The CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes' Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program is an NCAA initiative created as a way to support the holistic development of student-athletes at its member institutions. Currently, the program has been implemented in over 500 member institutions across the country. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program at Indiana University, coordinated by the Athletic Department, was created to promote student-athlete development and support the quality of the student-athlete experience. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program main focus is to serve all student-athletes by assisting them achieve their personal, educational and athletic goals. This program is also a tool to bring together administrative units across campus, build community within the student-athlete population and create a meaningful educational experience for student-athletes during their time at Indiana University.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. The program strives to improve the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting as an effort to enhance the total development of student-athletes. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program's commitment to the development of student-athletes across these five areas:
- Commitment to Academic Excellence
Support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
- Commitment to Athletic Excellence
Build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete.
- Commitment to Personal Development
Support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills.
- Commitment to Career Development
Encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
- Commitment to Service
Engage the student-athlete in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities.
Mattie White, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic and Student Engagement
Office Location: 111 Assembly Hall
CHAMPS programs and seminars: