Student Athlete Experience Raneé Ricketts, Virginia Lister, Chuck Lillie, Legend Robertin, Shelton Mitchell

Purpose and Expectations

  1. Student Athlete Center for Wellness and Development

Research Methods

Phenomenological Research

Discussion Guide

  • Interviews
  • Focus Groups


  • Themes from our research
"As an education major I was able to talk to the teachers at the elementary school and will be reaching out to them in the near future."
  • Major-related service projects proved to be helpful
  • Student Athletes who were not in major related to service project felt like their time was somewhat wasted
"I'm not going to be a doctor... visiting the kids made me feel good but no it didn't give me ideas as to my future career"

This is not all bad however.

"I never understood how much I cared about children until I went on one of the service projects .... It made me change my minor"

Acknowledging our Bias

Student Athlete members in group who have experiences service projects first hand

Evaluation of our overall experience

  • What we liked
  • What we disliked
  • What we would have done differently

Suggestions for Future Research



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