Providence College Academics

Athletic Academic Services

The Office of Academic Services (OAS) provides specialized support to student-athletes in light of the unique time demands, responsibilities, and rules governing participation in intercollegiate athletics. Services are provided in a safe, personal environment where academic growth is a priority, personal development and independence are enhanced, and long-term success is nurtured by a staff which models these same commitments.

Student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in the classroom as well as on the field or court, may be nominated for the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team, the HOCKEY EAST Academic Honor Roll, America East All-Academic squad, or COSIDA'S Academic All-America Program. The Providence College Athletic Department also honors student-athletes each semester who have achieved a 3.00 grade point average or higher.

The student-athlete support staff includes the following:

Jonathan Gomes, Associate Director of Student-Athlete Services

Kaitlyn O'Malley, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services

Anthony Mendes, Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes

Marissa Zadrozny, Academic Coordinator for Men's Basketball

Services available to Providence College student-athletes are the following:

Academic Monitoring

Progress report slips (i.e., requesting information regarding class attendance and performance) are sent to each instructor for all student-athletes at least once per semester. The staff tracks individual progress, schedules meetings with student-athletes as appropriate, and personally contacts instructors as necessary.

Counseling/Mentoring

The staff meets with student-athletes, individually and in-groups, regarding academic, athletic, career, and/or personal issues.

Life Skills Program/Special Projects

Programs and workshops on select life skills (i.e., NCAA/CHAMPS Life Skills Program ­ beginning Fall 1998) are presented, covering the following five component areas: academics, personal development, community service, athletics, and career development. The OAS has collaborative relationships with many units on campus to help provide these services.

Notifications

At the beginning of each semester, instructors are notified of each student-athlete's travel/competitive schedule.

Pre-Advisement/Registration

The staff assists student-athletes with planning and course registration. In conjunction with the Office of Academic Records, dates are determined for pre-registration each semester.

Study Hall

Quiet, monitored study time is available, during daytime and evening hours. Student-athletes are required and/or recommended to attend, on a sport-by-sport basis, by their respective head coach.

Tutorial Services and The Writing Center

The Tutorial Center provides peer tutoring in almost all subject areas. The Tutorial Center is open until 9:00 pm weeknights. The Writing Center provides more intensive and specialized writing support.

For more on academic services on Providence's .edu site click here.

For additional information email Jonathan Gomes, Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Services at jgomes3@providence.edu or call him at (401) 865-2470.

 

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