"Student-Athletes Gliding to Success"

UNCW CHAMPS/Life Skills Program



                                                                                Program History 



Academic Excellence 


Athletic Excellence          



Career Development


Personal Development

        Community Service

Program Overview  

The goal of the UNCW CHAMPS/Life Skills program is to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting through the use of programs that support the total development of UNCW student-athletes to help them become better students, athletes and citizens.

The Life Skills Program provides a comprehensive approach to the overall academic and personal development of student-athletes. With the student-athlete welfare in mind, the Department of Athletics initiated WingTIPS –“Student Athletes Gliding to Success”. 

This program will help prepare UNCW student-athletes for the challenges of life beyond the playing field by providing student-athletes with the education and the experiences to assist them in bridging the gap from college life to professional life in the work world while making meaningful contributions to their communities.  Along with the NCAA, UNCW is focused and committed to helping it student athletes grow, excel and achieve in the five commitment areas of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program of Academic Excellence, Athletic Excellence, Personal Development, Career Development and Community Service.