Success for Student Athletes

Athletic Department Mission Statement 

Our department goals and objectives are aligned to be consistent with the overall goals of the University and to enhance the quality of the college experience by maintaining a standard of excellence and sportsmanship among the student-athletes. 

Academic Affairs

JSU seeks to be recognized as the premier regional, comprehensive institution of higher learning in the Southeast. We aspire to be noted primarily for our focus on students, the provision of selected academic and professional programs recognized for their excellence, and a geographic and culturally diverse faculty and student body. Our educational programs are designed to prepare students for the marketplace of the future and citizenship in a world economy. 


Student-athletes are afforded priority scheduling for tutorial services through the Department of Academic Enhancement and Tutoring Services. Free tutorial services are available for student athletes in core courses, as well as many upper level courses depending on availability of qualified tutors. 

Request for tutoring for specific courses can be made by completing a Tutor Request Form in ACE Tutoring Services, 304 Theron Montgomery Building. Attendance to scheduled tutoring appointments is required and monitored through GradesFirst. Coaches and advisors will receive a notification of each no-show and canceled appointments.

Student Athlete Tutoring Appointment Cancellation Policy

To cancel an individual tutoring appointment, a coach must email the ACE Student Athlete Support Coordinators:

Josh Bobo     Todd Garrison 

Student Athlete Adjustment/Drop  Policy

If a student athlete would like to adjust weekly appointment(s) or drop an entire tutoring appointment for the remainder of the semester, this can be done by completing an Adjustment/Drop Policy Form in ACE Tutoring Services, 304 Theron Montgomery Building. This form must be completed and signed by the student athlete, the athletic advisor, and a coach.