Athletics Transitions Seminar
A course for first year and transfer student-athletes assists students with balancing athletics and academics, and provides resources as they transition through their first year and beyond. (1 credit, fall only)
Strengths Finder/Strengths Quest
Student-athletes will have the opportunity to take the StrengthsQuest assessment during their freshmen year. StrengthsQuest is a
multi-faceted personality and leadership assessment that offers an insight into their inherent strengths and interests. The results
can be used to help guide students in their studies, relationships, careers, and beyond.
Multicultural Focus Group
This student-led group strives to offer minority student-athletes a safe and welcoming place to discuss issues and promote a sense of unity amongst all student-athletes at Iowa. Monthly meetings invite all student-athletes to the table for discussion and fellowship. Campus and community mentors are also invited and paired with athletes based on career or social interests. The MFG advisory board consists of two members from each team at the University of Iowa.
Bystander Intervention Leadership Program (LEAP, WRAC, & RVAP)
Bystander intervention is the active engagement of witnesses and onlookers in situations involving inappropriate, offensive or potentially dangerous conduct in ways that promote safe, healthy, and respectful interactions between individuals, and communicate expectations for acceptable behavior in communities. Workshops available on bystander intervention help participants develop skills for safety responding and intervening in problematic situations, acknowledge violence as a community wide problem, and recognize barriers to intervention. This also includes WRAC (Women's resource & Action Center) & RVAP (Rape Victim Advocacy Program).
Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (ISAAC)
ISAAC is a student-athlete leadership group acting as the voice of student-athletes within the department, campus, conference, and NCAA. The committee also facilitates and engages in various programs, social events, and community involvement activities.
Two representatives from each team are elected by their coaches and teammates to serve on the committee. The executive
board consists of 8 seats – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Service, Life Skills, Social, and Marketing.
Career Leadership Academy
Two-part course worth 3 credits each, designed to give students an edge as leaders in their career field of choice. Focus is on
developing both leadership and employment skills. Parts 1 and 2 are both 3 credits. CLA is delivered to student-athletes in
collaboration with Student-Athlete Academic Services and the Pomerantz Career Center.