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The  Office of Academic Support Program for Student Athletes (ASPSA)  is a comprehensive support program that strives to meet the academic, personal and  professional development needs of all student-athletes, promoting  excellence and effectiveness in undergraduate and graduate education as  well as leadership and civic engagement.

ASPSA  is committed to extending the educational experience of its  constituency with particular emphasis on empowering student-athletes to  become strong self advocates, providing specialized initiatives to  facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college and from  college to professional life while successfully integrating  student-athletes into the campus community; enhancing academic skills  for student-athletes at all skill levels and providing academic support  personalized to the needs of each student-athlete.

ASPSA  will maintain a strong sense of integrity and will continue to strive  to be one of the benchmark programs for academic support for all  collegiate academic support programs in the nation.


The mission of the Office of Academic Support Program for Student Athletes at North Carolina State  University is:

  1. to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of NC State student-athletes;
  2. to provide a comprehensive support system that affords NC State  student-athletes equitable opportunity to pursue academic, personal, and  professional  development
  3. to strongly adhere to the principles of integrity, excellence, and lifelong learning.


ASPSA seeks to promote effective communication and education through collaboration with pertinent internal and external entities.

ASPSA strives to be leaders in the field of academic support for student  athletes by providing professional development opportunities for staff  as well as educating novice professionals to become knowledgeable and  contributing members in higher education.

ASPSA is committed to the effective use of assessment in evaluating programs, services, and opportunities and implementing positive changed based on  identified issues, trends, and improvement areas.

ASPSA works to build and maintain supportive relationships with student-athletes throughout their academic & athletic careers and  beyond.

ASPSA strives to cultivate the academic, personal and career development of our student-athletes to empower them to strive for independence.

ASPSA recognizes and celebrates student athlete success.

ASPSA seeks  to provide students and staff access to up-to-date technology and programs in order to enhance computer literacy and to strive in a  technologically advanced society.

ASPSA strives to create and support an innovative learning environment that stresses mastery of fundamentals, intellectual discipline, creativity, problem solving, independence and responsibility.

ASPSA works to build relationships with students that promote and enhance student learning, resulting in more profound intellectual, personal and professional development.

ASPSA seeks  to provide opportunities for the development of leadership skills  through programs and activities which enhance existing skills and  provide opportunities for growth.

ASPSA seeks to offer opportunities for civic engagement while encouraging and promoting a commitment to service.