Student-Athlete Development Mission Statement
The University of Minnesota's Student-Athlete Development program encourages and supports service, leadership, personal and professional development for the overall well-being of the intercollegiate student-athlete. We strive to build success through creative problem solving, personalized educational sessions, trainings and meaningful partnerships with campus and community stakeholders.
To serve as the premier provider of services and resources in the enhancement of the student-athlete experience through empowerment and leadership development.
Pillars of Excellence
Student-Athlete Development Commitments
Academic Excellence - Utilize resources to shape and build upon intellectual capacity in the pursuit of scholastic achievement.
Athletic Excellence & Leadership - Empower a continued commitment to honoring our athletic mission guided by leadership, integrity and pride.
Personal Development - Coordinate educational programs, developmental initiatives and assessment tools to increase awareness through identity exploration and enhancement.
Professional Development - Provide programming to encourage career progression and enhanced professional competence.
Service - Promote a shared belief in making a difference in the lives of others by being an active and engaged member of our campus and surrounding community.
Our Gophers As Future Leaders
3/26/2018 - Student-Athlete Affairs
Golf's Cambell Fisher and softball's Taylor Chell co-founded the future law enforcement leaders student group.
Gophers Celebrate Girls and Women in Sports
2/7/2018 - Student-Athlete Affairs
University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day with a variety of events held throughout the week.
Gopher Spotlight: Christine Portillo
2/1/2018 - Student-Athlete Affairs
Not only has Portillo been a leader within her team as a member of SAAC, she's already made an impact on the University of Minnesota campus and beyond.