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

Arrow Individual

Arrow Team

Arrow Department



Gopher Student-Athletes Attend 2016 Pro Day


University of Minnesota student-athletes traded in athletic gear for professional attire to attend the third annual Pro Day, held Monday, Oct. 17, at TCF Bank Stadium.

Colvin Preparing for Life after Athletics


This past summer, track and cross country student-athlete Eric Colvin interned with former Gopher gymnast Michael Paulus.

Gophers Host 10th-Annual HopeDay


Minnesota and the HopeKids organization hosted the 10th annual HopeDay Festival Sunday, Sept. 11, at TCF Bank Stadium.

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