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.


Southwest side of campus, Campus Life / (916) 278-9355

The WELL is a part of Union WELL Inc. which is a proud member of the Sacramento State Division of Student Affairs.  Union WELL Inc. exists for the benefit of students, offering a welcoming environment in which students, faculty, staff and alumni may participate in campus life.  Union WELL Inc. also attracts the greater community to educational, cultural and social experiences at Sacramento State.  

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)

East side of The WELL / (916) 278-6461

Student Health and Counseling Services at the WELL is your campus resource for health and wellness services.  SHCS provides quality care including urgent care, primary care, preventative services, wellness education, violence support services, and mental health services to the Sac State campus community.  To make an appointment, visit the SHCS website "Patient Portal" or call 916-278-6461 for urgent care.

Multi-Cultural Center

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.

Services to Students with Disabilities

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.

NCAA Health and Safety Programs

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.