Student-Athlete Advisory Council

Student-Athlete Advisory Council

President:  Travis Gile, Iowa Wesleyan University
Vice-President: Matt Mulhearn, Webster University
Advisor:  Merry Graf, Webster University, SWA/Volleyball Coach


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 committee 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 are 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


(September 14, 2017) 

Several schools from across the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference came together and joined the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Over the last two weeks schools including Fontbonne University, Greenville University, Iowa Wesleyan University, MacMurray College, Spalding University, and Webster University held clothing and food drives on their campuses to send to Houston, Texas and the surrounding communities.....MORE

(September 5, 2017)

MacMurray College will once again be holding a Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, this year on Saturday, September 9. You can join in helping raise money for the foundation while also catching some St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Volleyball action all afternoon long.....MORE


(August 21, 2017)

While many students are getting acclimated to their new surroundings and shopping for new school supplies student-athletes at Principia College begin every year with a week of giving. This past week student-athletes from the Principia men's and women's cross country program, women's soccer program, and volleyball program spent their time giving back to their surrounding community.....MORE

SAAC 2016-17 Archives - Releases
SAAC 2010-15 Archives
- Releases