Welcome to the online home of Athletic Mentoring and
Champs Life Skills. This site contains information about Athletic Mentoring at
Mansfield University, and the Champs Life Skills Program. Also, the Student
Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is run in conjunction with Athletic
Mentoring and Champs Life Skills.
Deb Rotella serves as the advisor for Athletic Mentoring,
Champs Life Skills, and SAAC. View the link in the left menu of this page for
more information on Ms. Rotella.
Also linked on the left menu of the page are recent
events that Champs Life Skills and SAAC have organized or participated in.
Feel free to browse the photo journals of our 2005-06 events.
Throughout the academic year, all SAAC events will be
posted here on the website.
What is Athletic Mentoring?
Student-athletes can look toward the
Athletic Academic Advisor (Ms. Rotella) for guidance in developing and
achieving their academic and career goals. Through individual and group
advising, this program assists student-athletes in establishing necessary
links to various university resources provided by the Academic and Human
Development Department. Referrals are also made to auxiliary services such as
Financial Aid, Student Records, and the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs.
The mission of the Athletic
Mentoring Program is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part
of the campus educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the
student body. With this in mind, the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was
implemented a Mansfield University to support the student development
initiates and to enhance the quality of the student-athletes experience within
the university setting. The Athletic Mentoring Program/ CHAMPS Life Skills,
supports student-athletesí development in the following four areas:
academic, personal, career, and community service.
Commitment to Academic Excellence
To support the academic progress of
the student-athletes toward intellectual development and graduation.
Commitment to Personal Development
To support the development of a
well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well
being, personal growth and decision-making skills.
Commitment to Career Development
To encourage the student-athlete to
develop and pursue career and life goals. Below are some links to more
information about career development.
Commitment to Service
To engage the student-athlete in
service to his/her campus and surrounding communities. Most student-athletes
will partake in some form of community service while participating in
Intercollegiate Athletics. View the events section to the left to see past