SAS Curriculum

Student-athletes face unique challenges due to demands from practice and travel schedules, coaches, and team commitments. The Student Athlete Services (SAS) curriculum is tailored to address these concerns and prepare student-athletes so that they can reach their full potential and succeed in the classroom, within their sport, and for life after Gustavus.

First Year Athletes

Eligibility Sessions:

  • Student Athlete Code of Conduct
  • Hazing Education
  • College Alcohol Policy
  • NCAA Banned Substances and Drug Testing
  • Social Media Responsibilities

First Year Mentor Program

  • Accountability, Commitment and Decision Making
  • Priority Management and Balance
  • Resourcefulness and Communication
  • Creating Social Connections
  • Campus Involvement
  • Staying Connected with Home

The Life of a Gustie Student Athlete Educational Session

  • Time management skills and academic success
  • Making informed and educated choices regarding health issues
  • Transition from high school to college athletics
  • Nutrition Education
  • Stress Management Tips
  • Building Relationships

Sophomore Athletes

Eligibility Sessions:

  • Student Athlete Code of Conduct
  • Hazing Education
  • College Alcohol Policy
  • NCAA Banned Substances and Drug Testing
  • Social Media Responsibilities

Step Up Bystander Training

  • Raise Awareness of helping behaviors
  • Increase motivation to help
  • Develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns

Junior Athletes

Eligibility Sessions:

  • Student Athlete Code of Conduct
  • Hazing Education
  • College Alcohol Policy
  • NCAA Banned Substances and Drug Testing
  • Social Media Responsibilities

Team Mentor Training

  • Modeling appropriate behavior
  • Establishing open and honest communication
  • Ease transition for first-year athletes

Career Development and Exploration Opportunities

  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Gustie Athlete Meet Employers (GAME) event
  • Alumni Mentoring Program

Senior Athletes

Eligibility Sessions:

  • Student Athlete Code of Conduct
  • Hazing Education
  • College Alcohol Policy
  • NCAA Banned Substances and Drug Testing
  • Social Media Responsibilities

Team Mentor Training

  • Modeling appropriate behavior
  • Establishing open and honest communication
  • Ease transition for first year athletes

Career Development and Exploration

  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Gustie Athlete Meet Employers (GAME) event
  • Alumni Mentoring Program