CHAMPS 101 is a 1 hour, university recognized course that caters to new student-athletes. It is taught in both summer terms as well as the fall and spring semesters. The course serves as an extension to orientation and covers topics through the lense of a student-athlete at Texas A&M. Topics covered include social media, career & major exploration, alcohol, service learning, and sexual responsibility, among others.
CHAMPS 101 is designed after the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program and the NCAA's commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, career, personal development, and community involvement. The CHAMPS course enhances A&M's commitment to the total development of our student-athletes by addressing issues such as time management, leadership, responsible behavior, study skills, healthy lifestyle choices, and other topics to better prepare our student-athletes in coping with the many transitions and challenges of college, athletic life, and beyond.
The course creates opportunities for student-athletes to explore and be involved in campus life, services, and programs, and allows them to share their experiences as a new student-athlete at Texas A&M University.