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SAAC: Carleton's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

What Is SAAC?

The Student-Athletic Advisory Committee system, founded in 1989 by the NCAA, is an integral advising body for the Division III. SAAC is a student-run committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience, promote athletics, provide community service, and offer input on NCAA legislation. The NCAA requires that every member institution and athletic conference have a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

At Carleton College, we seek to serve the Varsity programs that shape the college experiences of over 400 student-athletes and represent these athletes on the Carleton campus and in the Northfield community. Carleton's SAAC is comprised of over 60 Student-athletes (at least 2 representatives from each of Carleton's 20 sports) and is organized by an 8-member Executive Board.

2011-2012 Academic Year at a Glance

The 2011-2012 academic year saw several firsts for Carleton’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (“SAAC”), including the first National Division III Week, first year of Knight Games, and the first volunteer collaboration with another group on campus – the Gender and Sexuality Center – for the 5K for Hope.

SAAC 2012 Quick Facts Column title
Number of Representatives 62
Varsity Athletes at Carleton >400
Money Donated to Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative $800
Concessions Profit $6,300
Number of Varsity Letter Awards 154



Carleton SAAC meetings are held Thursday of 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th weeks from 12:15 - 1:00 pm, site TBA

Carleton SAAC Executive Committee