The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) is comprised of an academic affairs team, a student affairs team, and an information technology team. Collectively, the purpose is to provide an all inclusive student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from matriculation through graduation and life beyond.
The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes (CCACSA) reports to Academic Affairs. This lineage to Academic Affairs re-iterates the importance of the student component of "student-athlete".
The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes was a $15 million dollar renovation project that was completed in 2002. This 54,000 square foot facility is among the nation's premier academic centers. Improvements to this facility gives LSU student-athletes the best opportunity for success by providing access to the latest technology, stimulating their intellectual curiosity through developmental programming, and by cultivating skills to navigate LSU and life beyond.
Today, we serve approximately 500 student-athletes within the areas of academic support services, personal development workshops, career development workshops, and community outreach initiatives. The ultimate purpose is to develop these young men and women so that they can go out into society and invoke the change that they would like to see (Ghandi).
The Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes actively collaborates with Academic Affairs and Student Life to develop a comprehensive program that will increase retention numbers, reduce attrition numbers, improve graduation rates, and contribute to the total development of all student-athletes. The Center also engages in collaborative programming with various constituents from across campus to address the needs of our student-athletes.