Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) represents the student-athlete voice in identifying significant student-athlete issues; implementing national student-athlete based initiatives; encouraging community outreach; and enhancing the student-athlete experience.
To this end, JWU recognizes the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as an integral part of athletics. All teams must have two representatives on the SAAC. It will be the head coach’s responsibility to ensure team representatives are active and involved with the group and to complete the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Registration Form when participants are appointed. All athletes and coaches will participate in a variety of community-service oriented activities.
The committee is composed of the following members:
  • 2 student-athletes per team
  • Student-Athlete Committee Lead
  • Athletics Administration Representative

For more information on SAAC, please contact SAAC Advisor Alicia Roth.


2019 Special Olympics Unified Game

The Johnson & Wales University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted Special Olympics Colorado on February 13 for a unified basketball game.

The contest saw JWU student-athletes team up with athletes from Special Olympics Colorado for a basketball game in the Wildcat Center. The two teams battled through two 10 minute halves with three JWU athletes partnered with a pair of Special Olympic athletes on the court at a time with Wildcat men's basketball players serving as officials. Following a halftime free throw contest by the participants, Bryce Moore, president of JWU Denver's SAAC presented Ben Wrubel, Unified Champion Schools Sports Manager for Special Olympics Colorado with a check from JWU and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's Change for the Better campaign. During a pair of basketball doubleheaders in early February, SAAC members collected change from the crowd, resulting in $376.67 being donated to Special Olympics Colorado.

2019 SCAC Change for the Better Campaign

Johnson & Wales University (Denver) finished third in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's 'Change for the Better' campaign, the SCAC announced Monday. The yearly contest run by each member's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sees which SCAC school can raise the most money for the charity of its choice.

JWU SAAC helped raise $376.67 for Special Olympics of Colorado during the first week of February. JWU SAAC then presented those funds during a Special Olympics Unified basketball game on Feb. 14.  

Texas Lutheran University raised the most in the SCAC, collecting $588.61 for The Wesley Hensley Fund. This is the third time in four years that TLU has won. Schreiner University raised $516.38 for Doyle School Community Center to finish second.

2019 SCAC Change for the Better Results 

  1. Texas Lutheran - Wesley Hensley Fund ($588.61)
  2. Schreiner - Doyle School ($516.38)
  3. Johnson & Wales - Special Olympics Colorado ($376.67)
  4. Centenary - Muscular Dystrophy Association ($350.00)
  5. Austin College - Denison Animal Welfare Group ($187.33)
  6. Trinity - Special Olympics Texas ($162.27)
  7. Colorado College - Children's Hospital Colorado ($146.13)
  8. Dallas - Special Olympics ($90.00)
  9. Southwestern - Special Olympics ($61.01)

2018 JWU Denver SAAC Food Drive 

JWU Denver SAAC collected 104 pounds of food and donated it to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Donations were received throughout the month of November both in the athletic offices and the Fitness Center. Congratulations to the men's lacrosse team for donating the most cans!