driven environment that delivers quality academic services and career development opportunities.
Academic, personal and professional support is essential to college success, and Michigan State University Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) helps student-athletes from our 23 varsity sports reach their full potential.
The SASS philosophy is to offer an academic support program, integrated with University programming, dedicated to assisting student-athletes with the transition into college. This all-encompassing support continues throughout each student-athletes collegiate career until the day they receive a diploma, lands a job, or enters graduate school.
The SASS staff, knowledgeable about NCAA and Big Ten regulations, consists of eight academic coordinators and three learning specialists. These staff members work proactively building academic profiles on each student-athlete to help uphold their rigorous academic and athletic schedules. They do this by assessing individual needs, gathering daily information on academic progress, providing academic assistance through a broad tutorial program, and assisting the development of learning strategies. Freshmen, transfer student-athletes, and those with learning disabilities receive extra attention while adjusting to their new routines in college. There are also three staff members dedicated to working in student-athlete development, which includes career development and services.
With a nationally recognized facility, the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete Academic Center (the Smith Center), SASS offers a wide range of services including; academic counseling, computer lab access, tutoring in all subject areas, career planning and services, community service opportunities, personal development workshops, assisting in monitoring athletic eligibility, providing priority registration, and making sure that athletes are advised about current NCAA, Big Ten and University rules and regulations.
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