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Student athletes’ housing experience

One’s housing situation decisively affects sports performance, school performance and emotional health. A bad roommate, broken air conditioning, lame RA or insect infestation can play a part in destroying general well-being, bottoming out the lowest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This fragile and fickle ecosystem is especially important to student athletes who do not have the time to focus on anything else besides school and sports. While Georgia Tech provides the basic living needs most of the time — excluding Smith — there are some issues for student athletes, specifically involving community and finances that need to be addressed.