Wellesley College Athletics - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Wellesley College Athletics - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Mission Statement

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Wellesley College acts as the voice of student-athletes in the governance of intercollegiate athletics.  The purpose of the SAAC is to promote effective communication between student-athletes and the Wellesley College athletics administration; to support the health and well-being of student-athletes; to create on-campus awareness of athletics; to foster a strong athletics community; to serve both the college campus community as well as local communities through community service efforts; and to maintain a positive image of student-athletes on campus and within the community at large.

Basic Structure

Wellesley's student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. SAAC offers input on the rules, regulations and polices that affect student-athletes' lives at Wellesley College. 

The SAAC is made up of student-athlete representatives from all fourteen varsity teams. The entire committee meets one time per week for an hour to give progress updates, listen to speakers, and discuss relevant topics, such as nutrition, diversity, and the balance of being a student-athlete. In addition, the committee is broken up into six sub-committees and each committee gathers weekly separate from the group to accomplish their established goals for the semester. Each committee has an appointed head who schedules and organizes these meetings. The executive board, comprised of the president, vice president, secretary and faculty advisor, meets weekly to oversee the progress of each committee, manage budgets, and forecast the future of the committee.

Wellesley SAAC has five committees: Blue Pride, Body and Mind, Academic Outreach, Community Outreach, and PR. SAAC meets as an entire group each Monday, while committees also hold additional meetings to work on other individual projects.

Want To Join?

Student-athletes that take part in SAAC promote Wellesley Blue pride throughout the athletic community and the Wellesley community as a whole. SAAC members must attend and actively participate in weekly meetings, relay information from SAAC meetings to their teams and bring their team’s concerns and interests to the attention of SAAC and participate in a sub committee. Members of SAAC are positive representative to the campus community and administration, contact your team's current SAAC reps if you want to get involved!

2016 Executive Board

Olivia Duggan '17 (Crew) and Ailis Hanley '17 (Basketball)

For more information, visit the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee website