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Campus Captains: Frequently Asked Questions

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The Hidden Opponent (THO) Campus Captains (CC) program brings mental health initiatives and awareness directly to college campuses through passionate student ambassadors. Our CCs are an extension of the THO team and work to improve culture and promote conversations at schools across the globe. We currently have over 900 ambassadors, located at over 750 unique college campuses, in all 50 United States and various international locations.

Our student-athlete ambassadors gain first access to THO events and programming, as well as exclusive offers and an incredible community of support. Students are given mentorship, educational resources, and guidance as they work to educate themselves further and outreach on their campuses. 

July 2024 Deadline: Applications for July 2024 are open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 EST. Link to apply here.

Interested in the CC program, but have questions? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the program:

What is the Campus Captain (CC) program?

An educational ambassadorship program for high school and college students. Participants in the program learn more about mental health and related topics, and develop advocacy skills to enact change in their communities.

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How long does the program run?

The program runs from August to May each school year.

What are my goals and responsibilities to the program?

  • Educate yourself and others on mental health topics and conduct outreach in your community.

  • Complete at least one educational or advocacy activity each month.

  • Undergo one mandatory mental health training, then attend monthly check-in meetings with your mentor.

  • Dedicate a minimum of 3 hours per month to the program.

Who is this open to? Is it open to non-athletes?

Open to high school and college students. Applicants do not need to be current athletes, but should be enrolled in a high school, junior college, or college. The program may also apply to graduate students who are still on campus. All program participants are volunteers.

What if I transfer schools?

If you transfer schools, you can continue your role as a Campus Captain at your new school. Inform your THO mentor and update your contact information.

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What skills will I build?

Time management, communication, team leadership, event planning, advocacy, mental health awareness, and more.

What are the benefits of the program?

  • Personal growth in leadership and communication skills.

  • Free educational resources and workshops.

  • Personalized mentorship from THO leaders and professionals.

  • Opportunities to network with other student-athletes and mental health advocates.

  • Internship-like experience applicable to your future career goals.

What are some of the topics covered in the program?

The educational program is tailored each year to the desires of the student-athletes in the program. THO provides a wide range of workshop offerings. Past workshop topics have included: performance anxiety, men’s mental health, career counseling, nutrition for athletes, breath work, active listening, NIL branding, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in sport.

Who will I be working with?

Other Campus Captains, your assigned THO mentor, professionals from the THO network, and peers and professionals from your campus network.

What is the application process?

Applications open twice a year in July and December. Visit and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on information regarding applications.

July 2024 Deadline: Applications for July 2024 are open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 EST. Link to apply here.

What are you looking for in an applicant?

Applicants with strong time management, communication, and leadership skills, as well as a passion for mental health advocacy and a demonstrated commitment to furthering THO’s mission.

Reach out to and with questions or for more information!

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