FIU is committed to student-athletes making the most of their time as Panthers and achieving their goals in their sport, the classroom, personally and preparing for the future. The Student-Athlete Development Office is in place to help student-athletes become well-rounded individuals and to give back to the greater community that they live in.
Throughout the year, there are informative programs that are held for student-athletes. The focus of these programs is to promote the personal, educational, and professional development of student-athletes. Below are some of the topics that FIU’s Life Skills programming covers:
- Power of social media & branding yourself
- Life after athletics
- Financial literacy
- Mental health and stress management
- Sexual health education
- Alcohol abuse awareness
In addition to these life skills programs, the Student-Athlete Development Office coordinates community service. The community service program was created to address civic responsibility, global citizenship, and active leadership.