The Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB)

With support from the Ohio State Athletic Department and the NCAA CHAMPS Program, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) consists of representatives from each of the 36 varsity sports and has an active Executive Committee that aims to lead discussions in support of current, student-athlete topics and issues that are affecting student-athletes here at Ohio State, and nationally. The representatives act as liaisons between SAAB, the Athletic Department, SASSO, and the 36 varsity teams.

Additionally, the group discusses, creates, and organizes opportunities for Buckeyes to give back to the community through volunteering and special events. 

Click here to learn more about the SAAB Executive Committee

The major goals of SAAB are to:

1.  Promote effective communication between the Athletic Department Administration and the student-athlete population.


Provide the student-athletes with an opportunity to have input into the educational and personal development programs that serve the needs of today’s student-athletes.

SAAB meets monthly at the Younkin Success Center and the meeting is facilitated by the CHAMPS Program Coordinator and SAAB Chair. Discussions may focus on current student-athlete topics and issues, Athletics Department and SASSO policies and programming, and community service opportunities in the greater Columbus area.

  • Next SAAB Meeting:   Sunday, May 1st, 7pm, 150 Younkin