Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Mission Statement: To enhance the total student-athlete experience by developing student-athlete leadership skills, promoting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image on the Southern Wesleyan University campus, local community, state and national levels. We sponsor and organize community service activities. We increase community awareness and support of intercollegiate athletics in the Central and Clemson communities.

Who is SAAC?

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Constitution

Article I
Name: The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee composed of student-athlete representatives for their particular sport. The name of the committee shall be Southern Wesleyan University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, abbreviated "SWU-SAAC".

Article II
Purpose: The purpose of the SWU-SAAC is to make known the student-athlete voice and to encourage an exchange of ideas and resources within the campus. Also promoting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image on the SWU campus, local community, state and national levels.

Article III
Membership: The membership of the SWU-SAAC is composed of one representative (and an alternate) from each sport. Each member serves as a liaison between the committee and his or her sport. Membership in this committee is a responsibility. Dedication and participation are necessary to maintain membership. Nominations for SWU-SAAC representatives may vary among teams. Coaches and/or student-athletes should be part of the nomination process to ensure the representative is well respected within the respective team and will be responsible for bringing back information to his or her team.

Article IV
Officers: The officers of the committee shall be: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Article V
Section 1: The SWU-SAAC will meet once per month at a time and place a convenient to a majority of the members. Additional meetings may be called by a majority of the officers when necessary. The campus SAAC liaison can also call a meeting if he or she desires.
Section 2: All representatives must attend every meeting unless there is a legitimate excuse. Any unexcused absence will result in a loss of the vote for the absent representative’s sport team. An excused absence will have no consequences.
Section 3: Three (3) unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the committee. Upon this, a new representative will be selected.

Duties of the Executive Board

• Presides over meetings
• Serves as liaison to the institution’s department of athletics
• Functions as spokesperson for institution’s student-athletes

• Presides over meetings when chair is absent
• Oversees subcommittees that may be formed as a response to the needs of the student-athletes
• Exercises all functions of the president in the absence of the chair
• Performs all duties which are required of the office by the committee

• Responsible for keeping attendance records
• Responsible for a summary of the minutes of the meetings and historical record

• Responsible for submitting budget requests
• Responsible for keeping written records of any money spend and/or taken in by SWU-SAAC

2015-2016 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Roster

SAAC Advisor: Julia Reininga- Head Volleyball Coach, SWA

President: TBA

Vice President: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Treasurer: TBA

Women's Soccer: Leah Moorefield, Meo Owens

Baseball: Tyler Rio, Avery Mahon

Men's Tennis: Harrison Reed

Track and Field and Cross Country: Olivia Bush, Robert Gwinn

Men's Soccer: Abraham Arredondo, Christian Taylor

Softball: Sara Sweatt, Michaela Wickham

Men's Golf: John Keffer, Dylan Loudermilk

Women's Golf: Claire Page, Cassia Paolone

Women's Basketball: Taylor Vinson, Kristen Smith

Volleyball: Holly Richardson, Paige O'Connor, Milica Stamenic