SAAC Overview

SAAC is a student-athlete led and organized committee that unifies as the voice of Valpo student-athletes. SAAC offers several benefits to student-athletes, in addition to providing a platform for student-athletes to use their voice. Student-athletes are able to:

  • Engage in discussions and decisions directly related to NCAA legislation and the demands of being a student-athlete
  • Gain leadership development and growth opportunities within the athletic department, conference and NCAA
  • Interact with student-athletes outside of their sport
  • Gather career-applicable experience to use on a resume and make professional connections
  • Actively participate in professional development and wellness activities
  • Make a difference on campus and in the community

SAAC meets on a monthly basis, with sub-committees meeting twice a month and the leadership team meeting weekly.

Student-athletes wishing to get involved in SAAC should reach out to either JT Klopcic, Assistant Academic Support Coordinator ( or Elizabeth Conard, Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Student Services (

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