Personal Development/Life Skills Program
The primary goal of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills commitment to personal development area is to support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decision-making skills. Sacramento State is committed to providing student-athletes with the resources and information to help them become responsible and conscientious young men and women. This includes but is not limited to educational programs related to alcohol and other drugs, access to information and/or presentations related to nutrition, sexual responsibility, diversity, media relations, violence prevention and freshman seminar experiences that include the topics of: adjustment to college life, money management, student services, communication skills, appreciating diversity, recognizing and dealing with stress, developing a personal set of values, and many more. Through the services provided by the Life Skills program, student-athletes are provided a number of opportunities to further develop healthy lifestyles and to become well-balanced, well-adjusted individuals. Sacramento State offers a variety of programs and services to assist student-athletes with their personal development. Some of those programs are listed below.
General Studies 21 -- Freshman Seminar
As part of enhancing the educational experience of student-athletes, Sacramento State annually offers three sections of General Studies 21 -- Freshman Seminar specifically for student-athletes. Members of the Student-Athlete Resource Center staff teach these courses. General Studies 21 (GNST 21) is a freshman seminar course intended to provide students with an introduction to the nature and possible meanings of higher education and the functions and resources of the University. The course is designed to help students develop and exercise fundamental academic success strategies and to improve their basic learning skills. The course will consist of in-class activities, lectures, and several outside-of-class assignments and readings. Guest speakers are routinely invited to speak with student-athletes on topics ranging from health issues to academic honesty to money management.
Northwest side of campus, Student Health / (916) 278-6461
The Suzanne A. Snively Student Health Center offers high quality, convenient and affordable health care services. The Center operates on both a walk-in and an appointment system. In addition, it provides on-site pharmacy and laboratory services at reduced cost to registered students. Some of the services offered include medical treatment for illness and injuries, physical exams, optometry services, gynecology, pregnancy counseling, immunizations, x-ray services, sexual health and wellness, HIV testing, and alcohol and drug prevention.
Suzanne A. Snively Student Health Center / (916) 278-6416
This program is located within the Student Health Center and is staffed by psychologists, social workers, marriage/family/child counselors and psychiatrists to provide emotional and psychological support to students. Assessment and referral services are available on a daily drop-in basis. Students can seek help regarding personal/psychological issues as well as academic difficulties and interpersonal relationship problems.
Library 1010 / (916) 278-6101
The Multi-Cultural Center strives to provide an environment that encourages significant interaction and cultural awareness among students, faculty, staff and the community. The Center supports all the racial and ethnic populations and celebrates human diversity through speakers and activities. A yearly calendar of events listing upcoming activities is posted in the Center.
Lassen Hall 1008 / (916) 278-6955
This office recognizes the following disabling conditions which may impede a student's educational process and necessitate support services: visual, communication, hearing impaired, mobility, specific learning disability, other functional limitations and temporary disabilities. To be eligible for services, a student must have documentation of the disability on file. Services include admission assistance, academic advising, priority registration, disability management counseling, reading, note taking, interpreting, class shuttle services, generic adaptive equipment, classroom test accommodation, and special parking.
The NCAA offers several helpful resources through their website. Student can access information on topics such as nutrition, hazing, alcohol education, drug testing and more. Click on the hyperlink above to access the NCAA's Health and Safety Programs website.