The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a representative body of student athletes in the 10-12 grades at Harvard-Westlake School (HWS). The mission of the council focuses on three areas:

  1. The Student Athlete Advisory Council is the official representation and advocate for the student athlete population to the faculty, staff and administration.
    1. Student athletes are invited to solicit the assistance of SAAC when confronted with academic/athletic/performance conflicts
    2. SAAC may mediate disagreements between student athletes and teachers/coaches
    3. SAAC provides suggestions on how to successfully navigate Harvard-Westlake as an athlete
  2. The Student Athlete Advisory Council encourages athletic participation and support from the student community.
    1. SAAC sponsors a program each season (fall, winter, spring) in an effort to raise awareness about the sport to the school community
    2. SAAC makes recommendations to fans for appropriate behavior at athletic contests
    3. SAAC investigates ways to communicate athletic news to the school community
  3. The Student Athlete Advisory Council partners with the Athletic Department to provide student athletes with the best athletic experience possible. 
    1. SAAC reports the minutes of each meeting to the Athletic Department
    2. SAAC provides suggestions to the Athletic Department on improvements that can be made to the student athlete experience at HWS
    3. The Athletic Department consults with SAAC when changes are made that will affect the student athlete experience

Membership and Meetings

  • Four (4) council members from each class are elected by the athletic administration and serve a term of one school year.
  • A chairperson or co-chairpersons, secretary and treasurer are chosen from the membership at the beginning of each school year.
  • A class representative is chosen from the sophomore and junior classes.
  • Meetings are held every Monday during the Activities Period in Seaver 204.
  • Council members that miss more than two meetings per athletic season can be dismissed from the council.