The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The 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 information that follows will assist you in understanding how the network of SAACs, from individual campus committees to the conference and/or national committees, interact and support one another to shape intercollegiate athletics policy and enhance the student-athlete experience. To contact the W&L SAAC, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operating along with SAAC is a group known as 24 – Many Sports, One Team. The goal of 24 is to develop and strengthen a sense of responsibility and wellness through risk reduction and bystander intervention. In an effort to create a safer social environment for our fellow student-athletes at Washington and Lee, 24 addresses a variety of issues including substance abuse, sexual misconduct, nutrition and stress management.