"Student-Athletes Gliding to Success"

UNCW CHAMPS/Life Skills Program



Commmitments to Service


"To engage the student-athelte in service to his or her campus and surrounding communites"

Service to the university and the local community is a strong commitment that UNCW student-athletes and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) make and meet each and every school year. To access the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) web page click here

At UNCW, "A true leader demonstrates courage, commitment and integrity". 


For outstanding leadership through service, the Department of Athletics recognizes its student-athletes through two awards. 


The Outstanding Student-Athlete Leadership Award recognizes a senior student-athlete who demonstrates service, excellent leadership skills, commitment, courage and integrity through their athletic and academic achievements. 

The Team Leadership Award recognizes an athletic team that demonstrates excellent leadership skills through community service, charitable and educational events. Student-athletes and athletic teams participate in several campus and community service projects and events throughout the school year.  Some activities, projects and events include:

 *Relay for Life

*Adopt A Highway

*Azalea Festival Parade

*CAA Blood Drive

*Freshmen Move-in Day      


*Operation Christmas



*Reading Rocks




 *Seahawk Club Events

*Thanksgiving Adopt a Family

*Coats for Kids

*Woodlot Project


CAA SAAC Leadership Summit

The Colonial Athletic Association's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (CAA SAAC) holds its annual summit to help SAAC members learn about ways to continue the conference's commitment to fostering Leadership on the individual campuses of their CAA institutions.   By attending this summit the hope is that SAAC members will use their knowledge and leadership skills to continue to create a sterling standard amongst CAA Student-Athletes which intern will serve as an example to others.

The CAA SAAC is a committee made up of two student-athletes from each of the CAA's 12 member institutions, and assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The CAA SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on CAA member institution's campuses.

NCAA Division I Regional Leadership Conference 

The NCAA Division I Regional Leadership Conference provides student-athletes, coaches and administrators with pertinent and customized sessions that teach the leadership skills needed to impact student-athlete development on campus, at the conference, within Division I, and beyond. This is a three day, weekend conference and is provided at no cost to all institutions that are eligible to attend.