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Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) By-laws

The SAAC will be guided by the following principles: ethics, integrity, fairness, and a respect for diversity, which shall include attention to gender, race, ethnicity, and sport.

Mission Statement: The mission of Clemson University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enable student-athletes to participate in developing leadership skills both  inside and outside the field of competitions,  to protect student-athlete well-being, and to provide a vehicle through which athletics department administrators discuss with student-athletes issues regarding the management, operation, and rules that govern the athletics department and its sports’ teams.

Duties of SAAC Representatives: *

1. Attend all SAAC meetings and related events 2. Serve as liaison between the member’s respective sport to the committee and the athletics department 3. Serve the needs of fellow student-athletes via leadership and support 4. Serve on at least one sub-committee with active involvement. 5. Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus and in the community 6. Assist in the growth and development of SAAC 7. Play an integral role in the structure of our athletics department and its formulation of policies 8. Reinforce and promote Clemson University’s  goal  of becoming a  top -20 University

*Thanks in part to Kansas State University SAAC website: http://www.kstatesports.com

Membership 1. Two student-athletes from each team will serve as representatives on the Council, of which the coaching staff chooses one and the other elected by teammates. 2. Members are encouraged to serve for multiple years. 3. Members are to be selected from different class levels (i.e. we don’t want all sr.’s every year). 4. Members should make every attempt to possible to represent their sport at every meeting.

Meetings 1. There shall be one meeting a month, held on the first or second Wednesday of each month. 2. All meetings will be held at the IPTAY meeting room. 3. Meeting should last no longer than 1-½ hours. 4. Sub-committee meetings, outside of the monthly “SAAC” meeting, are mandatory.

Preparing for Meetings – At each meeting we will discuss issues voted on and looked at thoroughly by subcommittees. Participation by each subcommittee is mandatory for this is a privilege and should be treated as such. – Review agenda and all attachments sent prior to the meeting. – Communication between members of subcommittees and the Executive Cabinet is crucial and will help issues discussed have a direct impact on our fellow student-athletes, Athletic Department, and community.

Missing A Meeting – Attendance at all SAAC meetings is required. Absences are excused only in the following only in the following cases: family emergencies, athletic competition occurring during scheduled meetings, or for academic reasons. – Two unexcused absences are caused for dismissal from the SAAC. – If an individual is to miss a meeting, he or she must inform the Executive Cabinet of his or her planned absence. A written notice explaining a missed meeting should be forwarded to one of the three members through the use of email.

Duties of SAAC OfficersPresident:

* Conducts meetings * Prepares meeting agendas * Oversees SAAC events * Meets regularly with SAAC advisor and other Athletics Administrators * Attends weekly student-government meetings and provides cabinet reports * Liaison to ACC and National SAAC (attends ACC SAAC meetings and participates in conference calls)

Vice-President:

* Assist President with all duties and meetings * Represent President when that person is unable to attend an event/meeting * Perform duties as requested by the President

Secretary:

* Take minutes and attendance at all SAAC Meetings * Attend all conference calls with ACC and National SAAC * Coordinate subcommittees and track meetings * Archive all minutes and written correspondence in shared SAAC folder

Promotions and Marketing Director:

* Provide updated SAAC information to Clemson Athletics webmaster * Photograph SAAC events * Archive all photos in shared SAAC folder * Work with each event committee on marketing and promotions strategies * Promote SAAC activities * Meet regularly with SAAC advisor

SAAC Home

Membership  Meet the people who comprise SAAC.

Bylaws  See how the organization is governed.

Code of Conduct  For Clemson student-athletes

 

Minutes Check out the latest meeting agenda.

Community Service Projects   Members of the SAAC participate in many activites around the community.

Photo Gallery View a photo gallery from the latest SAAC community service event.

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