he Holcomb Success Center offers Southeast Missouri student-athletes a place to study and develop as students and campus leaders. It is located in the Student Recreation Center, just south of Houck Stadium. The Holcomb Success Center offers a computer lab with 18 work terminals, study areas and rooms for group meetings. The facility houses the Southeast Academic Services staff and main weight room for Redhawk student-athletes. The beautiful facility has enhanced the outstanding work in the classroom already enjoyed by Southeast student-athletes. Last year, the Redhawks combined for a 3.10 cumulative grade point average in the fall and spring semesters. Sixty percent of all student-athletes recorded a 3.0
or higher GPA. Nine of Southeastâ€™s 15 intercollegiate athletic teams recorded a team GPA over 3.0. Additionally, Southeast studentathletes logged over 4,000 hours of community service during the 2015-16 academic year. Tutors are available for all student-athletes as needed. In addition, both attendance and academic progress is monitored through regular checks with faculty. A special course is required for all first time student-athletes at Southeast. The course, which offers three credit hours, is part of a comprehensive program developed to address study skills and life skills topics, and thus, enhance retention and academic success for student-athletes. Entering student-athletes are evaluated for academic
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preparedness and assigned to appropriate categories. Student-athletes can also receive individualized academic programs which include meeting with a mentor bi-weekly to discuss academic progress. The Holcomb Success Center staff works to get athletes involved in campus and
community projects, as well. This is done to provide a support structure and greater opportunity for academic success. Through the NCAAâ€™s CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, the Holcomb Success Center gives student-athletes personal and professional skills in order to facilitate successful and productive futures.