The role of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for Salve Regina is to serve as the voice of the student-athletes on campus to ensure that student-athletes have every opportunity to excel and maximize their potential both on and off the field. It is the commitee’s desire to develop a strong tradition in athletics and promoting the academic, personal, and social growth of all the University’s student-athletes.
As members of the SAAC at Salve Regina, student-athletes serve as a liaison between the committee and their respective teams as well as Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) administrators.
As a members of SAAC, student-athletes are asked to attend two monthly meetings during which they are provided with a forum for discussion on a variety of matters concerning the athletic teams, including but not limited to: academic policies, athletic awards, Title IX, travel and meal accommodations, and University guidelines. The purpose of SAAC at Salve Regina is to discuss, adopt, and implement procedures for the general welfare of Seahawk athletics as well as provide better communication and camaraderie among teams. Involvement in SAAC grants student-athletes to shape the landscape of the NCAA.
Upcoming SAAC Events
Meeting: Sunday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Division III Week
- Tuesday, April 2- Dizzy Stick Competition during halftime of women’s lacrosse
- Wednesday, April 3- Basketball Faculty Game at 6:30 p.m. in Rodgers Recreation Center
- Thursday, April 4- Donut Eating Contest in between softball doubleheader
- Friday, April 5- Women in Sports Clinic at 5 p.m. in Rodgers Recreation Center
- Saturday, April 6- SAAC x Baseball “Fed Up with Cancer” Fundraiser
- Sunday, April 7- Student-Athlete Mass at 7 p.m.
Meeting: Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club Field Day: Monday, April 15
Special Olympics: Sunday, April 28
Meeting: Monday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
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.