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 polices that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Presently, there are separate national SAACs for NCAA Divisions I, II and III. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs. The information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience.
The Trinity University Student Athlete Advisory Committee signed the Athlete Ally pledge recently in honor of their ongoing “TIGE&R” campaign (Tigers Initiating Greater Equality & Respect). Hudson Taylor, the founder of Athlete Ally, came to campus last fall and spoke with the Trinity community on allyship and the need to promote respect and to welcome all persons in Trinity’s athletic and campus communities. In all of its activities this year, the SAAC hopes to promote and engage students in the TIGE&R campaign. To find out more about Athlete Ally, go to https://www.athleteally.org/. Join SAAC in signing the pledge here: https://www.athleteally.org/action/athlete-ally-pledge/.
2014-15 SAAC Officers:
Co-Presidents Erin Cusenbary & Hannah Coley
Vice President Alessa Hutter