BE GREAT is a student-athlete development program whose mission is to support the growth of a well-balanced lifestyle for GGC's student-athletes, encourage holistic well-being, personal and academic growth, mature decision making skills, and a commitment to the campus and surrounding community.  BE GREAT strives to support student-athlete development in five areas: academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service.

In the process of achieving this mission, BE GREAT will:

  • Promote student-athletes' ownership of their academic, athletic, career, personal and community responsibilities.
  • Meet the changing needs of student-athletes.
  • Promote respect for diversity and inclusion among student- athletes.
  • Assist student-athletes in identifying and applying transferable skills.
  • Foster an environment that encourages student athletes to effectively access campus resources.
  • Encourage the development of character, integrity and leadership skills.



BE GREAT Commitment Areas:

  • Academic Excellence - To support the academic progress of the student-athlete toward intellectual development and graduation.
  • Athletic Excellence - To build philosophical foundations for the development of athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable and dedicated to the well-being of the student athlete.
  • Personal Development - To support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth, and decision making-skills.
  • Career Development - To encourage the student-athlete to develop and pursue career and life goals.
  • Community Service - To engage the student-athlete in service to his/her campus and surrounding community.

BE GREAT encompasses a variety of service and growth opportunities to help transform high school graduates into student-athlete leaders. BE GREAT consists of 8 components, each designed to help student-athletes develop the skills necessary to be successful leaders inside and outside of the classroom, graduate, and become leaders in the professional world.



 Eight components of BE GREAT: