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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

SoCon SAAC Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete well-being, and fostering positive student-athlete image.

Purpose of SoCon SAAC

The purpose of the organization shall be to protect, foster, and improve the student-athlete well-being by establishing a foundation for developing the SoCon SAAC into a solid organization, while utilizing each other's resources and providing guidance to strengthen SAAC's throughout the Southern Conference. Specifically to:

  1. be an organization in which individuals serve as a voice for their institution,
  2. share ideas, network, and develop lasting friendships,
  3. promote a positive image of student-athletes and address issues and problems,
  4. create opportunities for unity, change, and rewards, and
  5. foster communication among all schools in the conference.

SAAC Organizational Structure

National SAAC

The Southern Conference participates in the NCAA Division-I national SAAC, which consists of one student-athlete from each of the 32 Division-I conferences. Members are selected by the Division-I Management Council from a pool of three nominees from each of the represented conferences. Each student-athlete serves a two-year term. These conference representatives offer input and assist in shaping the proposed legislation for Division-I athletics. The SoCon SAAC representative to the national NCAA SAAC for 2019-20 is Anna Claire Atha.

Click here to go to the NCAA Division I National SAAC Webpage

Institution SAACs

Each SoCon member institution has its own SAAC, comprised of at least one representative from each SoCon-sponsored team. This committee functions in the following ways:

  • Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes
  • Disseminate information
  • Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues
  • Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus's formation of athletic policies
  • Build a sense of community among all athletic programs and teams
  • Solicit student-athlete responses to conference and NCAA legislation
  • Organize community service efforts
  • Provide student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees
  • Promote a positive image of student-athletes throughout each campus

To learn more about individual campus SAAC leaders, visit our Members page or check out each schools SAAC webpage.






The Citadel Bulldogs

ETSU Buccaneers

Furman Paladins

Mercer Bears

UNCG Spartans

Samford Bulldogs

UTC Mocs

VMI Keydets

Western Carolina Catamounts

Wofford Terriers


DI STUDENT-ATHLETES: Check out the official page for Division I SAAC! Navigate through the page and gain a better understanding of what SAAC can do for you and how to make your campus SAAC more efficient.

Also, join our Facebook group to receive constant SAAC news from campus SAACs nation wide and see what others are doing with their SAACs!  Be sure to help your campus SAAC with the fall legislation that is out for discussion now. OUR VOICE COUNTS!


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