Each Student-Athlete shall have the right to be treated as a student, as an individual of worth, with both dignity and respect in all aspects of his or her athletics experience. The purpose of intercollegiate athletics is to provide the opportunity for the participant to develop his or her potential as a skilled performer in an educational setting.
The commitment to Student-Athlete excellence was developed in order to educate both the participant and the administrators of the opportunities of being both a student and an athlete.
We, the members of the Juniata College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing the athletic teams shall organize for mutual benefit to enhance communication and to promote athletes on this campus.
Article I. Purpose
The purpose of the Juniata College SAAC is as follows:
- To organize events to further involve the community in Juniata athletics
- To promote interactions among all athletes on campus
- To plan and organize events for the Juniata campus
- Create communication lines between our student athletes, administration, and other college constituencies for the purpose of discussing concerns within athletics.
- To further promote athletic excellence at Juniata College along with continually enhancing student-athlete health and well being.
Article II. Membership
Section 1: Selection Process
Each athletic team will receive an informational session on the SAAC. Afterwards, it will be required of interested to student-athletes to contact staff advisors concerning membership. The staff advisors will then make the decisions based on the criteria below.
Section 2: Eligibility
Members must have played a minimum of one season of inter-collegiate athletics competition.
Section 3: Teams on the SAAC
Each varsity team will have the opportunity for membership on the SAAC, these teams include: Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Men’s Indoor Track, Women’s Indoor Track, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball, Women’s Swimming, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Track and Field, Women’s Track and Field, Men’s Volleyball, and Women’s Volleyball.
Section 4: President, Vice President, and Secretary
President, Vice President, and Secretary shall have participated in one year of collegiate athletics at Juniata and be voted on by the committee.
Article III. Responsibilities of All Members
Section 1: Attendance
Each member is required to attend all SAAC meetings. If a member misses more than two meetings a year they will be removed from the committee. If they have extenuating circumstances the advisors will take that into account.
Section 2: Problematic Behavior
In cases of improper or problematic behavior of any member, the advisors have the right to remove any member.
Section 3: Landmark SAAC
Each member must be available a minimum of one day per academic year to attend off-campus meetings of the Landmark SAAC.
Article IV. Committee Advisors
The advisor shall be a full-time member of the staff of the Juniata College Athletics Department and appointed yearly by the Director of Athletics.
Any additional advisor shall be decided by the advisor in Section 1.
The advisors can ask additional college staff, faculty, coaches or athletes to join meetings if appropriate.
The advisors shall serve as the official contact between the Juniata College SAAC and the SAACs of other Colleges/Universities.
Article V. Meetings
Section 1: Meeting Schedule
Committee meetings will be held twice a month and the officers/advisors will decide the place and time before each meeting.
Article VI. By-Laws
The by-laws shall constitute the operating basis for the committee.
By-laws may be adopted by the membership and may be passed by no less than a majority vote of those present at the meeting.
Fifty percent of the membership must be present for any voting to take place on a by-law.