The Beyond Football initiative is a pioneering venture initially focused on the football program that will provide transformational personal and professional experiences that create productive leaders for life. By giving its student-athletes a head start in their preparation for life after athletics, Oregon State will be nationally recognized as a leader with compelling leadership programs that enhance the ability to recruit and retain elite student-athletes. The vision will be achieved by:
- Identifying unique interests and skills of student-athletes and determining initial professional direction and course for success.
- Connecting student-athletes to thought leaders, innovators and business professionals that otherwise would not have been accessible.
- Providing student-athletes with real world experiences that will benefit them both personally and professionally.
- Creating meaningful opportunities for businesses to engage with and invest in Oregon State Athletics.
- Preparing student-athletes to leave Oregon State as desirable employees who are ready to be leaders in the workforce and life.