What is a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee? (SAAC)

A 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 policies 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.

Official SAAC Site

For more information and up-to-date news, please head over to the official Bentley SAAC site.  There you will find more about the organization, a list of the e-board and all members, as well as an athletic/events calendar. 

SAAC Initiatives

SuperFan Events: Draws the Bentley community to games which are very important to their respective teams.

Community Involvement: Allows athletes to have an impact on the local community. Jr. Falcon Day brings in young athletes from around Waltham for a day of fun and games with the Bentley student-athletes.

Athletes Supporting Athletes: Encourages athletes to attend games for sports other than their own on a regular basis.

Charity Committee: Promotes participation in events that raise money for charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Up ‘til Dawn).

Make-a-Wish: Raises money for the Make-a-Wish foundation through special events and donation buckets at sports games.

Links of Interest

NCAA Division II SAAC                                    Northeast-10 SAAC

NCAA Division II Student Athletes                  NCAA Double A Zone 

NCAA Student-Athlete Information                 NCAA Division II Community Engagement

 

 Bentley's SAAC

 

 

 

 

 

Bentley's Field Hockey Team at the NCAA Championships

 

Melissa Nash at the NCAA Championships

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