“The entire institution is committed to supporting the success of our student-athletes. Just like a parent, we support student-athletes by utilizing the institution’s services and having committed people in our department, to ensure our student-athletes are held accountable and have high expectations for themselves. We look student-athletes and their parents right in the eyes and stress, ‘We won’t jeopardize your ability to compete as a starter and have a great career, but education will come first.’”
Having now proven itself as a Division I program, SIUE most values its achievement of staying true to the University’s commitment toward student-athlete experience, welfare and academic success, while competing at the highest level. The program also takes great pride in its community involvement initiatives, with SIUE athletics teams combining for nearly 15,000 hours of community service last year.
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