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Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee General Committee Information

Name of Committee: 

NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Number of Committee Members:

There is one representative from each of the 31 Division I conferences.

General Duties of Committee Members:

•The mission of the Division I SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.

•Members must be active in their campus and conference SAACs in order to have an informed opinion to bring to the Division I SAAC.

•It is the responsibility of SAAC members to become informed and educated about the various issues affecting Division I.

•SAAC members must keep their campus and conference committees educated about relevant issues at all times.

•Due to their involvement at the local and national level, SAAC members must act as leaders and liaisons within their conferences.

•Adhere to deadlines when submitting and responding to all forms of correspondence from the national office and other SAAC members.

•Review the agenda and all attachments sent prior to a meeting.

•Communicate with the institution's conference office, as appropriate, to help in formulating positions on various pieces of legislation.

Number of In-Person Meetings Per Year:

•The fall meeting is usually in November in Indianapolis, Indiana, for three days (dates will include weekends).

•The winter meeting is always in conjunction with the NCAA Convention in January for five days (dates will include weekends).

•The summer meeting is usually in July for four days (dates will include weekends).

Number of Conference Call Meetings Per Year:

•Two to three hour conference call in the Spring, usually in April.

•Two to three hour legislative review webinar early in the Fall.

•Other conference calls as needed.