UB Athletic Academic Services emphasizes the importance of education to help our student-athletes develop the skills necessary to become independent and successful learners. We help facilitate the development of our students by promoting scholarly pursuits and academic excellence with integrity. Our office provides opportunities for our student-athletes to participate in seminars throughout the year that emphasize academic achievement, personal development, and lifelong learning. Among the many accomplishments that help facilitate, our student-athletes have recorded 10 consecutive semesters of a student-athlete grade point average (GPA) above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Sixty percent of our student-athletes earn a GPA of 3.0 or above each semester, and 30% of our student-athletes earn a GPA of 3.5 or above each semester. These results out-perform the general student body.
WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY?
UB Athletic Academic Services must be at the forefront of innovation in technology and aesthetics in order to provide the optimum educational experience for our student-athletes. We have identified items that will directly enhance the education experience of our student athletes. These items include:
Laptops/tablets to allow student-athletes to have access to academic information and course materials posted by faculty, and submit course assignments during team travel for competition
New tables and chairs for group instruction and individual tutoring
Updated furnishings for learning and study areas
Dry-erase boards for instructional purposes
WHY YOU SHOULD HELP?
In order to achieve our goal in providing excellent resources for the 540 student athletes, we are going to need help from YOU. Extra resources will go a long way in attracting prospective student athletes as well as enhancing the student-athlete experience for our current players. Every student-athlete will benefit from YOUR generosity…. GO BULLS!
Thank you so much for your donation!!! As our Rhodes Scholar you will get a 360 degree view of the Athlete Academic Services and experience a day in the life of a student athlete PLUS receive everything listed above.