About Us

Mission Statement

The Center for the Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) is responsible for providing academic support services to all NCAA Varsity athletic sports at SMU. The ADSA team recognizes there are unique demands placed on student-athletes; therefore, our support services are designed to assist the student-athletes’ personal, professional, and educational growth during their participation in Mustang athletics. The ADSA provides academic counseling, tutoring, and skill development with an emphasis on the importance of individualized plans for each student-athlete’s quest for academic excellence and pursuing their passions outside of sport. The ADSA staff consists of Academic Counselors, Reading and Writing Specialists, Tutor Coordinator, Tutor Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and a Graduate Assistant.