Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs
Orkideh Mohajeri, Ph.D.
Dana Morrison, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Hodes, Ph.D.
John Elmore, Ph.D.
In this paper, I will examine the impact that mentoring has on student-athletes. I look at what it is like to be a student-athlete in college today and I speak on the impact that mentoring can have on student success. I will explore the following questions: What impact does mentoring have on student success? What role can mentorship play to support students? Why does mentoring for college student-athletes matter? Should colleges provide additional support-services for student-athletes? I use Astin’s Theory of Student Involvement and Schlossberg’s Transition Theory to inform my program. I then introduce a mentoring program for student-athletes that can be used to implement the program into colleges and universities that do not have mentoring available for student-athletes. My overarching thesis is that universities should provide support services in some way for all students and specifically student-athletes. In this case specifically, I focus on mentoring for student-athletes to assist them in the transition to college and throughout their time as a student-athlete and to also teach them skills to succeed after college.
Gallagher, Morgan E., "The Impact of Mentorship on Student-Athlete Success" (2019). West Chester University Master’s Theses. 58.