Student Development


    Program History

    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.

    Program Leadership

    Mattie White, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic and Student Engagement
    Phone: 812.855.2415
    Office Location: 111 Assembly Hall

    CHAMPS programs and seminars:

  • IU vs. Purdue Blood Drive
  • Nutrition speaker
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness seminars
  • Stress/Time Management Workshops
  • Abuse and Date Rape Seminars
  • Career Development Workshops

  • Indiana Sports Properties