The mission of the Golden Hurricane Student Services is to provide quality study/life skills education and support for all Student-Athletes at The University of Tulsa. To that end, graduation is of paramount importance. Additionally, Golden Hurricane Student Services aims to promote Student-Athlete academic achievement, community responsibility, and personal accountability. In doing so, our department believes in preparing student-athletes for the vast array of opportunities that will be presented in the future. Finally, Golden Hurricane Student Services works to ensure that all Student-Athletes maintain NCAA continuing eligibility with regard to overall GPA, earned hours, and percentage of degree requirements.
The purpose of EAS is to offer academic and personal support for Student-Athletes. All programs and services are to enhance the experience of the Student-Athlete in the academic, athletic and campus communities.
Requirements for EAS
Prior to the start of a Student-Athlete's initial enrollment at TU, he/she is required to take assessment tests that measure their reading and writing skills. The assessment test results, along with high school and other test score information, will be examined. Based on this review, Student-Athletes are placed in appropriate academic support services. It is the goal of the GHSS staff to design an individual support program for each Student-Athlete that will best provide for the student's academic success.
All incoming Student-Athletes are assigned to an athletic coordinator for the full academic year. They are required to meet with their athletic coordinator on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Student-Athletes who continue to need monitored academic support after their initial year at TU continue to meet with an academic staff member. The Student-Athletes and the GHSS staff member work together to develop long - and short-term goals that will enhance each individual Student-Athlete's academic success.
The primary purpose of academic coordinating is to monitor progress and to maintain communication with University faculty regarding the academic progress of all Student-Athletes. The GHSS staff member will help coordinate along with the campus advisor, semester class selection and registration, administration of the tutoring and enhanced academic support programs and the review academic performance reports.
Math labs create a learning environment in which students work collectively to solve problems and learn math concepts while being assisted by a tutor. Math labs target several of the required math courses at the University.
Study Skills Workshops
In order to be successful, students need three general skills: reading, writing, and critical thinking. Also, employed in students' college careers are other skills such as exam-taking techniques, listening, note taking, time management, reading for answers, and basic study techniques. A series of workshops presented throughout the semester can address these issues for student-athletes.
Coordinator/Learning Specialist - 918-631-3171
Missed Appointment Policy
Missed tutoring and mentoring appointments will result in the following:
Student-Athletes who have received academic assistance in high school can continue to receive support through The University of Tulsa's program for students with disabilities. Student-Athletes with specific disabilities (learning, emotional, physical, or medical) that might impact their full access and participation in University programs are urged to make an appointment with Dr. Jane Corso in the Center for Student Academic Support 631-2315.
Enhanced Academic Support
Study time is provided for all Student-Athletes. The Associate Athletics Director for Student Services and the Athletic Coordinator determines the number of hours Student-Athletes spend in Enhanced Academic Support (EAS) based on Cum GPA.
Study Hours for the 2010-2011 academic year
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Grade checks are completed each semester in addition to mid-term unsatisfactory grade reports generated from the Provost's office. Reports are also sent out an additional two times a semester from the GHSS staff to professors to monitor grades. These progress reports are compiled by the Associate Athletics Director for Student Services and the GHSS staff. In addition, the reports are provided to the head coach of each respective sport for review.