Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Student-Athlete Advisory Council

President:  C.J. Pakeltis, MacMurray College
Advisor:  Merry Graf, Webster University, SWA/Volleyball Coach

National SAAC Representative
C.J. Pakeltis, MacMurray College

SLIAC List Serve
Member of the Conference SAAC group or a SAAC advisor on your campus with a question for other members of the group?  Send an email to

What is SAAC?
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee of student-athletes that serve as a communication link between the conference member student-athletes and the athletics administration of the SLIAC member institutions. SAAC members are expected to represent the viewpoints of student-athletes on their respective campuses and to serve as a vital communication link between the Conference and its student-athletes. 

SAAC members also look to enhance the image of student-athletes both on campus and in the community through engaging in campus and community service projects and to serving as positive role models for their peers and younger athletes. The committe also serves as a voice for issues that involve rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes.

SLIAC SAAC Service Award
In 2013 the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference initiated a conference service award, recognizing an institution that went above and beyond in giving back to their community. The conference utilized a conference wide canned food drive competition to determine a winner during each sport season and one overall winner for the academic year. In 2016 the SLIAC further developed the award criteria to include community service projects, collections (food and clothing), and donations. Full criteria is listed below:

10 pts/ service hour per student athlete
5 pts/item donation (clothes, shoes, toys, games, equipment)
1 pt/ $1.00
1 pt/ per 2 cans


Institution SAAC Pages:

Blackburn College
Eureka College
Fontbonne University
Greenville College MacMurray College Principia College
Spalding University
Webster University
Westminster College

NCAA Division III National SAAC

(March 22, 2017)

The Principia College Women's Tennis team is in Southern California right now to compete against some tough opponents in order to prepare for their conference schedule after spring break.  While the team was in Los Angeles, they took the opportunity to volunteer at a local Christian Science nursing facility.....MORE

(March 10, 2017)

The Spalding University men's soccer team took part in a spring community outreach event after practice this past Friday, collaborating with Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation......MORE

(January 5, 2017)

Iowa Wesleyan University has taken the lead in the race for the 2016-17 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Service Award.....MORE


(December 13, 2016)

The Spalding University women's basketball and softball teams each participated in gift wrapping events over the weekend. The women's basketball team paired with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckian while the softball team visited the KEASP Family Scholar House.....VIDEO

(September 17, 2016)

MacMurray College, a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), held Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day on September 17th in Jacksonville, Ill. The event will took place during the SLIAC quad matches and included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more.....VIDEO

SLIAC SID's Gather To Volunteer At CoSIDA 16
(September 15, 2016)

As a professional who works in athletics, we get to see how individuals work together as a team every day to reach their goals. This is no different for those involved with CoSIDA Goodwill and Wellness Committee and the CoSIDA Cares campaign. At this year's CoSIDA Convention in Dallas the efforts of the Goodwill and Wellness Committee led to record success.....MORE

Principia Kicks Off Year With Week of Giving
(August 29, 2016)

Principia College once again kicked off the school year with a "Week of Giving". The fall athletic teams (men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, and volleyball) spent last week giving back to their community; helping various businesses and organizations throughout Alton and the St. Louis metro area.....FULL STORY

2015-16 SLIAC/SAAC Competition Final (May 17, 2016) - RELEASE
2015-16 SLIAC Winter Canned Food Drive Results
(March 22, 2016) - RELEASE
2015 SLIAC Fall Canned Drive Results
(Nov. 24, 2015) - RELEASE
2015 SLIAC Canned Drive Final Results
(May 20, 2015) - RELEASE
2015 SLIAC Winter Canned Drive Results
(March 10, 2015) - RELEASE
2014 SLIAC Fall Canned Drive Results
(Nov. 14, 2014) - RELEASE
2013-14 SLIAC Winter Canned Food Drive Results
(April 3, 2014) - RELEASE
2013 SLIAC Fall Canned Drive Results
(Nov. 26, 2013) - RELEASE
SLIAC Announces Canned Food Drive Compeition
(Oct. 1, 2013) RELEASE
2010 Polar Bear Plunge (Feb. 6, 2010, Lake St. Louis, Mo.) - Photo