||NCAA Eligibility and Student-Athlete Success Center
The Joan and Wallace Phillips Center, located on the fourth floor of Peden Tower, houses the offices of Academic Services and Compliance. With more than 10,000 square feet of space, the Phillips Center offers two state-of-the-art computer labs, a 42-seat classroom, private tutoring rooms, and administrative offices.
The staff of the Phillips Center coordinates a multitude of programs involving Ohio student-athletes with the Mid-American Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. They also serve as the official liaisons between the athletics department and all academic units on campus. With a goal of providing maximum support for all student-athletes, daily contact with faculty allows the staff to monitor those individuals with the greatest need for assistance.
The Phillips Center has three full-time staff members and four learning specialists. The Academic Services staff provides the following:
ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES
Assistance with class registration each semester in accordance with University procedures
Orientation to the campus and academic requirements for student-athletes
Assistance with class schedules
Team travel verification letters sent to instructors
Monitoring student-athlete progress in meeting Ohio University, the MAC Conference and NCAA requirements
Liaison for student-athletes with departmental academic advisors and faculty
Ongoing resource for referrals or questions concerning all areas of campus life at Ohio University
PRIORITY REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES
Student-athletes receive priority privileges for class registration each semester
Individual and group tutors available for any university course
All first-semester freshmen and transfer student-athletes participate in Study Hall
Study Hall is open Monday-Thursday 8:00am-9:00pm, Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Individual tutor rooms are available along with a large group study room
Athletic Director's Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes who achieve a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher
|Randee Duffy, Associate AD
Team Assignments: Men's Basketball, Volleyball, Field Hockey,
and Women's Swimming
Jenny Polak, Assistant Director
Team Assignment: Football
|Zach Rost, Coordinator
Team Assignments: Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Softball,
Track & Field, Baseball and Wrestling
||Kristin Arnold, Learning Specialist
||Elizabeth Conard, Learning Specialist
||Hope Howell, Learning Specialist
||Brittany Tyree, Learning Specialist
||Academics & Support
Joan & Wallace Phillips Center
Academic Advancement Center
Writing Center | Find a Tutor
Disability Services | OU Libraries
Freshmen Orientation/Bobcat Student Orientation
Our student-athletes earned a 3.069 accumulative GPA for the 2012 Spring quarter. For the Spring, a total of 227 student-athletes earned a GPA above a 3.0, while 118 of those Bobcats achieved a GPA above a 3.5 and 69 qualified for the Dean's List. Ohio had 10 sport programs finish with a team GPA above a 3.0 for the Spring term.
||Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a group of student-athletes, composed of representatives from each team, who serve the following purposes:
1. To design and implement activities that enhances the involvement of sporting events at Ohio University and to promote awareness of Ohio athletics within the campus and Athens area.
2. To actively encourage involvement of student-athletes in campus and community outreach programs and activities.
3. To provide student-athletes with the opportunity to effectively communicate with the athletics department administration on matters that involve the welfare of the student-athlete.
4. To effectively make decisions or act on any other matter relevant to the goals and responsibilities of the Ohio SAAC.
5. To serve as advocates for all student-athletes in communicating information about relevant issues and proposed NCAA rule changes.
6. To serve as advocates for all student-athletes in communicating information about relevant issues in the Mid-American Conference.
Ohio University is proud to participate in the Life Skills Program launched by the NCAA Foundation and Division I-A Athletic Director's Association in 1994. The department of athletics at Ohio University if committed to a program that will develop the leadership potential of all student-athletes as they pursue their education, develop their athletic skills and prepare for rewarding careers. The mission of the Life Skills Program at Ohio University is to promote academic excellence, leadership, sportsmanship, and to establish a commitment of service to others as a foundation for a balanced lifestyle.
Objective of the Bobcat Life Skills Program:
To further the intellectual development of student-athletes by providing:
1. An academic advising program that will enhance the development of educational and career goals.
2. A comprehensive academic support services which will maximize the success of every student-athlete.
3. A student-athlete experience class for all freshman students that focuses on the transition from high school to college.
To develop a broad program of sports that is committed to:
1. Teaching and promoting the qualities of good sportsmanship in all aspects of competition.
2. Attracting and training quality athletics support staff that will serve as role models, teachers and leaders of distinction within intercollegiate athletics.
To influence the student-athlete to develop and pursue career life goals by:
1. Integrating the student-athlete into the career services program offered by the University.
2. Providing opportunities for internships and summer jobs in a student-athlete's chosen career field.
3. Assisting student-athletes in preparing for the job search and job interviews through programs such as Total Quality Logistics' Career Training Camp.
To encourage student-athletes to give service to others as a foundation for a rewarding lifestyle by:
1. Developing a comprehensive service program that includes service to the community and youth.
2. Examples include: Rufus Reads, American Red Cross Spring blood drive, the Santa Tree Project, food drives, etc.
To foster the personal development of the student-athlete by:
1. Establishing an environment that promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle through the speaker series - subjects include: Diversity, Financial Responsibility, Alcohol Education and Stress Management.
2. Providing leadership opportunities with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.