Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

What is SAAC?
A student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athelete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. NCAA legislation mandates that all member institutions have SAACs on their respective campuses. Further, NCAA legislation requires that all member conferences have SAACs.
Purpose of SAAC
The purpose of the student-athlete advisory committe may vary across conferences and institutions. However, the following five points reflect the primary purposes of SAAC and should serves as a guideline when developing the SAAC's strategic plan.
Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution,Solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation,Suggest  potential NCAA legislation,Organize community service efforts,Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide or conference-wide committees. 
Mission
The mission of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committtee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete well being; and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
Guiding Principles
The Division II SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness and respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, ethnicity and sport.
The Role of Conference SAACs Division IIThe Division II SAAC consists of one student-athlete representative from each of the Division II multi-sport voting conferences, one student-athlete representative of Division II independent institutions, and two student-athlete at-large positions.
The Division II SAAC affects the legislative process via an annual summit held each July with the Division II Management Council, during which members of the SAAC have an opportunity to interact with members of the Management Council on proposed NCAA legislation and current Division II issues. Also, committee members participate in the NCAA Convention each January where they express the student-athlete voice on collective concerns regarding proposed Division II legislation.
Campus SAAC Executive Board
The NCAA recommends the creation of some type of executive board to oversee the operation of campus SAACs. Traditional board member positions include chairperson, chair-elect, secretary/treasurer and chairpersons of any standing subcommittees. All of these positions should be held by student-athletes. 
Constitution and Bylaws
The constitution of the campus SAAC is a document written by the executive board and approved by the representatives. The constitution is essential to outline the policies and operating procedures of the committee. It should include the name and purpose of the committee, membership, leadership structure, standing committees, philosophy, advisors, impeachment process, veto powers, ratification and amendment procedures and voting and meeting requirements. It should be noted that many institutions require that an organization have bylaws to be an officially recognized student committee. Copies of campus SAAC bylaws and models are available through the NCAA national office.