Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Mission Statement

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Gettysburg College is a dynamic group of student-athlete team leaders who, by working together, develop and strengthen a sense of personal responsibility and wellness among student-athletes, the administration and the community. We are dedicated to representing the interests of our fellow student-athletes for the betterment of athletics at Gettysburg. For this, the committee will serve as an open forum for all varsity athletes and act as a vehicle to promote communication between coaches, athletic administration and student-athletes.

Role of SAAC

The role of SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by:

  • Providing a student-athlete voice within the department, discussing issues and concerns, and providing feedback as necessary.
  • Building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletic teams.
  • Encouraging active involvement of student-athletes for community service projects.
  • Emphasizing the need of support from faculty and staff for all athletic programs.
  • Promoting a positive image of athletics on campus by celebrating and generating excitement for our unique community.
  • Fostering achievement of academic and athletic goals.
  • Receiving valuable training in wellness related topics such as; alcohol and drug abuse prevention, nutrition, sexual assault prevention, stress and depression.
  • Using educational and professional resources to support our efforts.