Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

DII national SAAC looks to enhance connection with campuses

This year, members of the Division II national Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are embracing opportunities to participate in the Division II governance process in unprecedented ways. But the committee’s work to enhance the student-athlete voice is far from over.

DIII SAAC discusses game environment, playing seasons

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee weighed in on a pair of topics that will be a major focus for Division III through the next two years. When it convened July 18-19 in Indianapolis, Division III SAAC discussed ways to improve game environments and potential changes to playing and practice seasons at length, including roundtable discussions with the Division III Management Council.

DI SAAC pushes consistency, sets priorities ahead of DI Strategic Summit

The Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee set its priorities under the new governance structure in advance of the Aug. 4-5 Division I Strategic Summit.

April 2015: The Student-Athlete Voice

Chris Pike, Vice Chair, National SAAC Division II National SAAC conducted its spring meeting April 17-19 in conjunction with the first-ever Division II APPLE Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. In addition to participating in APPLE programming...

Charlotte Wins NCAA® Division I National SAAC “It’s On Us” Contest

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee beat out more than 40 competitors to win a contest sponsored by the NCAA Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. The contest is part of the NCAA’s participation in the “It’s On Us” campaign led by the White House. The winning video will debut Saturday, April 4 prior to the NCAA Final Four semifinal games on the big screen at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Division I National SAAC Video Contest

The Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) would like to invite all Division I NCAA institutions to create a video promoting SAAC on their campus focusing on the student-athlete voice and how SAAC effectively operates on each campus. This is your way to show “What is SAAC?”

Division II passes SAAC proposals

Division II delegates overwhelmingly passed two proposals at the business session that give Division II student-athletes a louder voice.

NCAA Convention keynote places college athletes at the forefront

Kendall Spencer looked back on his high school days on Thursday and saw the potential he had, which needed only a little longer to blossom. Now a two-time All-American track and field standout in the long jump at the University of New Mexico, athletics provided the opportunity he needed, Spencer said during the Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 NCAA Convention.

History of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

An Association-wide SAAC was adopted at the 1989 NCAA Convention and was formed primarily to review and offer student-athlete input on NCAA activities and proposed legislation that affected student-athlete welfare. The initial national...

Athletes find their voice

For the first time, the Atlantic 10 Conference will invite athletes to attend conference meetings, reflecting a national trend of athletes increasingly taking part in the decision-making process.


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