Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Responding to the need

Health care workers are one example of front-line workers across an array of industries who are putting their lives on the line to help others during this pandemic. And many are former or current student-athletes.

An Open Letter to NCAA Student-Athletes

The NCAA exists because of student-athletes. The decision to cancel all remaining winter and spring championships was made in the best interest of our collective society and community. Such an unprecedented and monumental decision was not made to disregard the student-athlete experience but rather to protect it.

Mental Health Social Media Campaign: After the Campaign

The Mental Health Social Media Campaign is a week of awareness, education and engagement to show the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. However, it should not end there! The following are some ideas that you can...

Mental Health Social Media Campaign: Engagement Ideas

Don’t know where to start? Here are general tips for engagement during the campaign. Engagement Level 1: Tweeting/Creating Posts on Social Media. Post initial announcements about the campaign. Use various social media platforms to share...

Mental Health Social Media Campaign: Planning for the Campaign

It is suggested that each student-athlete, coach or administrator planning to partake in this campaign prepare by doing the following before the May 4-7, 2020 campaign dates: Reach out to your athletics department’s director of...

Mental Health Social Media Campaign

Welcome to the campaign website for the inaugural 2020 Mental Health Social Media Campaign! Our goal with this campaign is to use social media to create a dialogue and communicate the benefits of normalizing mental health.

DII SAAC takes positions on Convention proposals

The national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has taken formal positions on the division’s 13 legislative proposals for the 2020 NCAA Convention.

Division II SAAC hosts Make-A-Wish reveal at NCAA national office

The national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a wish reveal at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Division I SAAC weighs in on early recruiting rules

The Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee discussed its strategic priorities for the upcoming year and provided feedback on Association-wide issues that impact student-athletes.


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