What is the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee?
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a forum for student-athletes to explore and discuss issues that affect their athletic experience on a day-to-day basis. This organization broadens the involvement of student-athletes in both campus and community events. The SAAC encourages a sense of unity, common purpose, and camaraderie between teams and among all student-athletes, and allows for input to be made on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.
There are separate national SAACs for NCAA Division I, II, and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs. Click here to view SAAC Constitution
"The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image."
Function of the R-MC SAAC:
• Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
• Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
• Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department during its formulation of policies.
• Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
• Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
• Organize community service efforts.
• Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.
Division III Special Olympics Initiative:
The purpose of the partnership is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. For more information regarding the initiative, click here.