Bratzke Student - Athlete Academic Success Center

 Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote an enriched academic environment while providing vital resources and services to assist our student-athletes in achieving their athletic and academic goals. Bratzke Center programming focuses on developing well-rounded individuals who will graduate with a marketable set of skills. With emphasis on integrity, the Bratzke Center fosters an environment that promotes independent learning while ensuring compliance to all policies, procedures and regulations as mandated by Eastern Kentucky University, the Ohio Valley Conference, and the NCAA

Goals of the Student-Athlete Academic Success Center:

  • To emphasize academic integrity through ensuring compliance with EKU, OVC and NCAA academic requirements and regulations
  • To provide multifaceted academic support services, which will assist student-athletes in achieving academic success
  • To offer educational workshops and programming focusing on career, personal, professional and leadership development
  • To achieve an all-athlete semester GPA of 3.0 or higher each term
  • To achieve a minimum Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 930 for all sports
  • To provide community service opportunities to our student-athletes to enhance their overall college experience through serving others

  Services Offered:

  • Advising to include registration, scheduling, proper course selection and major selection
  • Free tutoring assistance for all student-athletes
  • Mentoring through the Student-Athlete Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) program
  • Required Study Hall depending on year in school and GPA
  • Academic monitoring on all athletes
  • Communication with faculty and providing progress reports to coaches on athletes progress toward degree
  • Travel notification to professors for competitions
  • Life Skills programming and Community outreach opportunities
  • Communication with other vital resources and departments on campus to assist our student-athletes
  • Assisting coaches in the recruiting process of future Colonels