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SAAC Constitution

Article I
Name of Organization

The name of this organization shall be: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC for short)

Article II
Purpose of Organization

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is an organization created in order to promote the Student-Athlete community, provide outlets for community service specific to student-athletes, for social interaction, academic excellence, and to aid student-athletes in their preparation for entrance into the active job market.

Article III

Membership in this organization shall be open to those persons who are enrolled at the University of San Diego and who also participate in one of the seventeen intercollegiate sports teams on campus. The seventeen sports teams are: Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Track and Field, Football, Golf, Men's Crew, Women's Crew, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, and Volleyball.

Article IV

Section 1. - Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representatives:

    A. Each of the seventeen teams listed above shall have one member designated as their official representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

      a. Responsibilities: Each representative shall attend all SAAC meetings and have an active participation in SAAC affairs. Each representative shall have one vote. Each representative shall report back to his/her team on SAAC affairs.

    B. Each of the seventeen teams listed above shall have one member designated as their alternate representative to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

      a. Responsibilities: Each alternate shall be prepared to fill in for the representative in case the representative cannot fulfill his/her duties. Alternates may also act as an apprentice representative and actively participate in SAAC affairs. They shall not have a vote.

    C. Each representative and alternate representative shall be appointed by the coach of their team with input from current SAAC members.

    D. If neither the representative nor the alternate is present for a vote, their vote is considered void.

Section 2. - Executive Board:

    A. The Executive Board shall be composed of:
      1. President

      2. Vice President of Social Events

      3. Vice President of Marketing and Promotions

      4. Vice President of Communications

      5. Vice President of Community Service

      6. SAAC West Coast Conference Representative

      7. SAAC Inter Club Counsel Representative

    B. Responsibilities:
    • Preside over meetings with SAAC & Executive Board
    • Sets agenda and meeting times
    • Serves as liaison to the Athletic Department
    • Vice President of Social Events

    • Chair Committee responsible for organizing events to encourage Student-Athletes to support each other and build spirit in Torero Athletics
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership
    • Vice President of Marketing and Promotions

    • Will take responsibility for the publicity for Athletic Department & SAAC sponsored activities
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership
    • Vice President of Communications

    • Records minutes of all SAC meetings and distributes minutes to members
    • Will ensure that all members are notified of meetings
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership
    • Vice President of Community Service

    • Chair the Community Service Committee
    • Assist with TLC Toy Drive
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership
    • SAAC West Coast Conference Representative

    • Attend SAAC WCC meetings in San Francisco
    • Active participant in conference calls with other conference reps
    • Serve as liaison between USD SAAC & WCC SAAC
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership
    • SAAC Inter Club Counsel Representative

    • Represent SAAC at ICC meetings and report pertinent information to members
    • Serve as liaison between USD SAAC & ICC
    • Meet regularly with Executive Board to facilitate SAAC leadership

    C. No person shall hold more then one position on the Executive Board.

    D. Following the election of the five Executive Board members, another vote will take place to determine the Vice President who will stand in if the President is absent. A simple majority is enough (3/5 votes).

Section 3. - Powers of the representatives:

    A. Amend the Constitution or its bylaws by 2/3 vote.

    B. Dismiss from office by 2/3 vote any Executive Board member.

    C. Representatives may vote for any measure, a simple majority is required. (9/16 votes)

Article V

All meetings shall be called by the Executive Board. All meetings are open.

Article VI

This Constitution was approved on _______________________ and will take effect immediately.

Signature of Active President ________________________.

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