SAAC is committed to helping varsity teams organize, promote and staff highlighted contests and initiatives. We are dedicated to supporting athletes through efforts that increase attendance and enhance school spirit throughout the MIT community.
If you would like assistance in promoting a specific varsity event or are interested in joining SAAC, please contact SAAC today!
SAAC is committed to connecting MIT student-athletes with community service opportunities in the Cambridge and Boston area. We are proud to have a long-established partnership with the Boston Collegiate Charter School, a relationship that culminates in the annual Experience MIT event. Fondly referred to as Kid’s Day by the members of SAAC, over 100 middle school students get the opportunity to visit MIT, explore the DAPER facilities and play sports with student-athletes.
SAAC has also partnered with the football team in staffing the annual Be the Match bone marrow registry drive. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff, including student-athletes have joined the registry that assists in finding matches for those in need of a bone marrow transplant.
SAAC is committed to providing student-athletes the resources, guidance and information they need to maximize sport performance, and promote personal and community well-being. The Health and Wellness committee focuses on a wide variety of issues important to student-athletes, including nutrition, hazing, substance abuse, sexual assault and stress reduction.
In addition, SAAC is currently involved in revitalizing the department’s Faculty Mentor Program. Faculty mentors are a group of faculty and staff interested in furthering the integration of student-athletes within the ideals and mission of the Institute. These committed individuals are dedicated to the idea of building a harmonious connection between the academic, athletic and social cultures of our campus.
SAAC welcomes your feedback about health and wellness initiatives that are important to student-athletes. If you would like to provide ideas about specific topics that should be addressed or would like to join in current SAAC health and wellness projects, please contact SAAC today!