Central to the mission of Intercollegiate Athletics is the opportunity for student-athletes to experience a well-rounded education program at The Pennsylvania State University. The mission of the Morgan Academic Center will be to provide appropriate academic support services and University Faculty Senate, NCAA and Big Ten Conference academic eligibility information to all student-athletes. These services and information should assist student-athletes in achieving their academic goals while participating in a demanding NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic program. These services should also ensure progress toward graduation through timely completion of degree requirements for baccalaureate and graduate programs.
In addition, the mission of the Center will be to take a national leadership role in the area of academic support services for student-athletes, to influence legislative action the stresses academic excellence and to ensure administrative integrity in academic matters affecting student-athletes.
The Center will provide programming opportunities and support services to further enhance the cultural diversity mission of the University, including workshops, educational experiences, and counseling. Promotion of equal opportunities for all student-athletes, regardless of gender, gender orientation, race, national origin, ethnicity, grant-in-aid status or sport priority, is an important focus of the Center’s function.