WEST COAST CONFERENCE STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC)
OUR MISSION: To enhance the student-athlete experience.
What is student-athlete experience?
"The student-athlete experience is about competition and determination to grow and persevere through experiences where you learn leadership, integrity, and character as a team, family, and fraternity, and collectively gain honor and pride, all in an often tough, stressful, and time demanding environment.”
WCC SAAC'S REPRESENT CAMPAIGN
The West Coast Conference established the Sportsmanship Task Force during the Spring of 2009. Since then, it has transformed into one of the largest SAAC-driven initiatives in the WCC. Every year, each WCC-sponsored sport participates in a REPRESENT day by promoting good sportsmanship at games and around campus by wearing their official REPRESENT shirts at designated REPRESENT events and educating its student-fan groups about positive behavior.
In addition, numerous athletic directors, coaches, faculty and student-athletes from all 10 WCC schools REPRESENT by participating in various community service initiatives throughout the year. Some teams host their own projects, while others work with local and national service organizations. In addition, the Conference office hosts a community service initiative at each of its six WCC Championship events.
SAAC CHARGE: The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee of the West Coast Conference is charged with advocating for student-athlete well-being, encouraging positive sportsmanship, and participating in community outreach efforts, all of which are accomplished by demonstrating leadership on campus, facilitating communication within the conference, and engaging in National SAAC initiatives and issues.