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LIFE SKILLS FAQS

Q: HOW DO I SCHEDULE COMMUNITY SERVICE?

A: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM COMMUNITY SERVICE, PLEASE CONTACT A LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR OR VISIT THE LIFE SKILLS OFFICE FOR UPDATED COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES.

Q: HOW DO I RECORD MY COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?

A: WHETHER YOU CONDUCT INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM SERVICE HOURS, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TURN IN A COMPLETED SIGN-OFF SHEET SIGNED BY THE SPONSOR OF THE EVENT AS WELL AS ALL PARTICIPANTS.  THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO LIFE SKILLS PRIOR TO RECEIVING CREDIT FOR SERVICE HOURS.

Q: WHAT IS THE STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITY FUND?

A: THE STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITY FUND IS A FUND CREATED AND MANAGED BY CONFERENCE USA TO AID STUDENT-ATHLETES.

Q: HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITY FUND?

A: IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MONIES FROM THE STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITY FUND, YOU MUST FIRST RECORD 10 SERVICE HOURS AND 2 WORKSHOP HOURS WITH LIFE SKILLS.  YOU MUST THEN SUBMIT THE PROPER PAPERWORK TO IRMA BAEZA, LOCATED AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE BRUMBELOW BUILDING OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Q: WHERE DO I GET MY STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATION SASH?

A: YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATION SASH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOU IN THE LIFE SKILLS OFFICE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO GRADUATION.  IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR SASH, YOU MUST FIRST SUBMIT TO A LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR A PROFESSIONAL RESUME AND COVER LETTER APPLYING FOR A REAL JOB LISTING THAT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN.

Q: WHAT ARE WORKSHOP HOURS?

A: WORKSHOP HOURS ARE HOURS OBTAINED BY ATTENDING LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS, INCLUDING CAREER WEEK.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDING YOUR NAME TO THE SIGN-IN SHEET AT EACH EVENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE.

Q: WHERE CAN I GO IF I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING?

A: IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH YOUR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING, YOU MAY VISIT FADIA ROUHANA LOCATED NEAR THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE BRUMBELOW BUILDING OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Q: WHERE CAN I GET MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND?

A: YOUR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND WILL BE IN THE FORM OF A CHECK.  IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP UNLESS THE RECIPIENT HAS ASKED FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT OR FOR IT TO BE MAILED TO A HOME ADDRESS.  CHECKS WILL BE DISBURSED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH MONTH AND MAY BE PICKED UP FROM SANDRA PULIDO AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE BRUMBELOW BUILDING OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Q: HOW DO I SET UP DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR MY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND?

A: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP STIPEND VIA DIRECT DEPOSIT, PLEASE SET UP THE PROCESS WITH SANDRA PULIDO LOCATED AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE BRUMBELOW BUILDING OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Q: WHO IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND NEW STUDENT-ATHLETE ORIENTATION AND PHAT TUESDAYS?

A: ALL INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENT-ATHLETES AND TRANSFER STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE NEW STUDENT-ATHLETE ORIENATION AS WELL AS PHAT TUESDAYS.

Q: HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE A BOARD MEMBER OF SAAC?

A: IF YOU ARE A STUDENT-ATHLETE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BOARD MEMBER OF SAAC, YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR REVIEW TO EITHER A LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR OR THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF SAAC.  YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE A COVER LETTER EXPLANING WHY YOU DESIRE THE INDICATED POSITION AND RESUME DETAILING YOUR QUALIFICATIONS. IT WILL THEN BE REVIEWED AND VOTED UPON BY CURRENT MEMBERS OF SAAC.

Q: IF I AM A CURRENT STUDENT-ATHLETE AT UTEP, CAN I SIGN-UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MINER MANIAC PROGRAM?

A: YES.  HOWEVER, YOU MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ALL OF THE BENEFITS AND GIVEAWAYS AS A RESULT OF NCAA COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS.

Q: HOW CAN I ENROLL IN THE LIFE SKILLS MENTOR PROGRAM?

A: IF YOU ARE A STUDENT-ATHLETE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN THE LIFE SKILLS MENTOR PROGRAM, PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO A LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR EXPRESSING YOUR INTEREST. YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE A COVER LETTER OUTLINING YOUR SELECTED MAJOR AND CAREER GOALS AND A RESUME DESCRIBING YOUR QUALIFICATIONS.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND THE UNIVERSITY POLICY REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA AND ATHLETICS?

A: IF YOU ARE A STUDENT-ATHLETE INTERESTED IN REVIEWING THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES CONCERNING ATHLETICS, PLEASE REFERENCE THE STUDENT-ATHLETE HANDBOOK.  YOU MAY ALSO MEET WITH A LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR OR THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA RELATIONS TO DISCUSS ANY FOLLOWUP QUESTIONS.

Q: WHERE CAN I GO TO DISCUSS MY MENTAL WELLNESS?

A: IF YOU A STUDENT-ATHLETE WISHING TO DISCUSS YOUR MENTAL WELLNESS ON CAMPUS, YOU MAY EITHER CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER AT (915) 747-5302 OR VISIT DENA JONES IN THE ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM LOCATED IN THE LARRY K. DURHAM CENTER.

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