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Working with the idea of "Making Good Students Better," Lafayette College has an Academic Resource Center that enhances the student-athlete's learning environment. The Resource Center has several ways that it reaches out to benefit students.

Junior forward Mike Farrell with American Studies professor Andy Smith
Junior forward Mike Farrell with American Studies professor Andy Smith.
Sophomore center Jamie Hughes with Government and Law professor John McCartney
Sophomore center Jamie Hughes with Government and Law professor John McCartney.

Several academic enhancement workshops are offered during each semester for student-athletes. Various time-saving skills are taught and effective study skills are stressed so that the student-athletes can learn to balance their many time commitments and pressures. Featured topics include time management, notetaking, reading and exam preparation.

During the sixth week of each semester, progress requests are sent by the academic coordinator to all instructors of student-athletes recommended by their coach. As the instructors return reports of student-athletes' attendance and academic performance, the reports are copied and forwarded to the respective coach who will then share the reports with the student-athlete.

Fully-functional, high-end laptop computers can be checked out from the Academic Resource Center, 302 Hogg Hall, for use during team travel.

Tutors are provided for all student-athletes upon request. Tutors are readily available for most 100 and 200 level courses, and may be requested for any course offered at Lafayette College. In order to request a tutor, the student-athlete simply needs to contact the academic coordinator. Tutors can only help those who attend class regularly and who seek assistance in time for the assistance to make a difference.

Lafayette Athletics, as a partner in the mission of the College, provides an incredibly effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Lafayette sponsors 23 varsity sports with more than 600 student-athletes.

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