2016-17 SAAC Executive Board and Representatives
SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) is a team comprised of Marquette student-athletes who act as a voice for their peers through providing insight on the student-athlete experience. As an NCAA member institution campus, Marquette SAAC members offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes lives.
Though the focus of campus SAACs is intended to be more parochial in nature, communication among campus, conference and national SAACs offers student-athletes the opportunity to shape the landscape of intercollegiate athletics.
Functions of campus SAACs:
⦁ Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes.
⦁ Disseminate information.
⦁ Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues.
⦁ Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department during its formulation of policies.
⦁ Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams.
⦁ Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation.
⦁ Organize community service efforts.
⦁ Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government).
⦁ Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.
Members of a campus SAAC have the opportunity to address issues affecting student-athletes at their institution or in their conference; furthermore, members have the opportunity to offer input on issues that may be national in scope.
The campus committee is meant to serve as a local student-athlete voice in addressing issues of student-athlete well-being at its respective institutions. Campus committees can facilitate better communication among student-athletes from various athletics teams to address issues common to all.
The campus SAAC may also serve as a conduit of communication among student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators on issues to improve the student-athlete experience and promote growth and education through sports participation. Concerns can be voiced and solutions offered regarding any issue that may be relevant to NCAA student-athletes.
Through the grass-roots efforts of the campus SAACs communicating with the conference SAACs, and the conference SAACs communicating with the national SAAC, student-athletes have the opportunity to change the face of intercollegiate athletics.
MAGIS Mentor Program
As leaders of the Marquette Student-Athlete community, peer mentors strive to utilize shared knowledge and experiences in facilitating a successful transition of first year high achieving student-athletes into a Division-I collegiate program. They build mentor/mentee relationships to help establish academic, athletic and personal goals to ensure overall achievement and graduation success. As peer members they emphasize being dependable, empathetic, trustworthy, understanding and passionate about the work they do. They pride themselves in striving for excellence in academics, athletics and leadership through service with others and the want to ignite these values in their mentees.
1. Understand how a mentee learns/works in college campus.
2. Gain skills in active listening, empathy and showing passion for their work.
3. Provide challenge and support for mentees as they transition to college.
4. Satisfaction in sharing knowledge and experience with their mentee.
5. Ongoing personal and professional development in leadership, mentorship and relationship building.
6. Insight to diverse ideas, styles, personalities and cultures.
7. Giving back to the Marquette Athletics community.
1. To be challenged and supported in their transition to college.
2. Insight to diverse ideas, styles, personalities and cultures.
3. To find their voice on campus and inspire others as a future mentor.
4. Ongoing personal and professional development in leadership, relationship building and academics.
5. Ease transition to college in order to increase personal, athletic and academic success.
Sophomore Leadership Development
The sophomore leadership program is the second level of the Marquette Athletics Leadership program. Participants do not have to have participated in other leadership development to be a part of the group. The program challenges students to continue to grow in their own self-leadership and develop tangible skills that they can take back to their respective teams. There will be six sessions, three in the fall and three in the spring, where students will develop self-leadership along with skills that can be transferred to being a better leader. Applications are available each fall.
Students Taking Active Roles in a personal exploration and leadership development program held in the Fall and Spring semester for Marquette freshmen. STAR focuses on the information and skills necessary for effective leadership, as well as the many opportunities for involvement in the Marquette community.