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In preparation for the TACAC-SACAC-RMACAC Super Conference this month, we want to introduce you to the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. We're looking forward to welcoming our SACAC colleagues to San Antonio!

Member States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,  North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Caribbean

Founded: 1966 - they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary!

Current Membership: 1,648 members

Major SACAC Programs: Like TACAC, SACAC maintains a busy annual calendar to reach their members, which is especially challenging given the large geographic reach of the organization.

  • Drive In Workshopsday-long workshops for counselors in each state
  • Mini Camp Colleges - day-long workshops for high school students, offered in most states
  • Legislative Daysmeeting with legislators in each state
  • Dry Run Workshopsummer professional development program for new and nearly new admissions professionals on the college side
  • Summer Seminar summer professional development program for new and nearly new counselors on the high school side
  • SAIL10-month professional development program designed for individuals in middle management positions at postsecondary institutions seeking further advancement within the profession
  • Sweet Tea Toursummer tours of colleges for high school counselors

What's new in SACAC: Blog, Webinars, and a Public School Outreach Initiative (starting in Georgia, will extend to other states)

Conference Traditions: SACAC gives a number of awards at its conference (this will take place during the affiliate luncheons, on Monday, April 24). Many of SACAC's awards are named in honor of past SACAC members.

  • Larry West Award (for Leadership)
  • William Starling Award (for Mentoring)
  • Garrett Klein Award (Mid-Career Service)
  • President’s Award For Excellence
  • Rising Star Award (less than five years experience)
  • Myron G. Burney Award for Inclusion and Access

Ask a SACAC Member About:

  • CONFERENCE PINS!  We create a new SACAC pin for each conference.  The pin reflects the conference theme and location and funds support the Counselor Participation Fund.
  • Our new logo
  • The Sweet Tea Tour
  • Webinar opportunities
  • The Counselor Participation Fund
  • Drink tickets!


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