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Division II National SAAC Mission Statement and Purpose

The mission of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 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.

Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Guiding Principles

Division II SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness, and a respect for diversity and inclusion which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity, and sport.

Division II SAAC’s purpose is meant to reflect the voice of the student-athlete and should adhere to the following guiding principle in all of its processes and decision making:  The well-being of student-athletes is at the center of what SAAC does:

  1. Any process must be flexible and timely, and include effective communication.
  2. Decisions must be fair, reasonable, and consider the potential impact on the student-athlete.

Governing Rule

We, as the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will ultimately hold one another accountable for all actions, particularly those actions taking place during the SAAC meetings.