Studying the SAACs

Campus student-athlete advisory committees (SAACs) were mandated by NCAA legislation in 1995 to represent the voices of student-athletes on issues affecting their collegiate experience. Lately, we hear more about SAACs organizing visits to local hospitals than in taking on difficult topics with athletics administrators. At the January Summit on the Collegiate Athlete Experience, a number of topics affecting the student-athlete experience were discussed as needing attention. How is your SAAC representing your needs and teammates’ voices of concern to your athletics administration?