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Student-Athlete Study Hall Policy

Study requirements are determined by the Academic Support Coordinator and the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance & Student-Athlete Success. Study table and classroom study session hours will be tracked weekly by the Academic Support Coordinator and the Student- Athlete Success and Community Engagement Coordinator. Discrepancies and incomplete hours will be reported directly to head coaches and the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance & Student-Athlete Success

Who Is Initially Required to Attend Study Table Each Semester:
  • All freshmen for at least their first semester
  • All transfers for at least their first semester at Daemen
  • All student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA below 0Coaches may require a higher standard if they prefer
  • Any student-athlete who appears on “CARE Report” report or any other early alert will immediately be required to begin attending study table hours regularly
  • Any student-athlete identified as an “at-risk” student academically
  • Any student-athlete who is advised by their head coach to attend study table hours
  • Any student-athlete who is academically ineligible for the semester
Criteria for Continuing Study Table Hours:
  • Any student-athlete who has a semester GPA or an Overall and a semester GPA of 0 and below.
  • 3.0-2.5 GPA completes 3 hours/week for the semester
  • 2.5 and below GPA completes 6 hours/week for the semester

*If a student-athlete is meeting with an academic coach or academic tutor, the hours may be counted toward study table requirement, but not the classroom study session requirement.  For these hours to be counted, the student-athlete must present the academic coach or academic advisor with an Academic Coaching Tracking Form for signature. This form must be submitted to the Academic Support Coordinator within 24 hours of the coaching or tutoring session.  Forms can be obtained from the Academic Support Coordinator.  Additionally, classroom study session attendance can be counted toward study table requirement.

CLASSROOM STUDY SESSIONS

Who Is Required to Attend Classroom Study Sessions Each Semester:

  • Any student-athlete who has a semester GPA or an Overall and a semester GPA of 3 and below
  • Any student-athlete who has not regularly met study table requirements in the current or previous semester
  • Any student-athlete identified as an “at-risk” student academically
  • Any student-athlete who is advised by their head coach to attend classroom study sessions
  • Any student-athlete who is academically ineligible for the semester
  • Any student-athlete who has a mid-term deficiency will immediately be required to begin attending classroom study sessions for the rest of the semester
REQUIRED MEETINGS WITH ACADEMIC SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Criteria for Check-In Appointments and Regular Meetings:

  • Any student-athlete who has a semester GPA of 0 and below will minimally have an initial semester check-in with the Academic Support Coordinator
  • Any student-athlete who has a semester GPA of 5 and below will be required to meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis as instructed during the initial semester check-in
  • Any student-athlete identified as an “at-risk” student academically
  • Any student-athlete who is advised by their head coach to meet with the Academic Support Coordinator
STUDY TABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • Study table is held in the Student-Athlete Academic Center in Duns Scotus
  • Study table is reserved for student-athletes
  • Study table week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday each week
  • If the college has a shortened week, or you will be out of town for competition or other reason, you need to complete your study table hours within the days of the week the college is open or that you are in town
  • Study table will primarily be utilized for individual studying and homework
  • With permission from the study table monitor, study table may be utilized for group studying and homework, if this activity is not disturbing to other students who are studying or to staff members who are working
  • Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated
  • You must sign in and out at the computer at study table
  • Direct any sign in or out issues to the Academic Support Coordinator
  • You must remain in the study table area when you are signed in
  • Your hours will not be counted if you leave
  • Small, non-disruptive, snacks are permitted at study table, but meals and messy foods are to be eaten in appropriate campus dining areas
  • Leave the study table area as you found it – use the garbage can for your trash
  • Study table monitors have the right to ask you to leave study table and report your behavior to your coach if you are disruptive or not staying on task
  • If you are asked to leave study table, your hours for that day will not be counted toward your total for the week
  • If you bring a laptop computer or iPad to study table, you must use it for academic work
  • No other electronics devices are permitted
  • Personal websites, email, movies, and music are not acceptable
  • Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites are not permissible to view during study table hours
PENALTIES FOR MISSED STUDY TABLE AND STUDY SESSION HOURS

To ensure student-athletes’ attendance at the required number of hours each week, the following penalties** will be in place for missed hours:

First Offense

  • Penalty will be at the discretion of the Head Coach
  • The hours missed for the previous week must be achieved the subsequent For example: if a student-athlete is required to attend six study table hours each week and only achieves 5 hours, the student-athlete must obtain 7 hours the following week, or a second offense will occur.

Second Offense

  • Be withheld from one practice
  • Be present at the team practice with study materials and perform academic work during the practice
  • Attend 2 hours of study table in addition to the initial required number of hours

Third Offense

  • Be withheld from two practices
  • Be present at the team practices with study materials, and perform academic work during the practices
  • Attend 4 hours of study table in addition to the initial required number of hours

Fourth Offense

  • Be withheld from one competition
  • If competition is not an option, the student-athlete will be withheld from 5 practice days
  • Be present at the team practices with study materials, and perform academic work during the practices
  • Attend daily study meetings with the Academic Support Coordinator

**In the case of extreme and extenuating circumstances preventing a student-athlete from completing required hours, the student-athlete must meet with the Academic Support Coordinator.  If it can be determined that the circumstances are extreme and extenuating, an exception to the penalty will be granted

Updated on September 8, 2022

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