Learning enhancement services offered by the Sam Houston State University athletic department academic advisors for student-athletes include:
ENTERPRISE CAREER CENTER
The Enterprise Career Center offers career advice on resume writing, interviewing skills and assistance for the job market.
STUDENT ATHLETE AFFAIRS
The NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs program provides a mandatory class for incoming freshmen student-athletes to enhance their opportunities for success at Sam Houston. Additionally, the university offers the SAM Center which provides academic advising, study skills sessions, graduate school seminars and additional academic support. Student-Athlete Affairs is an NCAA required course designed to assist the freshman student-athletes with their transition into college.
MANDATORY ACADEMIC ADVISING
Student-athletes receive guidance concerning course scheduling, assistance with registration, degree plans, and information regarding NCAA academic/eligibility requirements. All student-athletes are required to be advised at the SAM Center first, then within the athletic department. All student-athletes that have 90 hours or more are required to be advised for graduation status approval.
student-athlete's academic progress is monitored by grade checks (three times per semester) as well as meetings with an academic advisor to discuss progress, grades, and strategies.
STUDY SKILLS GROUPS
Groups learn study strategies and good habits that assist the learning process.
Tutors are available in all academic subject areas. Tutors meet in the LEC by appointment to assist the student-athlete. Tutors serve as the bridge between the instructors and the course requirements. The availability times are structured to meet the student-athlete’s schedule. Student-athletes are required to bring their text books, notes, and class outline as a reference for the tutors.
STUDENT-ATHLETE DAY PLANNER
Each student-athlete is provided with an athletic department day planner. Along with the academic year calendar, the planner has the student-athlete guidelines, department policies and procedures, important telephone numbers and contacts, and quick reference study guides.