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Academic Development of Student Athletes

About SMU

Recognizing the unique demands on student athletes, SMU has created the Academic Development of Student Athletes to provide additional resources for academic success and personal growth of at-risk student athletes.

Vision Statement

To provide resources and individual guidance to designated student-athletes for optimal academic and personal growth.

Mission Statement

The Center for the Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) promotes skill development and self-assessment of designated student-athletes through mentoring, tutoring, and literacy enhancement. A comprehensive growth plan is developed and implemented for designated student-athletes that includes assessment, goal setting, progress monitoring, and accessing university programs. In collaboration with the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, the ADSA empowers these student-athletes to meet all eligibility and graduation requirements.