Life Skills Coordinators organize a variety of seminars, workshops, and speakers to share with the entire student-athlete population. These programs, including the Fall 2016 Workshops, Get Acrobat Reader are brought on campus to create awareness to common issues facing today's college students. Workshop topics include resume writing, alcohol and drug awareness, sex education, public speaking, social media etiquette, self-marketing, interviewing, budgeting, nutrition, team building, and mental wellness. Workshops are held in the Larry K. Durham Hall of Champions.

For upcoming workshops, please visit the Life Skills office or e-mail

*NOTE: Student-athletes applying for the student-athlete opportunity fund require 10 hours of community service..

Take Back the Night

This is an annual event held by the university to raise awareness for domestic violence. Advocates and victims speak out to student-athletes in an effort to spread awareness and provide information regarding supportive services for individuals facing domestic abuse.

APPLE Conference

The APPLE Conference is an annual symposium that creates awareness for substance abuse prevention and health promotion for student-athletes and sports administrators. Each year, several student-athlete applicants are selected to participate in the conference with paid travel expenses in an effort to ameliorate current university health promotion strategies.

Life Skills Apple Conference

The UTEP APPLE Action Team presenting their plan for the school year
at the head coaches' meeting

Athletes Supporting Athletes (ASA) Initiative

The Life Skills Athletes Supporting Athletes initiative aims to unify UTEP Athletics across all sports. Predetermined dates are selected for student-athletes to attend in a group effort to show support for their fellow athletes. Custom designed t-shirts are provided along with pizza to create an inviting atmosphere for student-athletes.

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