Services and Programs
Taking Flight Program
The Taking Flight Program at Saint Joseph's University is designed for incoming freshman student-athletes to help transition academically and athletically from high school to Hawk Hill.
The three-week program includes:
- a 3-credit course
- educational programming and skill development
- community service
- strength and conditioning
For more information, including an application, please contact Taylor Weidensaul.
Monitoring Academic Progress
Weekly or bi-weekly meetings are provided to student-athletes to help monitor their academic progress. During these meetings, student-athletes update their athletic advisor with recent grades and upcoming assignments and exams. In addition, meetings are used to set goals and make plans for the upcoming week, semester and year. If additional academic support is needed, referrals are made to student-athletes.
Academic progress reports and midterm and final grade reports are also used to monitor academic progress. Student-athletes who receive poor progress reports or midterm grades are required to meet with their athletic advisor in order to formulate a plan to improve their academic performance. Progress reports, midterm grades, final grades, as well as the information collected during the academic meetings are shared with all head coaches, so they can further assist their student-athletes in maintaining good academic progress.
Athletic advisors work with academic advisors and the advising centers on campus to assist student-athletes in course registration and add/drop/withdraw decisions each semester.
The Athlete Center for Enrichment includes a Learning Specialist, Academic Mentor, Academic Mentor for Men's and Women's Basketball and a Student Academic Mentor.
Peer tutoring, supplemental instruction and the Writing Center are available for certain courses to all students. Athletic advisors and the Learning Specialist/Academic Mentors refer student-athletes for these services, as needed.
- Monitor academic eligibility per NCAA and institutional rules.
- Meet with individuals or groups of prospective student-athletes.
- Prepare travel schedule letters for student-athletes to distribute to their professors.
- Proctor exams and travel with teams, as needed.
- Complete Institutional, Conference, and NCAA reports each semester.
We offer services specific to freshmen. Visit the Freshman Information webpage to learn about those services.