Welcome Letter from our Associate Athletics Director for
Academic Services for Student-Athletes
Mr. Eric D. Hart
“Greetings student-athletes… You are about to embark on a journey filled with exciting times both in the classroom and within your respective sport. Your participation in varsity athletics did not come by chance. It has taken years for you to develop into the stellar athlete you are and with that same skill and determination employed on the court, track, field, arena, alley; we expect the same fire and vigor as you perform in the classroom. As you read the following pages, please take a minute to review the resources, services, rules and regulations that have been created to give you a sense of purpose. Please note that a great deal of careful consideration was put into creating this website with you in mind. We ask that you adhere to the guiding principles and the standards that govern your time as a student-athlete at Delaware State University. We want you to be mindful that the “bar” is fluid; the expectations we place on student-athletes from an academic standpoint is never set in stone. It is constantly moving higher and higher – with graduating with a baccalaureate degree as the sole focus. The following statement serves as a basis for who we are as an academic services entity and our commitment in providing first-class services.
The Academic Services for Student-Athletes Center is housed on the 2nd Floor of the William C. Jason Library, and serves as a model of academic excellence for more than 300 student-athletes at Delaware State University.
We are committed in delivering customer-service to prospective student-athletes and their families; making every effort necessary to promote the educational advancements and social networking opportunities Delaware State University has to offer. We will be leaders in our conference and provide professional development opportunities for our staff so they can effectively master their rendering of service to student-athletes.
We believe the resources for academic success at Delaware State University are abundant, and we are committed to leading the MEAC with improved Academic Progress Rate data, Graduation and Retention data, and student-athlete scholars who perform above the competitive standards within the conference. It is our belief that ‘team first, individuals second’ will create a new synergy that is, “HORNET PRIDE.”