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1 New Member Orientation Northeast-10 SAAC Presented by: Carey Demos

2 WELCOME!!!

3 Table of Contents 1.DII Structure Overview 2. SAAC Overview 3. Conference SAAC Responsibility 3.Resources 4. Opportunities 5. Advice 6. Teamwork

4 NCAA Division II Governance Structure SAAC Megan Burd Wheeling Jesuit University West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference *Largest committee within Division II governance structure* Management Council Dave Brunk Conference Commissioner Northeast-10 Conference Presidents Council President Charles Ambrose Pfeiffer University Carolinas-Virginia Conference

5 COMMUNICATION National SAAC Conference SAAC Campus SAAC

6 FACTS The largest school in Division II has 22,845 students; the smallest has 383 students. The largest school in Division II has 22,845 students; the smallest has 383 students. One Division II institution is male only. One Division II institution is male only. Three Division II institutions are female only. Three Division II institutions are female only. Division II has 12 independent active member institutions. Division II has 12 independent active member institutions. Division II has 23 active member voting conferences. Division II has 23 active member voting conferences. Division II has two active member institutions in Alaska, four active member institutions in Hawaii and four active member institutions in Puerto Rico. Division II has two active member institutions in Alaska, four active member institutions in Hawaii and four active member institutions in Puerto Rico. DII Student-Athletes graduate at rates 10-15% higher than the general student population DII Student-Athletes graduate at rates 10-15% higher than the general student population

7 SAAC MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 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.

8 Rules Education Bracelets Make-A-Wish Corporate Partnership Facebook Document Guide to Recruiting Guide To Grid Completion Model Conference & Campus SAAC documents Sportsmanship Banners NATIONAL SAAC Accomplishments

9 As Division II Student-Athletes, we commit to sportsmanship and ethical conduct by demonstrating fair play, responsibility and respect. We invite you to support this effort. Division II Sportsmanship Statement

10 Future Initiatives SAAC DVD/Media Resource Game Environment Regulation Division II “I Chose” Campaign Community Engagement Initiatives Make-A-Wish Goal: $100,000

11 NE-10 CONFERENCE SAAC RESPONSIBILITIES Maintain a Conference SAAC Binder to be passed along during member turnover. Provide a thorough campus update Actively engage in discussions and provide feedback on student-athlete issues Ensure your institution is represented by at least one of the two Conference SAAC members at each in-person conference meeting

12 NE-10 CONFERENCE SAAC RESPONSIBILITIES (CONT’D) Maintain an active presence with Conference SAAC via or other electronic communication Discuss the legislative grids on the campus level and submit them to the National SAAC Rep (See next slide) Report Conference SAAC issues back to your Campus SAAC to keep lines of communication open Participate in Conference SAAC community service initiatives

13 Completing the Grids CAMPUS SAAC ROLES: –Distribute Grids to Campus SAAC members –Walk through each proposal to ensure thorough understanding by voters –Encourage questions, debate, & discussion of each student-athlete issue before voting –Completely fill in grids & provide comments CONFERENCE SAAC ROLES: –Participate in Conference Call to become well-versed on the proposals –Vote on behalf of your institution’s position –Submit completed grids to National SAAC Representative by deadline.

14 SAMPLE GRID Proposal Title and Number; Affected Bylaw IntentStatement Rationale in Italics Things to Consider [Questions and Answers] Things to Consider [Questions and Answers]SOAComments SPOPL Number: 16 Effective Date: August 1, 2007 Title: ELIGIBILITY -- TRANSFER RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT -- CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY Affected Bylaw: Intent: To specify that a student-athlete who is required to fulfill an academic year of residence is not eligible to participate in any NCAA championship during the vacation period immediately following the academic year of residence. Rationale: The intent of the transfer residence requirement is for a student-athlete to be withheld from all competition for one full academic year. It is not appropriate for a student-athlete to be eligible for NCAA championships that occur during the vacation period immediately following the conclusion of the transfer residence requirement, since that championship was tied to a season during which the individual was not eligible for other competition. THINGS TO CONSIDER: Q: Does this mean a basketball player who sits for one spring-one fall may not participate during Christmas break? A; No, proposal tied to NCAA championship. Basketball championships occur in spring term (not during vacation period).

15 VOTING – SAMPLE GRID SSupportOOpposeAAbstainComments 573 Oppose- Red-shirting gives an unfair “opportunity to compete” to red-shirted S-A Support- These games do not count towards championships so they are more like practice than competition.  The comments section (In a simple list like the example) is the most crucial portion of grid completion, because national SAAC determines its position from these comments. In a close vote, always write comments for both positions. It’s important to write the tally for each position, not just check one box.

16 –Model Campus SAAC document –Guide to grid completion –CHAMPS/Life Skills –SAAC Liaison, National SAAC Representative –DII SAAC website: Resources

17 Opportunity …for YOU as Student-Athletes… –Campus SAAC member –Conference SAAC member –National SAAC member –NCAA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida participant –Regional Leadership Conference participant –Community Involvement volunteer

18 Suggestions for SAAC Members Start with members dedicated to the committee’s purpose – Create a Support TeamStart with members dedicated to the committee’s purpose – Create a Support Team Determine the committee’s most important initiatives for the year in August or SeptemberDetermine the committee’s most important initiatives for the year in August or September Identify allies within and outside of athletics (ex: Athletics Director, Career Services Center, etc.)Identify allies within and outside of athletics (ex: Athletics Director, Career Services Center, etc.) Meet as often as needed – don’t go overboard, though! (Once per month or as needed)Meet as often as needed – don’t go overboard, though! (Once per month or as needed) Serve as a sounding board for athletics administrators; respond with respectful and thoughtful comments.Serve as a sounding board for athletics administrators; respond with respectful and thoughtful comments. Do not just talk about change, act toward it!Do not just talk about change, act toward it!

19 Surround yourself with PEOPLE The following are people with who you should have regular communication and who will share your passion for student-athlete issues: Campus Campus Student-Athletes, Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). Student-Athletes, Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). Conference Conference Conference SAAC members, National SAAC Conference Representative Conference SAAC members, National SAAC Conference Representative

20 Conduct and Expectations Alcohol may be available at some NCAA functions. Alcohol use for individuals under the age of 21 is illegal in all 50 states. All individuals can face serious legal consequences for underage drinking or for providing alcohol to minors. While attending meetings, members must be open- minded and respectful of other people’s opinions. The committee will handle any necessary disciplinary issues among its members. SAAC members must adhere to attendance policy

21 Advice Suggestions for SAAC Liaisons Advice Suggestions for SAAC Liaisons Play an active role.Play an active role. Be present and available.Be present and available. Share your knowledge.Share your knowledge. Provide the “big picture” perspective.Provide the “big picture” perspective. It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers, just help us find the people who can help us.It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers, just help us find the people who can help us. Advise us, guide us, never decide for us!Advise us, guide us, never decide for us!

22 TEAMWORK + PASSION = SUCCESS

23 SAAC Webpages

24 Questions ????? Our work today will effect all current student-athletes and all student-athletes coming after us…


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