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Graduation Reception 2018

The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS), under the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties provides academic and student-athlete formation services to approximately 750 student-athletes.  Located on the 2nd & 4th floors of the Yawkey Athletics Center, SAAS has eight full-time employees that serve as liaisons between student-athletes, the Athletics Department and the BC academic community.



To be the nation's leader in formative student-athlete academic services. 


SAAS Operates with the Core Values of SPIRIT:


Service - We work in SERVICE to others.


Integrity - We operate with TRANSPARENCY AND HONEST intent.  

Responsibility - We are ACCOUNTABLE! We do the right thing, the right way. 

Innovation - We challenge the status quo to build a BETTER way. 

Teamwork - We work collectively to achieve EXCELLENCE


Father Himes' Three Questions guide our work with student-athletes:


  • What brings me joy?
  • What am I good at?
  • What does the world need me to be?


Mission Statement 

The Office of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) supports the Boston College academic community and the Athletics Department with our mission to pursue student-athlete excellence, student formation and a just society by remaining committed to integrity, ethics and honesty. We provide comprehensive academic support services to meet the educational, personal and career-development needs of all Boston College student-athletes. Consistent with the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, we will take a holistic approach to academic services and student formation, seeking to provide each student-athlete with the opportunity to excel at Boston College and in life beyond the Heights.