As defined by the NCAA, the Student Athletic Advisory Board is:

“A committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and polices 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 mission of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) SAAC “is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by protecting and nurturing the health and well-being of all student-athletes.” The purpose of NESCAC 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 student-athletes achievements.” The NESCAC SAAC “will serve as a liaison between the student-athletes of NESCAC 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.” (