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Student-Athlete Handbook

Student-Athlete Success Program

Betty Palmer - Director, Student Athlete Success:

Services available through the Student Athlete Success Program include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Personal Counseling
  • Mandatory Study Hall for Freshmen, Transfer, and "At Risk" Student Athletes
  • Progress Checks with Faculty Twice per Semester

    NCAA CHAMPS/LIFE SKILLS Coordinator: Barbara Mead, Assistant Dean of Students, (843) 863-8009

    CHAMPS/Life Skills is a program implemented by the NCAA in 1994 to enhance the overall development of student athletes at NCAA member institutions. The program seeks to support student athlete development in 5 areas:

    • Academics
    • Athletics
    • Personal Development
    • Career Development
    • Community Service

      A variety of workshops are offered in the fall and spring semesters for CSU student athletes. Please contact Barbara Mead for more information.

      Additional Services

      The following services are available to all students at Charleston Southern University:

      • Learning Center – Brenda Hanna, Director, (843) 863 - 8073: Free tutoring across the curriculum
      • Career Planning & Student Employment – Hester Young, Director, (843) 863 - 8019: Career Counseling and Skills Assessment; GNED 201 Career Planning Seminar for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (1 credit hour); GNED 398/399 Applied Learning Experience (APPLE) for 3 credit hours; On Campus Career Fairs in October, February & March; Student Employment (Work Study)
      • Special Needs– Dr. Annie Watson, Director, Student Success Center, (843) 863-7159: Accommodations for students with documented learning disabilities or other disabilities that require special assistance


  • Midterm and Final Grade Reports to Coaches each Semester
  • Recognition of scholar athletes (3.o and above) each major semester
  • Team GPA awards each major semester

The Student Athlete Success Director works with all student athletes and their coaches to ensure that students meet the academic eligibility requirements for NCAA Division I competition.

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