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The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The committee consists of one representative from each varsity athletic team, who represent the voice of the student-athletes on campus. SAAC provides an important link of communication between WPI student athletes and athletic department administration, and also provides a support system for student-athletes to discuss various issues specific to the rigors of student-athlete life.

Purpose

The purpose of the WPI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the WPI athletics department (and to the university) on athletics department issues.
  • Represent WPI's 20 varsity athletic teams in matters relative to the WPI athletics department.
  • Organize activities that will serve the campus and that represent WPI athletics in a positive manner.

Division III SAAC Mission Statement

The mission of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image, while maintaining the tenants of the Division III philosophy.

Division III Philosophy

Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a student-athlete's athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

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