Mission of Mount Holyoke College’s SAAC
The mission of the Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the overall student-athlete experience by maintaining a commitment to academic and athletic excellence and promoting meaningful engagement of student-athletes in the athletic, campus, and local communities.
Sport: Swimming & Diving
Role: Vice Chair
Sport: Swimming & Diving
Sport: Track & Field
Purpose of SAAC at Mount Holyoke College
The Mount Holyoke College SAAC provides student-athletes with the opportunity to shape the landscape of intercollegiate athletics through its work at the national, conference, and institutional levels. The purpose of the MHC SAAC is to:
Act as the voice of the student-athletes in the governance of intercollegiate athletics.
Promote and streamline effective communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
Disseminate information to the broader campus and athletics community.
Provide feedback and insight to the athletics administration and sport governing bodies into student-athlete concerns, ideas, and accomplishments.
Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department formulation of policies.
Build a sense of community and unity among student-athletes on campus.
Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus and within the community.
Organize community service efforts and create connections with the broader community.
Solicit and communicate student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
Create and implement programs that encourage academic achievement, wellness, and community relations within athletics.
Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
Membership of Mount Holyoke College’s SAAC
SAAC at MHC is composed of two student-athletes from each of the 13 varsity athletic programs, a student-athlete liaison(s) for the student government association, and student-athlete CBL (Career Based Learning) liaison(s). For those teams who have student-athletes currently serving on the SAAC executive board, they will appoint separate team representatives. Each SAAC member serves for a one year term, from January-December, and is eligible to serve multiple terms.
Subcommittees within Mount Holyoke College’s SAAC
Each SAAC representative serves on one of five subcommittees. All SAAC subcommittees have a Chair and each E-Board member oversees a subcommittee. Current standing committees include: Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service, Outreach and Community Involvement, Enhancements and Improvements, and Programming.