The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s role on campus is to be the voice for student athletes, to promote and encourage positive changes within Salve Regina’s community that allows for optimal performance on and off the field. Our committee strides to continue the tradition of being exceptional student-athletes, recognizing social and personal growth of all the student-athletes that proudly wear the Seahawk uniform.
As members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Salve Regina, student-athletes serve as a liaison between the committee and their respective teams. As well as other representatives and administrators from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
As members of SAAC, student-athletes are asked to be present at meetings where they are provided with a forum centralized on matters or circumstances that concern their athletic team(s). Some of these have included: academic policies, athletic awards, Title IX, travel and meal accommodations, and University guidelines. The true purpose of SAAC is to create and cause change that improves on the general welfare of Seahawk athletics, enhancing communication and camaraderie among our teams. SAAC involvement gives student-athletes the ability to shape and shift the landscape of what it means to be a student-athlete at Salve Regina.
2019 Fall SAAC Agenda
26- Fresh Check Day, Gerety Lawn, 12pm-3pm
28- Relay for Life, O'Hare Lawn, 10am-1pm
29- SAAC Meeting, Rodgers Classroom ,12pm-1pm
TBD- Breast Cancer Awareness Volleyball Game
TBD- Canned Food Drive
20- Salve Open House and CCC SAAC Meeting (@Nichols)
13 & 27- SAAC Meetings, Rodgers Classroom, 12pm-1pm
16- Can Food Drive for Military Appreciation @ Football Game
10 & 24- SAAC Meetings, Rodgers Classroom, 12pm-1pm
TBD- Men's Hockey Toy Drive
10- Dodgeball and Midnight Breakfast
9 thru 13- Wellness Week
8 & 15- SAAC Meetings, Rodgers Classroom, 12pm-1pm
SAAC Executive Board
The student athlete advisory committee enhances the overall experience of the student athletes. Members provide leadership and foster growth and support for student-athletes. They promote opportunities and protect student-athlete welfare. SAAC is the liaison and voice for student-athletes with the institution and conference-level administration.
Members of the student-athlete advisory committee meet regularly with the athletic director and may choose to serve on a sub-committee which will examine such areas as athletic awards, Title IX, travel/meals, academics, policies and guidelines, etc.
The role of SAAC leadership has been eliminated and replaced by board members running specific committees throughout the year.
The student-athlete advisory committee is open to any member of a Salve Regina University intercollegiate team, with preference given to an upperclassman.
Board positions available:
President - organizes the meetings, works closely with the athletic director and is responsible for making sure the concerns of student athletes are addressed.
Vice President - assists the president in his/her responsiblities.
Secretary - Keeps track of attendance, updates email lists, and sends out important information including meeting minutes.
Treasurer - responsible for keeping track of the finances of SAAC, working closely with the athletic director.
Public Relations - in charge of social media and works closely with the event coordinator.
Event Coordinator - plans and follows through with events.
*All positions work cohesively to accomplish SAAC goals and responsibilities. Sometimes one position may take over responsibility of another. Every member is expected to be at committee meetings, board meetings, and SAAC events.
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The program begins during the fall and runs through the entire academic year.
Each team decides how its student-athlete advisory committee representative is to be selected. Some hold team elections and, in some cases, the representative is appointed by the head coach. Each team will also have an alternate who will be the representative in the absence of the initial selectee.