Academic and Student Services

 The mission of Athletics Academic Services is to provide comprehensive advising, monitoring, and support to all student-athletes to facilitate high academic achievement. This is achieved through the implementation of learning development programs to increase classroom performance.


Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm


Academic Services

Academic Enrichment: Athletics Academic Advisors regularly monitor student-athlete progress toward graduation and overall academic performance. Our advisors are responsible for providing quality assistance in the following areas:

  • academic preparation and skill development
  • class scheduling
  • grade and attendance monitoring
  • progress toward degree

Athletics Academic Advisors also maintain frequent contact with departmental advisors and the Office of the Registrar and Athletics Compliance Services to ensure that NCAA, Mid-American Conference (MAC), and UB academic standards, rules, and policies are followed.

Tutoring: Academic Services provides opportunities for all student-athletes to acquire the proper study and learning skills and course-specific information through tutoring. Tutors and students work together to develop the independent thinking and learning skills necessary to achieve positive results without compromising the integrity of the educational process.

Learning Assessment: Academic Services staff is dedicated to ensure that the academic needs of all types of learners are being met.   The Division of Athletics also collaborates with The Psychological Services Center that is located on the University at Buffalo's North Campus to assist with further educational testing and assessments.  Academic Services staff will facilitate the process as well as serve as the liaison to the Office of Accessibility Resources.

Bulls Learning Center: Academic Services provides educational and study environments for its student-athletes in the form of learning centers. Independent study, academic mentors, and tutors are also available at these Learning Centers.

Academic Celebration: Academic Services recognizes student-athletes with exceptional academic records at the annual Academic Celebration. University administrators, faculty members, and athletics department personnel gather in celebration of the academic accomplishments of UB student-athletes.

Campus Services: Academic Services assists student-athletes in connecting with Division of Athletics and campus support services to accommodate their individual needs. Academic Services staff members work closely with the UB Counseling Services, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs, and other academic, student, and personal support programs to help diagnose and assist student-athletes.


Academic & Student Development Services Team

Rashidi K. Greene
Assistant AD for Academic Services
Kellie Peiper
Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Excellence
Sarah Schneyer
Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist

Stephanie Rovig

Learning Development GA

Melanie Bliz
Assistant Director/Learning Specialist
Shilah Richardson
Academic Advisor

Lauren Hambidge

Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator