Champions for Life Mentor Application

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:
·         An introductory dinner for Champions and student-athletes where goals of the Champions for Life program and NCAA rules regarding Champions and student-athletes interactions will be discussed.
·         A dinner at the Champion’s home.
·         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
Please list your responses below (Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling)

Background checks are required of Champions for Life mentor applicants. CSU Human Resources manages the background check process which is conducted by Asurint (

Please complete the form below and fax or email to:
Lynne M. Carek, Human Resources Officer
2121 Euclid Avenue, AC 113
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216-687-4713
Fax: 216-687-9334


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