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Student-Athlete Affairs

Westfield State hosted a MASCAC workshop during the NCAA Division III week.
Westfield State hosted a MASCAC workshop during the NCAA Division III week.

Student-Athlete Affairs at Westfield State University refers to programs, resources, and events that are designed to promote the well-being and development of student-athletes.

Programs, workshops, and speakers focus on skill development in the areas of athletics, academics, leadership, personal and career development.

Off the field, the Athletics Department offers numerous programs to facilitate success in the classroom. Programs include supervised study hall, monitored academic progress, and study skill workshops primarily geared toward first year student-athletes.

Westfield’s student-athletes are not only balancing academics and athletics, they are excelling in both spheres. Last spring, 59 percent of earned grade points averages of 3.0 or higher.

Outside of the classroom, Westfield earned five conference championships, six conference runner-up finishes, and five NCAA appearances.

Leadership development is offered through formal programs such as captain training, serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the MASCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), or the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (NCAA SAAC). The NCAA also offers regional leaderships forums on a rotating basis.

Service is an important emphasis within Student-Athlete Affairs with the intention of improving the social and economic conditions of the university’s community. Student-Athletes assist with Special Olympics Massachusetts, cancer awareness, provide Christmas presents for disadvantaged children in the community, and serve at local road races.

Mike Chapin ’11, track and field student-athlete, SAAB member, MASCAC SAAC member.

Fall 2013 Study Hall Schedule
Starting Dates:

September 15 – Field hockey, football, men’s soccer, volleyball
September 22 – Cheering, cross country, men’s golf, women's golf, women’s soccer
September 29 – Baseball, lacrosse, softball, swimming & diving
October 6 - Basketball, track & field, ice hockey

Study Hall Times:
Sundays - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Mondays - 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Wednesdays - 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Student-Athletes must sign in and out with the monitor.
Study hall is held in the Ely Library.