What is SAAC?

The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

The mission of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image, while maintaining the tenants of the Division III philosophy.

Functions of SAAC

  • Promote communication between athletics, administration, students, and faculty
  • Broadcast information regarding relevant topics in the realm of athletics
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics and academic issues
  • Generate student-athlete voice within the athletics program involving all teams
  • Organize community service projects
  • Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation for campus committees
  • Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus

Purposes of SAAC

  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution;
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference;
  • Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation, and;
  • Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts