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  Bridge Builders

 
   
The Prentice Gautt Mentor Program not only provides academic support for student-athletes at OU, but it also provides opportunities for personal development. The University of Oklahoma's Prentice Gautt Mentoring program has implemented a new component designed specifically to mentor African-American student-athletes called "Bridge Builders."
 
The mission of "Bridge Builders" is to effectively address and find solutions to the academic, athletic, social, cultural, and emotional issues unique to African-American student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma. "Bridge Builders" focuses on personal development and is designed to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to broaden themselves and to become more enriched as students and as citizens.
 
  CHAMPS/Life Skills Program

The "Challenging Athletic Minds for Personal Success" (CHAMPS)/Life Skills Program focuses on five commitments that each NCAA Division IA program is making in the growth and development of student-athletes: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, community service, and career development.

The OU Athletic Student Life Program offers many services and resources necessary to ensure the success of life after sports. We are committed to the Life Skills Programs such as: Scholar Athlete Recognition Program, Student-Athlete of the Month, Max Weitzenhoffer Scholar Athlete Breakfast, Faculty and Student Guest Coach Programs, Adopt-a-Faculty Program, improved athletic facilities for all sports, Team Outreach, and the American Red Cross Athletic Sponsored Blood Drive.