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    A Rec Sports Employee Blog

    Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

    As a representative body of the entire Recreational Sports Student Team, the Student Advisory Council (SAC) provides recommendations to the professional team regarding staff related policies, procedures, and concerns. Initiated during 2003-2004, SAC is a 10 or 11-member committee comprised of volunteer student team members (one rep. per position) who meet on a regular basis (typically for 60 minutes once a week). This leadership group works extremely hard to develop policies and procedures concerning staff-related issues and the hiring process. SAC is also the primary group involved in the hiring of new service staff members each spring.

    Emergency Response Team (ERT)

    A student team that seeks to ensure the readiness of the department for any potential emergency, evaluates emergency action plans related to medical, weather and potentially threatening/violent situations, and strives for efficiency in upholding accident, incident and injury protocols. Throughout the year, ERT conducts "red shirt reviews" to simulate medical and weather emergencies in an effort to help team members become comfortable when dealing with injuries and emergencies.

    S.M.I.L.E. Committee

    Service Motivated by Integrity, Leadership, & Enthusiasm

    Rewards UW-L Recreational Sports Team Members for demonstrating hard work and commitment. Implemented as an incentive program, S.M.I.L.E. was intended to be a peer recognition program for co-workers to observe and reward each other when going "above and beyond". Today, the program strives to motivate team members to perform superior service and develop leadership skills while being honest and having fun. The S.M.I.L.E. Committee not only coordinates the ever-evolving program, but has more recently been dedicated toward planning social and community service opportunities for team members to get together and build camaraderie outside of the work environment, in hopes of enhancing the overall experience.

    The S.M.I.L.E. Committee is led by a student team member and the Events Coordinator.

    B.E.S.T. Committee

    B uilding E xceptional S ervice T ogether

    A newer committee developed to coordinate the BEST Program and potentially develop a staff incentive/recognition program collaboratively with the SMILE Committee.