Student-Athlete Academic Services


As a part of the Office of Student Success within the Provost's Office, Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is committed to empowering student-athletes to take charge of their education and life by providing the tools and resources necessary to prepare for life roles. We encourage student-athletes to capitalize upon collegiate and athletic experiences as they become holistic persons.


Participation in Division I intercollegiate athletics makes exceptional demands on a student-athlete's time and energy. To ensure each student-athlete develops to his/her potential, SAAS is committed to a comprehensive and systematic personal development program designed to reach each student-athlete based on his or her individual needs. The focus of the program is on the individual as a whole person — academically, athletically, socially, and emotionally — and the changing needs and skills of that individual in the years during college and after graduation. Student-athletes at the University of Denver should be integrated into the University community as much as possible. SAAS integrates existing University services and resources, and where appropriate, creates new initiatives to enhance the student-athlete experience.

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Services Offered

SAAS has the individual academic needs of our student-athletes as its primary focus. Through academic enrichment we address the academic issues that face our student-athletes with a developmental, holistic framework in providing services and support. Our philosophy is to empower our student-athletes to take the necessary steps to be successful both in and out of the classroom. SAAS provides the following resources and support as we assist student-athletes in reaching their academic goals:

  1. Athletics academic advising
  2. Referrals to campus resources
  3. Study hall
  4. Tutoring (current varsity student-athletes only)
  5. Pioneer Experience

For additional resources and information for student-athletes, please see the Division of Athletics pages, including the Student-Athlete Handbook

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Location & Contact Information

The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services is located in the Ritchie Center. Please contact Cindi Nagai, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, with any questions.

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