Policy Name: Department of Athletics Mandatory Study Hall Policy for All Freshman and At-Risk Student-Athletes
Policy Number: STU-7033
- All incoming freshman student-athletes, and all student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA below 2.5, are required to do a minimum of three (3) hours of study hall per week.
- If you cannot complete the required number of weekly study hall hours because of extenuating circumstances (e.g., sickness, or a family emergency) you must notify the Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Welfare (or designee) in advance, so that alternative arrangements can be made.
- Study hall will take place in a location designated by the Athletics Department. The Athletics Department will designate weekly hours for study hall. You must complete study hall during the designated hours unless prior approval has been given for alternative arrangements.
- You must use study hall solely for the purpose of studying, doing homework, studying and/or working on classroom assignments. Do not come to study hall without any class-related work to do.
- No texting, phone calls, or using computers for anything other than class-related work (such as going onto “Facebook” or “Twitter”) is permitted. No food is allowed in study hall room.
- You are required to sign in with the monitor who will have a study hall logbook when you arrive. You must sign in when you arrive and sign out when you are finished.
- You may satisfy study hall requirements by obtaining tutoring at the Center for Academic Enhancement (CAE), located in the Campus library, second floor or other authorized tutoring. To receive study hall credit, you must notify the Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Welfare in advance that you will utilize the CAE. In addition, the student-athlete is responsible for obtaining and submitting documentation of any study hall hours completed at the CAE or with an authorized tutor.
- You must plan to do a minimum of 30 minutes when arriving for study hall. You will not receive credit for any time less than 30 minutes (for example, no credit for staying for 10 minutes and then leaving).
- A student-athlete may be required to do additional study hall hours at the discretion of the Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Welfare and/or the student-athlete's coach. Coaches may also arrange “team” study halls in consultation with the Associate Director.
A first-time violation of the study hall policy will result in a warning. Repeated violations of the study hall policy without a valid excuse or absent extenuating circumstances may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to: additional required hours, suspensions from practice and/or game suspensions.