Aim of the SSAC
- To promote the development of athletics as an integral part of the educational offerings of member institutions by means of democratic participation at the conference level. This aim shall be accomplished by means of the functioning of committees composed of representatives of those institutions which subscribe to and support athletic programs that shall culminate in truly democratic conference championship competition. The SSAC seeks membership only from accredited institutions that support this aim. The primary criteria for selection and encouragement of membership shall be educational emphasis.Goals for its SSAC Member Institutions to Achieve Its Aim
- Ensure that intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the total educational offering, under the control of those responsible for the administration of the institution.
- Maintain high ethical standards through commitment to the principle of self-reporting.
- Evaluate the athletics program in terms of the educational purpose of the institution.
- Engage in competition with other institutions having similar athletic and academic philosophies and policies, while respecting the diversity that can exist in a conference setting and among its member institutions.
- The SSAC is governed by a Code consisting of three (3) parts: namely, the
- Policy and Procedures Manual; and
- Sport Operations and Championships Manual.
The SSAC leadership can access these documents as well as conference Meeting Minutes by clicking on any of the desired documents and entering your access code (coming soon).Conference Incorporation
- The SSAC is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distribution to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).Conference Name Change
- The SSAC was incorporated under the name Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference, Inc. on the 16th day of March, 1999 and renamed the Southern States Athletic Conference, Inc. on the 27th day of June, 2005. All other provisions of the Articles of Incorporation for the Georgia Alabama Carolina Conference, Inc (now the Southern States Athletic Conference, Inc.) remained in effect.
The organizational structure will be composed of a Board of Presidents, an Executive Committee, Board of Athletic Directors, and a Commissioner. Each of these members are listed on the Conference Directory page of this website.