What is the SCIAC SAAC?

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Student Advisory Committee on Athletics is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by protecting and nurturing the health and well-being of all student-athletes.   

Purpose

The SCIAC SAAC is to serve as a vehicle for addressing and discussing concerns and issues facing student-athletes. The committee shall represent all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics. In addition, the committee will promote and celebrate achievements by student-athletes.

Functions

The SAAC will serve as the liaison between the student-athletes of SCIAC member institutions and the administrators. The committee will serve as a voice to represent the concerns of all student-athletes and to discuss issues impacting student-athlete well-being.

Committee Members

The committee shall be comprised of 18 students-athletes. It is preferred that there is one male and one female representative from each member institution. The committee endorses ethnic and gender diversity in the composition of the committee. In addition, the committee strives to  have as many conference sports represented as possible and achieve balanced representation of individual and team sport athletes. Individuals must have reached their sophomore year. Each institution shall determine the process in which its committee members are selected. 

Meetings

The committee shall meet a minimum of twice a year (once each semester) at a central location. 

Structure

There shall be a president, vice-president, and secretary that shall be appointed by the Conference office to serve as the executive board. It is preferred that the president must be a member of the junior or senior class at his/her institution. 

The duties of the president will be to chair all meetings of the SAAC. The chair will work with the Conference office in obtaining agenda items prior to scheduled meetings/conference calls and will forward such agenda to all committee members at least two weeks prior to the meeting. 

The vice-president and secretary will assist the president in running all meetings. The vice-president will assume the duties of the president in case of his/her absence. 

Voting

A quorum of six (6) of nine (9) voting members is necessary to conduct committee business. Each institutional representative shall have one vote. To endorse a motion or proposal, a simple majority of the individuals present is required.