The H.A.L.L. Program places a heavy importance on Leadership and building leaders in the community while they are student-athletes. The goal is for the student-athletes to take what they’ve learned, and their experiences, and make a difference in the community and the professional world after they graduate.
|STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE|
One important piece of the Leadership component offers the student-athletes the opportunity to get involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). SAAC has five major areas of concentration; allowing the student-athletes to have a voice in college athletics, encouraging school spirit, creating and enhancing an all-encompassing Seton Hall student-athlete family experience, increasing community involvement, and organizing community outreach initiatives.
Some of the previous initiatives have been the annual Mary Jennings Spring Tournament, the Gatorade Pong Challenge with proceeds benefitting Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge, where student-athletes make sandwiches for Eva's Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Newark, New Jersey.
For more information on SAAC, please click HERE
The Leadership Forum is a specific example of promoting leadership among the student-athletes. For this event, the Seton Hall athletics department brings in business leaders who are at the top of their profession to provide insight on how they arrived at their current positions, provide advice, and inform the student-athletes on specific leadership traits that have helped them along the way. Some of the past speakers have been Mary Beth Childs, Mike Tannenbaum, Al Kelly, John Sample, Joe Abbruzzese, Lisa LaBruno, Richard McMahon and Michael Lucciola.
To view a recap and photos from the most recent forum, please click HERE
|GUEST SPEAKER SERIES|
Seton Hall also brings in guest speakers throughout the year with the purpose of providing additional content that facilitates and promotes leadership building among the student-athletes.
Most recently, alum Jim DiPietropolo, the Managing Partner at Adison & Partners – Talent Management Solutions, discussed how as part of his job duties, he utilizes LinkedIn when searching for potential applicants for his clients.
A recap of his presentation can be seen HERE
There is also the expectation that all student-athletes exhibit proper sportsmanship during completion. As per the BIG EAST Conference, “Student-Athletes, individuals employed by or associated with 'Seton Hall University,' and game officials shall conduct themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship. Their actions shall at all times reflect the high standards of honor and dignity that characterize participation in competitive sports in the collegiate setting.”