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Personal Development

Leadership Academy

The mission of the Razorback Leadership Academy is to create an elite leadership development program that has a significant impact on Razorback student-athletes as individual and team leaders. The Razorback Leadership Academy strives to challenge, develop, and support Razorback student-athletes and coaches as leaders in athletics.

“Our primary mission in Razorback Athletics is to provide our more than 460 student-athletes in 19 sports an opportunity to develop and succeed academically, athletically and socially. The Razorback Leadership Academy is an integral part of meeting our mission. By providing leadership concepts and equipping our coaches and student-athletes with specifically tailored skills, the Academy is instrumental in fulfilling our ongoing commitment to student-athlete development.”

Jeff Long
Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics


HIT – Hogs in Transition

H.I.T. is a high school to college transition seminar series for freshmen student-athletes attending summer session II at The University of Arkansas (UofA). The overarching goal of H.I.T is to support each student athlete as he/she makes the best use of the available resources. The main objective is to engage participants in interactive learning experiences that challenge their notions about college life while addressing various issues faced by first year college student-athletes. The program intentionally challenges participants to share with and learn from their peers, supporting their overall transition to the UofA while attending the second summer session.

Guest Speakers

Throughout the academic year the Department of Student-Athlete Development brings in professional speakers from all over the country. Speakers cover a variety of topics including but not limited to: personal brand management, drinking and driving, financial literacy, mental toughness, and general motivation. These speakers are experts in their fields and have proven effective in creating positive change in our student-athletes.