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Each student-athlete is assigned an academic advisor who provides various services to athletes. The advisors prime responsibility is to assist student-athletes in maintaining a healthy balance between athletic and academic ambitions. Advisors track students' academic progress, class attendance, and study hall requirements. They also assist with registration, selection of classes, and major declaration.

Freshman and junior college transfers are required to attend nightly study halls. After that, the attendance is based on the individual's GPA and study needs. There are more than 50 tutors available to enhance the classroom experience.

Champs/Life Skills Program

In 1994, the Division 1A Directors' CHAMPS program and the NCAA Life Skills program joined forces to become the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes' Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program focuses on five commitments that over 300 NCAA institutions are making in the growth and development of student-athletes.

The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program at Alabama offers a variety of programs geared toward each of the commitments. The program is an important aspect of the student-athlete's experience because it provides the student-athlete with the necessary tools to succeed in his or her sport, as well as other areas of life, such as the classroom, the community and the workplace. The University of Alabama CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was awarded the 1999 Program of Excellence Award given by the Division 1A Athletic Directors Association.

5 CHAMPS/Life Skills Program Commitment Statements

  1. Commitment to Academic Excellence: To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
  2. Commitment to Athletic Excellence: To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete.
  3. Commitment to Personal Development: To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, leadership, personal growth and decision-making skills.
  4. Commitment to Career Development: To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
  5. Commitment to Service: To engage the student-athlete in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities.