Student Athlete Support Services
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) exists to help student-athletes coordinate and balance their academic and athletic demands. The objective is to provide comprehensive services to support all student-athletes in their overall personal development and their pursuit of academic and athletic goals. One of the primary goals of SASS is to ensure that student-athletes are meeting University and NCAA standards while making appropriate progress toward a Boston University degree. In essence, SASS staff are Academic Coordinator’s rather than Academic Advisor’s and are here to supplement and augment the efforts of the academic staffs in the schools/colleges. Our office is the liaison to the school/college advising offices, the faculty, Registrar’s Office, University Service Center, etc…We advocate for the student-athletes and assist them, if necessary in communicating with these staffs and offices.
To meet identified needs of individual student-athletes and to ensure incoming freshmen are firmly established, weekly and bi-weekly meetings are scheduled with freshmen and also with individual students (at any class level) judged to be at risk. These meetings are an effort to take a proactive approach in addressing study skills strategies, transition issues, time management, open communication, and to ensure student-athletes are aware of BU and NCAA academic requirements. At the same time these appointments provide the student-athlete with information about the various on campus resources that are available for their use.