Community service is an integral piece of the Princeton student-athlete experience. In the Fall of 2013, the Student-Athlete Service Council (SASC) was created for the purpose of supporting and coordinating service opportunities for Princeton student-athletes. SASC provides volunteer opportunities throughout the year to accommodate the busy schedules of student-athletes. The council works closely with the Pace Center, the administration of the Princeton Varsity Club, and representatives from each of the 38 varsity sports teams.
During my four years at Princeton, I’ve been inspired by the commitment and dedication to service that I’ve seen amongst both varsity student-athletes and the hundreds of students involved in weekly service projects coordinated by Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement. I envision the Student-Athlete Service Council as a bridge between Princeton Athletics and the Pace Center, to broaden our varsity teams’ reach in the community and to simplify the process of finding and organizing a service project. I’m excited to see SASC grow and expand; particularly, to develop innovative ways to provide information and encourage student-athletes to get more deeply involved in service. –Tiana Woolridge ’15, Women’s Volleyball