Fairfield University Fairfield University student-athletes participated in many outreach programs throughout the academic school year including the Norwalk River Rowing Association boat clean up, the Bridgeport neighborhood clean up service, volunteering at a blood drive, Relay for Life hunger clean up, Special Olympics fundraiser, Girl Scouts Day, and the read aloud program in Fairfield County and Bridgeport. Florida State University Florida State University’s athletics department is committed to more than just success in the classroom and on the field. Serving the community that loyally support the department is also top on the list of priorities. FSU concluded another strong year of volunteerism compiling over 7,000 hours of service throughout the year. Here are some exceptional statistics about the Seminole Spirit program:9 teams reaching 100% participation in community service programs, 8 teams completed more than 250 hours of service, 5 teams completed more than 500 hours of service, and 2 teams completed more than 1,000 hours or service. Student-athletes participated in the following programs: Across the State Relay, Dance Marathon, FCAT Encouragement (Leon County Schools), Ghazvini Learning Center, Palmer Munroe Teen Center, Red Ribbon Week, Relay for Life, Smoke Free Florida, Stomp Out Type II Diabetes, and the United Way. IUPUI Every student-athlete participates annually in the Jam the Jaguar bus & Summit League food fight. All the food collected supports local food pantries. The total food collected is sent to the conference office. This year, IUPUI earned third place in the Summit League food fight. IUPUI’s athletic department partners with a local elementary school each year, making Friday visits that help students with basic math and reading skills. This year marks the third year of the partnership with the Indianapolis Public Schools. La Salle University La Salle University and Logan Elementary School continued their partnership with several school programs including Big Brother Big Sisters, Tutoring and Study Skills Workshop, sports clinics, tickets to women’s basketball games, Field Day, and National Girls & Women Sport Day. La Salle students play an integral role in the educational programs at Logan Elementary. While the Big Brothers Big Sisters program provides much needed individual attention for the students, several other programs help La Salle student-athletes reach a wide range of students. The sports clinics are held at Logan during normal physical education class time and teach students the basic skills of their sport. The Student Athlete Advisory Council provides assistance and support throughout the year. The group held an “Explore-A-Cure” fundraiser during the month of October to raise funds for the American Cancer Society helping the fight against breast cancer. In addition, they raised money to purchase toys to help with the LOCK Christmas toy drive in October.
A brief overview of the activity of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports during the 2011-2012 academic year.