Student Development2022-11-23T20:37:24+00:00

ABOUT THE VARSITY COLLECTIVE

The Varsity Collective is anchored in two purposes:

  • Help student-athletes maximize their NIL through education, support and partnerships with community organizations.
  • Equip student-athletes with lifelong insights and mentorship provided by Wisconsin alumni and former athletes at the top of professional fields like sports, finance, entrepreneurship, entertainment, marketing and communications and more.

LIFE CURRENCY™

Life Currency is The Varsity Collective’s unique platform for student-athletes to learn from alumni athletes, businesspeople and professionals at the top of their fields across a wide range of career disciplines.

By providing mentorships and meaningful insights for every stage of the college experience and beyond, we’re elevating Badger student-athletes and helping them build a professional network for life beyond their college experience.

REP YOURSELF

In the NIL marketplace, a strong personal brand leads to broader opportunities. The Varsity Collective’s Rep Yourself programming helps Badger student-athletes maximize their authenticity and profile to unlock new arenas outside of their sport.

Led by Badger alumni and other experts in industries like social media, fashion, law and more, Rep Yourself helps Badgers develop their brand and take it to the next level not only in college, but in their career after graduation.

LIFE CURRENCY

Life Currency is The Varsity Collective’s unique platform for student-athletes to learn from alumni athletes, businesspeople and professionals at the top of their fields across a wide range of career disciplines.

By providing mentorships and meaningful insights for every stage of the college experience and beyond, we’re elevating Badger student-athletes and helping them build a professional network for life beyond their college experience.

REP YOURSELF

In the NIL marketplace, a strong personal brand leads to broader opportunities. The Varsity Collective’s Rep Yourself programming helps Badger student-athletes maximize their authenticity and profile to unlock new arenas outside of their sport.

Led by Badger alumni and other experts in industries like social media, fashion, law and more, Rep Yourself helps Badgers develop their brand and take it to the next level not only in college, but in their career after graduation.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE COLLECTIVE

Your support empowers student-athletes to earn their value while bringing out their Badger best in the classroom, in the community, on the field and in the game of life.

The Varsity Collective partners with Badger student-athletes for charitable partnerships and philanthropic efforts that benefit both the student-athlete and the charitable causes they support in communities across Wisconsin.

The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization, exempt from federal income tax.  Operating as a charitable organization, you may claim your contribution to The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. as a charitable income tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

You can adjust or cancel your reoccurring contributions using this link.

The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. has applied for section 501(c)(3) status; it anticipates receiving such status from the IRS with such status being retroactive to the date of incorporation.  As the Varsity Collective Charitable Fund is organized and operating as a charitable organization, you may claim your contribution to The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. as a charitable income tax deduction.  Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

You can adjust or cancel your reoccurring contributions using this link.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS NIL?2022-10-04T14:21:07+00:00

Effective July 1, 2021, the NCAA allows student-athletes to receive financial compensation for their name, image and likeness (NIL). The Varsity Collective is independent of the University of Wisconsin and abides by 100% of the letter and spirit of NCAA regulations.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT BADGER STUDENT-ATHLETES?2022-09-09T17:22:24+00:00

You can support Badger student-athletes individually, by team, or in general by clicking here.

IS THE VARSITY COLLECTIVE AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN?2022-09-09T17:22:44+00:00

No, although our mission is to benefit Badger student-athletes and their community, The Varsity Collective is a separate entity from the University of Wisconsin.

ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?2022-10-04T14:38:00+00:00

The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization, exempt from federal income tax.  Operating as a charitable organization, you may claim your contribution to The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. as a charitable income tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

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