Leadership & Involvement
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. The SAAC provides an opportunity for student-athletes to enhance their experience through service, social events and the evaluation of student-athlete welfare.
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.
Student-Athlete Peer Leaders- (CP 620)
Peer leaders facilitate discussions and activities for the first year student-athletes who are enrolled in the Life Skills Academy. Through self-awareness assessments and class activities, peer leaders develop several skill sets including small group facilitation, conflict management and leadership.
Leadership Development Course - (ELPA 502)
The Leadership Development for Young Professionals course examines a range of leadership development theories and offers hands-on activities, guest speakers and experiences designed to help develop the necessary leadership skills required to be successful in any organization.
Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) - 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.
The Buckinghamís - The Student-Athlete Annual Showcase of Excellence
A formal event where student-athletesí academic successes and their student-athlete development involvement are highlighted through the presentation of awards and honors. Student-athletesí unique talents are showcased through a variety of performances and students get to walk the red carpet.
A partnership has been developed with the International Academic Programs (IAP - Study Abroad) Office to make study abroad opportunities accessible for student-athletes. Funding through the athletic department is available to support the studentís endeavors.