What is Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)?
The Mason Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) was established in January of 1992 as a student athletic based organization, made up of two representatives from each of the 22 sports at Mason. It currently serves as the primary conduit for communication among and between student-athletes, coaches, administrators and the surrounding Mason community. Through a coach's nomination, a student-athlete is eligible to serve up to four terms (eight semesters) as the SAAC representative for their team.
SAAC meets on bimonthly basis addressing current topics of interest and concerns to Mason student-athletes. Under the supervision of both the Executive board (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and the SAAC Administrator, the student-athletes are able to discuss issues of concerns that directly affect their individual teams.
These student-athletes also enjoy the responsibility of maintaining a positive leadership role in the surrounding community by organizing, promoting and hosting several service projects throughout the year. By maintaining a healthy relationship with both the administrators and local community figures, SAAC believes that their efforts to help better Mason's student-athletes will not only be well received but also well recognized.
Throughout the years, SAAC has established themselves as the premier liaison between the student-athletes and the administration, servicing the needs of all student-athletes, whether it is academic, athletic or extra-curricular. As results of being a part of this organization, SAAC representatives not only learn how to coexist in a functional leadership environment, but they also have the opportunity to witness and experience how the voices of a few can change the minds of many.