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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a leadership committee made up of student-athlete representatives from each sports program. The NCAA requires the sponsorship of the SAAC. The SAAC is an excellent vehicle to promote communication between the Department of Athletics and student-athletes. The Department of Athletics has a wealth of information that needs to be routinely distributed to student-athletes and at the same time, is interested in receiving feedback from student-athletes about departmental policies and structure. The purpose of the SAAC includes the following:

  • Generating a student-athlete voice within the department by meeting, at least monthly, to discuss current issues in intercollegiate athletics and evaluate and suggest improvements regarding departmental policy and procedures;
  • Soliciting student-athlete responses to proposed NCAA legislation;
  • Creating a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees;
  • Assisting the Department of Athletics in addressing the needs and concerns of the student-athletes;
  • Planning and implementing activities and programs to enhance the student-athlete experience;
  • Organizing community service efforts; and
  • Helping to promote life-long leadership skills in SAAC members and other student-athletes.

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