SAAC Mission Statement & Organization
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) promotes and maintains among the Bates College intercollegiate student-athletes good sportsmanship, academic excellence, and involvement in the campus and local community. SAAC members represent all intercollegiate student-athletes and each varsity sport program at the College. SAAC representatives meet directly with the Director of Athletics on a regular basis and through that interaction, positively impact the general administration of the athletics program to the benefit of the intercollegiate sports participants.
The SAAC is directed by two co-chairs, and to accomplish the work of the organization, the SAAC representatives are divided into three subcommittees as follows:
Academic Committee: Promote student-athlete academic accomplishments; provide guidance to help insure academic success; interface with the Faculty Liaison program.
School Spirit/Sportsmanship Committee: Promote the athletics programs to the campus community and beyond; improve school spirit and support for the sport teams; advocate for good sportsmanship.
Community Service Committee: Encourage and facilitate team opportunities to engage in community service and philanthropic endeavors.