Pitt State Gorillas
Pitt State Athletic Fund

Student-Athlete Academic Center

In 2010, Pittsburg State University converted a classroom in the Weede Athletic Facility to an academic support center for student-athletes. The Student-Athlete Academic Center is open to student-athletes during the day and evenings.  The Academic Center is equipped with several resources including 10 computers, internet access, free printing and study areas for student-athletes to prepare papers, study and do class research.

The athletics department's future plans include academic services programming and upgraded equipment for this area. An opportunity exists for an entity to have naming rights for the Student-Athlete Academic Center in return for providing funding to make these new services and equipment possible. The terms of such an agreement are extremely flexible and could also include "cross-training" in the community to serve as professional development for student-athletes. Interested businesses and/or individuals can contact Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Outreach, Marissa Poppe at (620) 235-4148 to discuss this opportunity further.

Did you know?

Based on the 2005-06 NCAA Academic Success Rate, Pittsburg State University graduated 78% of its student-athletes.

By comparison, 56% of Pittsburg State’s student-athletes and 49% of the school’s general student body earned degrees (based upon the 2005-06 Integrated Postsecondary-Education Data System Graduation-Rate Survey).

Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event