Student-Athlete Academic Support Services
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SAASS Mission: The mission of SAASS is to promote academic achievement through self-discipline, responsibility and civic leadership.

Role of the SAASS Office: Student-Athlete Academic Support Services is a unit of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Office. The SAASS Office is responsible for academic monitoring, tracking NCAA academic eligibility and providing tutoring assistance for over 400 Division I student-athletes. Members of the SAASS staff work collaboratively with other university offices to provide student-athletes with the tools necessary for success. The SAASS staff maintains strong working relationships with departmental academic advisors, professors, and university wide student support service departments to ensure that student-athletes are aware of and have access to all resources and programs on NIU's campus.

2014-15 Highlights

  • All NIU teams surpassed national standards for APR for the 9th straight year
  • NIU Student-Athletes Graduation Success Rate is 85%
  • NIU Student-Athlete Department GPA is a 3.19
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