The mission of the University of Delaware Student Athletic Advisory Council is to enhance the athletic experience of all University of Delaware student-athletes by: bringing representatives from all varsity sports teams together, representing the University of Delaware at the Colonial Athletic Association conference level, serving as a liaison between the student-athletes and administration, recognizing academic achievement, and implementing programs in community service, health promotion, leadership, and spirit.
There will be an advisor present at every meeting unless a period of
time is requested by the Board to meet alone. The Advisors, the
Assistant Director of Athletics, Director of Student Services for
Athletes, and the Sports Medicine Head Nurse are able to provide a
liaison to the Athletics Department and its operations.
During the academic year 2000 - 2001, two representatives will be
hand-selected by the Advisors. Hereafter, a senior team representative
will name his or her successor.
team representative must be present at all meetings. Class,
competition, and family emergencies are the only excused absences. If a
member misses more that two (2) meetings with an unexcused absence the
membership is relinquished and a replacement will be found.
Meetings will be held once a month during the academic year (September
to May). Meeting dates and times will be determined on an annual basis
at the beginning of each fall semester.
SAAC will have a Board to consist of a President, Vice-President,
Secretary, Alternate, and Treasurer. The Board is responsible for creating the
agenda for each meeting and facilitating each meeting. Board members
will be voted by the membership on an annual basis.
The roles of the Board members are defined below:
President: will communicate meeting dates and times to
the membership; will facilitate and lead each meeting with assistance
from other Board members; will be the main liaison to the Advisors;
will assist in creating the agenda with the other Board members.
Vice-President: will assist the President as needed; will assist in facilitating the
meetings; will facilitate the meetings in the President's absence; will
assist in creating the agenda with the other Board members.
Secretary: will record minutes from each meeting; will distribute the minutes to
the membership and Advisors in a timely fashion; will assist the
President and Vice-President as needed; will assist in creating the
agenda with the other Board members.
Alternate: will move into the Secretary position if one of the positions is
vacated during the academic year, and the rest will move upward.
conference, the COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CAA), has a SAAC of
which two (2) members from the University of Delaware will be asked to
serve. Interested persons should inform the Advisors. The
representatives will be selected by the Advisors.
include 2-3 conference calls during the academic year and an annual
meeting with the Conference Office staff and member institutions. These
meetings/calls will be used to discuss campus SAAC issues, conference
issues, and national SAAC issues.