Champions for Life is a mentoring program that connects business leaders with Cleveland State University student-athletes as mentors (Champions) who will support and encourage the student-athletes’ academic, professional and personal growth. Champions from diverse industries and professions provide student-athletes real-life opportunities to explore various careers while helping student-athletes enhance their social, communication and leadership skills. The Champion’s for Life program is a powerful tool to help CSU student-athletes make the successful transition from college to the professional world.
The Champions for Life program provides Champions and student-athletes the opportunity to interact through five touchpoints during the academic year. All of these activities are monitored and approved through CSU’s NCAA Compliance Office, and include:
goals of the Champions for Life program
and NCAA rules regarding Champions and student-athletes interactions will be discussed.
A dinner at the
· A tour of the Champion’s workplace.
· A campus visit by the Champion.
· A CSU athletic event outing for the Champion and student-athlete.
If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please fill out the information below.
We appreciate your interest in the program and please feel free to direct any questions to Kathleen Worthington Wilson at 216-687-4756 or
As you move forward and meet with your mentee, we ask that you click the link below and submit information that will help us track interactions between mentors and mentees.