The mission of the Student Athlete - Advisory Committee (SAAC) of Northern Illinois University is to inspire and enhance the student-athlete experience through promoting opportunities within the university, athletic department, and outside community while providing a facet to serve and protect the interests and image of the student athlete.
To motivate participation from all student athletes and NIU students in community service events that enhance Northern Illinois University and the community of DeKalb.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a leadership group made up of student-athletes that facilitates discussions of issues specific to the student-athlete experience. This committee serves as a liaison between athletes, coaches, administration, and the NCAA. Traditionally, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also offers input on rules, regulations and interpretations that directly affect the lives of student-athletes. Meetings are held on Monday nights in the Yordon Center. Each sport has two representatives on SAAC.
2012-13 Executive Board
President: Michael Mascitti (Men's Soccer)
Chair of Community Service: Courtney Ksiazek (Women's Soccer)
Chair of Student-Athlete Events: Shaakira Haywood (Women's Basketball)
Chair of Campus Collaboration: Rocco Taglia (Men's Soccer)
Two student-athletes from each athletic team represent their team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Along with providing regular SAAC updates to their teams, the team representatives will also be responsible for tracking and submitting points for the Victors Cup using the Monthly Point Tracking Form.
Meetings are held on Monday nights in the Yordon Center. SAAC representatives from each athletic team are expected to be in attendance (provided the SAAC meeting does not conflict with practice). New student-athletes are also encouraged to attend SAAC meetings along with their team representatives for the purpose of developing future SAAC members.