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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