Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee of student-athletes representing each sports team and is open to all students on campus who are interested in improving the athletic experience at Oakland University. The SAAC serves as the voice of all student-athletes and students that give suggestions on how to improve attendance, campus pride, and service within the athletic department. The SAAC's main focus is community service projects and bettering the Golden Grizzly spirit on Oakland's Campus.
The SAAC meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, to review new and changing NCAA rules, and also to bring up concerns or suggestions for future events within athletics. The SAAC issues monthly newsletters to post at all team locker room sites and in surrounding athletic buildings in order to broaden the communication between all staff, students, and coaches.
STATEMENT OF CORE VALUES
Integrity: We are uncompromising in our commitment to doing things ethically. We will constantly promote and recognize honesty and sportsmanship.
Respect: We embrace equity and inclusion by valuing and supporting our individual and institutional differences.
Stewardship: We value and nurture our relationships, our fiscal and physical resources, our reputation, and the dreams and aspirations of our student-athletes, striving at all times to be the best we can be.
4:00pm - September 7, 2014
4:00pm - October 5, 2014
4:00pm - November 2, 2014
4:00pm - December 7, 2014
4:00pm - January 11, 2015
4:00pm - February 8, 2015
4:00pm - March 1, 2015
4:00pm - April 12, 2015
News and Events
Welcome Back - Sept. 1 - 7:00-10:00 p.m. - Centerpoint Marriott
New Student Orientation Part II - Sept. 1 - 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Oakland Center
New Student Convocation - Sept. 2 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena
Compliance/Academic Meeting - Sept. 2 - 5:30-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms
Sweets, Treats and Grizzly Beats - Sept. 17 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Bear Lake
Brooksieway Half Marathon and Fitness Expo - Sept. 26-28 - Rec Center
Trick or Suite - Oct. 24 - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Embassy Suites in Troy
PB&J Making Day - Feb. 10 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Gold Rooms
March Reading Month - TBA - TBA - TBA
Water-to-Water - TBA - TBA - Oakland Aquatics Center
Literacy Night - March 26 - TBA - Avondale Elementary School
OUCARES Family Fun Day - March 28 - 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Campus Rec Center
CHAMP LIFE SKILLS EVENTS
Women in Sports Day - Oct. 10 - 12:00-9:00 p.m. - Athletics Center O'rena
Eric and Tarh Hipple - Oct. 22 - TBA - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Etiquette Dinner - Nov. 6 - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Financial Literacy - Jan. 12, 14, 16 and 20 - Elliott Room
Do's and Don'ts for Interviews - Jan. 30 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Room B
Faculty Recognition Breakfast - Feb. 19 - 7:00-9:00 a.m. - Oakland Center Banquet Rooms
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Media Presentation - March 3 - 7:30 p.m. - Oakland Center Fireside Lounge
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Movie Screening Fatitude - March 4 - 7:00 p.m. - DHE 201
Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Body Monologues - March 5 - 7:00 p.m. - ODH 202B
End of Year Celebration - April 20 - TBA - TBA