SA360™ for College Athletics

Student-athletes face an additional set of stressors and pressures that may affect their mental health as well as their personal and academic success.

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According to the American College Health Association more than 31 percent of college undergraduates report symptoms of depression so severe they find it difficult to function.

SA360 was built by the founders of GoalQuest–creators of revolutionary tools for student success and retention. The program consists of web and mobile-deployed learning modules that communicate important success information, mental health tips, NCAA compliance reminders and leadership education to student athletes. The content foundation is a proprietary library of articles, videos, heuristics (learning immersion modules) and self-assessment surveys that benefit student-athletes in the four pivotal areas of development (Student, Self, Athlete, Citizen). The SA360 content library includes more than 100 topics, which get custom-curated for each athletic department based on its unique goals and objectives for the program. Topics include:

  • Sexual misconduct and Title IX awareness and education
  • Bullying/hazing
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol and drug (and prescription drug) use
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Eligibility
  • Sportsmanship
  • Nutrition
  • Leadership
  • Compliance
  • Fan relationships
  • Career exploration
  • …and dozens more
With a vast library of content written by student retention experts, a robust deployment platform and analytics that monitor student athlete engagement, SA360 brings a revolutionary approach to engaging and helping student athletes succeed. The program employees a multi-faceted methodology to help schools understand and react to concerns of individual students and students at-large.

Technology

SA360 lives in a multi-channel (web, mobile-web-responsive, and app) environment that matches athletes to the content most relevant to them, while accommodating them on their often demanding and on-the-go schedules. The Suite360 technology platform features:

  • One-to-one email, SMS and in-app messaging to encourage ongoing participation
  • Built in “gamification” / “incentivization” to encourage use
  • Desktop, web-responsive and mobile app design
  • Event integration
  • Mentor matching
  • Live chat and one-to-one counselor interaction
  • Robust reporting for athletics staff on problems affecting all teams, particular teams, and individual athletes
  • Student privacy protection

Outcomes

Our SA360 clients have seen marked improvements in:

  • Student engagement in, and retention of, mental health, time management, study skills and NCAA compliance
  • Improvements in understanding of social norms regarding alcohol consumption
  • Improved knowledge of topics related to sexual assault and sexual consent, including bystander intervention
  • Improvements in understanding of Title IX related issues
  • Understanding of basic financial literacy concepts
  • Understanding of leadership concepts
  • Improvements in ability to set personal and academic goals
Clients include LSU, University of Maryland, Elon University, University of California-Riverside, University of Cincinnati and Virginia Commonwealth University.
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