Jasper Jumpstart is a comprehensive student-athlete development program designed to enhance their experience. The initiative includes four main areas: student-athlete orientation, academic support, life skills, and health and wellness. The overall goals of the program are to promote success in the classroom, encourage a positive lifestyle, and prepare student-athletes for life after athletics.
Incoming freshmen, transfers and continuing students who have a cumulative grade point average at or below 2.8, whether or not they are in season, are required to attend five (5) hours of study hall each week for the entire semester.
The JPALS Peer Mentoring Program is designed to aid first-year student-athletes with their transition into Manhattan College. Specifically selected and trained upperclassmen serve as mentors to first year student-athletes in both individual and group settings. First year student-athletes benefit from the experience of the upperclassmen in helping them through many of the common challenges a new student-athlete faces during their transition.
Peer mentors will be assigned a group of first year student-athletes from teams other than their own, ideally in the same school of study (Business, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science). The mentors would be responsible for their mentees throughout their first year at Manhattan.