Our Mission

    The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development supports student development initiatives in an effort to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting. The mission of the Office of Student-Athlete Development is to:

    Support efforts of every student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.

    • Assist student-athletes in using athletics as preparation for success in life.
    • Meet the changing needs of student-athletes.
    • Promote respect for diversity among student-athletes.
    • Enhance interpersonal relationships in the lives of student-athletes.
    • Assist student-athletes in building positive self-esteem.
    • Enable student-athletes to make meaningful contributions to their communities.
    • Promote ownership by the student-athletes of their academic, athletic, personal and social responsibilities.
    • Encourage the development of leadership skills.

    Inspired by the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs commitment areas, the Athletics Office of Student-Athlete Development creates programs designed to enhance student-athletes in five areas: athletic excellence, academic excellence, personal and leadership development, and community outreach and career development. The program has been previously honored for its commitment to serving the good of the student-athletes by the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association as a program of excellence.

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