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Belmont Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Constitution and By-Laws


ARTICLE I: Name
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee composed of student-athlete representatives for their particular sport.

 

ARTICLE II: Purpose
A. To streamline and promote efficient communication between the Belmont University Athletic Department and the student-athlete population.

B. To design and implement programs which will encourage academic achievement, health promotion, social responsibility, and general awareness while complying with the Statement of Purpose of Belmont University.

C. To actively encourage more involvement of the student-athletes in campus and community projects.

D. To provide an open communication line for student-athletes to voice problems and concerns.

 

ARTICLE III: Membership
Members of the SAAC shall be composed based on the following qualifications and guidelines:
1. Minimum GPA of 2.50
2. Coaches recommendation of the student-athlete based on leadership skills
3. Confirmation of selection by staff advisor

 

ARTICLE IV: Officers
A. Officers shall be as follows:
1. President and/or co-Presidents
2. Vice-President
3. Secretary/Social Media
4. Bruins Supporting Bruins
a. Advisors without voting power
b. Faculty Athletic Represntative (FAR)

B. Voting proceedings for officers shall take place during the last meeting of the academic year.

C. Voting shall be preceded by nomination by members of the SAAC followed by a secret ballot vote.
1. Nomination can be declined
2. President shall appoint Vice-President, Secretary and Bruins Support Bruins representatives

D. Nominated officers must have served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committe for a minimum of one year.

E. Impeachment shall occur if the Student Athlete Advisory Committee has a two-thirds majority vote to remove the officer. The impeachment must be reviewed by the FAR and the Academic Administration Representative.

 

ARTICLE V: Meetings
A. Meetings shall take place oevery other Wednesday barring academic holidays.

B. Members are required to attend unless athletic conflict prevents attendance. In the case of a non-athletic related absence, an alternate shall be appointed by that SAAC member to represent the absent member.

C. Removal from the SAAC will occur if a member is absent three times.

 

ARTICLE VI: Amendments
The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote. The vote is only valid if at least two-thirds of the members are present. The proposals of the amendments must be submitted to the committee at least one month prior to voting or at the previous meeting.

 

ARTICLE VII: Non-Discrimination Statement
The Belmont University SAAC fulfills the Belmont University Statement of Purpose by not discriminating upon age, sex, race, or religion.