To provide opportunities for personal and program growth by directly involving student-athletes in the overall organization, administration, implementation, and evaluation of the intercollegiate athletics program.
The SAAC meets monthly to discuss athletic department issues, sub-committee reports, and sport specific updates. The SAAC also coordinates many events and community service projects throughout the year. All student-athletes are welcomed and encouraged to attend any meeting, or be involved with any event.
2013-14 SAAC Executive Board
2013-14 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Events
The Chippewa Cup competition, played by all varsity sport programs at Central Michigan, provides a means by which student-athletes can compete on behalf of their teams for points in different categories that encompass the mission of the NCAA Life Skills Program. The point categories focus on developing the individual, being an active role model, acting as a team, supporting other student-athletes, and academic achievement.
Participation in the competition reinforces an appreciation of the values and lessons that athletics can provide. Participants will realize the impact that they can have on their school and community.
This category refers to the commitment of our Chippewa Student-Athletes to academically achieve at a level that exceeds expectation. The academic achievements of the given semester are recognized by awarding points on the following scale:
Team GPA: 4.00 - 3.50 = 100 Points
3.49 – 3.00 = 75 Points
2.99 – 2.50 = 50 Points
2.49 – 2.00 = 25 Points
The male and female with the highest individual GPA’s will also earn an additional 25 points for their teams. If ALL members of the team are in good academic standing at the end of each semester the team will earn an additional 25 points. The team with the highest growth of GPA will also earn an additional 25 points for their team.
Maroon/Gold Games and Life Skills Events
This category promotes support amongst the teams and individual student-athletes, in-turn creating a more cohesive athletic community. Maroon/Gold games are determined by the sports SAAC representatives and their coaches. TO EARN POINTS: Student-Athletes must sign in at the designated game with the Student Athlete Services Staff. Points with be based off of your teams percentage of student-athletes in attendance. (If you have 20 people on your roster and you have 15 athletes show up, 15/20 = 75%. Your team will be awarded 75 points.)
This category focuses on service to our community, which can include donations or action projects.
TO EARN POINTS: A team can earn 100 points for each ACTION project and 50 Points for each charitable donation. Each event may only count ONCE during the given cup year. Student-Athletes can earn an additional 5 points for each individual hour of service completed. SAAC sponsored events do not count towards this.
Community Services Forms must be completed and turned into the SAAC Advisor within 2 weeks of the service activity.
This category gives credit to the dedicated members of the CMU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. SAAC members represent their teams in a monthly forum that discusses ideas and issues pertinent to the success of the athletic department and its student-athletes. TO EARN POINTS: 5 Points are given for each representative that attends a meeting with a maximum of 10 points per team awarded at any given meeting. Participation in a SAAC sponsored event will also be awarded by an additional 5 points per individual.
Community Service Forms must be completed before or after each event and returned to the SAAC advisor within two weeks of the event.
Team effort is defined as participation of at least 50% of the team.