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Student-Athlete Development Programs

EDC 1200: Freshman Year Success Course

 EDC 1200 is a fall semester course for all freshmen scholarship student-athletes. It is designed to assist student-athletes in their transition from high school to college and collegiate level athletics. It focuses on topics like study skills, classroom and dinner etiquette, choosing a major, career exploration, sport nutrition, community service, interviewing, and resources on Baylor’s campus.

Back to School Fair***

This event serves as a program to welcome new and current student-athletes to campus. While doing so, an introduction to campus resources is provided to inform student-athletes of services available to them throughout their Baylor experience.

Community Service

Serving the local community is strongly encouraged to individuals and teams. It is a good way to connect and give back to the community for all their support of Baylor Athletics. Our student-athletes are often looked to as role models and have the ability to touch many lives in different capacities. For this, we try to take advantage of every opportunity and give back in any way possible.


Baylor University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) serves as voice for the student-athletes and an opportunity for all student-athletes to get involved in campus life and the local community. They encourage and provide opportunities for community involvement, promoting a positive student-athlete image, and strive to enhance the student-athlete experience at Baylor University. SAAC participates in annual community events such as the Food for Families Can Food Drive, Santa's Workshop, and Special Olympics. They also sponsor several events like Study Break Game Night, Athletes Supporting Athletes, and our Student-Athlete Banquet for National Student-Athlete Day. Through these events, SAAC strives to both unite student-athletes and spread our service to the community.

B.E.A.R. Program

This team serves to educate their fellow student-athletes on health promotion and drug and alcohol awareness. They participate in several events throughout the year, including summer orientation, EDC 1200, Alcohol Awareness Week, Apple Conference, and Dia del Oso.

Building Bridges

Each summer SAS holds orientation programs for freshmen summer admits. This is a crucial time in that these student-athletes have just graduated from high school and already are on a college campus. They are given valuable information to help get them through this adjustment period.

POSTGame Resume Book and Career Fair***

Each spring a resume book is compiled for juniors and seniors that is sent out to employers interested in hiring our student-athletes. In conjunction, SAS holds a career fair with Career Services just for our student-athletes, managers, and trainers. Most of our student-athletes are unable to attend the university wide career fair due to class and practice times. Our career fair is offered at a more convenient time in an intimate setting, giving the student-athletes more one-on-one time with employment recruiters. The main goal of this career development series to prepare and provide opportunities for our student-athletes for life post collegiate athletics.

Academic Banquet***

SAAC holds an academic banquet to celebrate National Student-Athlete Day at the end of each spring semester. Individual and team awards are given for academic and personal success. We also take this time to acknowledge those professors that have truly made a difference in our student-athlete’s lives.

Graduate Reception***

A reception is held for May and December graduates and their families. This is our way of congratulating them on their accomplishment and thanking them for their hard work and dedication to their education and Baylor Athletics.



*** SAS Staff is highly encouraged to attend most of the events listed above***

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