CONNECT is a mandated program from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) office designed for incoming freshman and transfer student-athletes as they transition into the Auburn Family. CONNECT is a student-athlete leadership program that provides upper classmen the opportunity to mentor new student-athletes. Upper classmen serve as team leaders for small groups with the focus on responsibility, accountability, making good choices, ethics, etiquette and character building. The groups meet once a month to engage in different transition topics while enjoying an activity that brings a diverse group of student-athletes together. Activities include: bowling, kickball, tailgate, amazing race, obstacle course, and an etiquette dinner.