Leadership & Involvement

Inspiring to succeed by providing leadership opportunities for student-athletes outside of the athletic arena.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
A student-athlete organization which provides a direct link to UW Athletic Administration, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA. SAAC also provides an opportunity for student-athletes to enhance their experience through service, social events and the evaluation of student-athlete welfare. (more info)

Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others (SAESO)
A registered student organization that strives to bring together student-athletes of different cultures, ethnicities, lifestyles, and belief systems to enhance their experience on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. SAESO focuses on leadership, education, service, and social interactions between students and student-athletes. (more info)

Student-Athlete Peer Leaders - Counseling Psychology 620
Peer leaders facilitate discussions and activities for the first year student-athletes who are enrolled in the Life Skills Academy. Peer leaders develop several skill sets including small group facilitation, conflict management and leadership.

Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) - Leadership Certificate
The mission of the Center for Leadership and Involvement is to cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement experiences. With a vision of aspiring to be the premier center for integrated leadership development and involvement resources for all students. CfLI is the home for the leadership certificate. The Office of Student-Athlete Development staff works closely with CfLI staff to educate student-athletes on the leadership certificate and applicable student-athlete components. For more information about the Center for Leadership and Involvement, visit their website at http://cfli.wisc.edu/index.htm.

The Buckinghams - The Student-Athlete Annual Showcase of Excellence
A formal event where student-athletes academic successes and their student-athlete development involvement are highlighted through the presentation of awards and honors. Student-athletes unique talents are showcased through a variety of performances and students get to walk the red carpet. Awards presented at the Buckinghams include: 3.5 Award, Performance Award, President's Award, Academic Momentum Award, Athletic Board Scholars, Remington Scholars, Chi Alpha Sigma inductees, Community Service Awards, 4.0 Recognition Award, Team Highest Cumulative GPA Award, Team Community Service Award, CHAMPS Cup, Unsung Hero and Male & Female Student-Athlete of the Year. (more info)

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