Alabama State becomes First HBCU to adopt “Student Affairs 360” Web Platform
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Alabama State University launched a program, partnered with Evolution Labs, to adopt a SA360 platform as part of its student-athlete experience across all of its men’s and women’s NCAA teams.
SA360 provides student-athletes with engaging mobile app and web-based content on topics ranging from NCAA compliance to sexual violence prevention to assessing and improving academic skills.
Alabama State will also launch SA360 for Coaches and Staff, a parallel program that delivers vital information to help staff usher players toward success inside and outside of the classroom. ASU, which is one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), becomes the first HBCU to join other top intercollegiate athletic departments that have integrated the platform into their core programming, including Texas Christian University, University of Cincinnati, and University of California-Riverside.
“The university and the athletic department are committed to helping students realize success as scholars, athletes and citizens,” said Dr. Ronald Brown, Associate Vice President at ASU. “The Evolution Labs platform uses technology familiar to Millennials and Generation Z to deliver content in a manner that’s more compelling, where and when it’s needed most, whether students and staff are on campus or on the road traveling to their next matchup.”
SA360 covers important life skills topics, including mental health, physical fitness, study and test-taking strategies, time management skills, drug and alcohol use, sexual assault, NCAA compliance and career preparedness. It employs pulse surveys, social media, interactive self-tests and digital video to keep students returning for regular updates. In addition, the platform can be configured to work as part of an existing course or staff training regimen.
“ASU’s athletic department is extremely forward-thinking in its efforts to support student-athletes,” said Peter Kraft, CEO at Evolution Labs. “SA360 will enable ASU to strengthen its engagement with student-athletes and increase their likelihood of furthering their success both on and off the field, while enabling staff to provide timely support and advice throughout the academic year, in season and out of season.”
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