Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA)

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MISSION

The mission of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) is to enhance the chiropractic profession by expanding the active membership and student involvement in the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the chiropractic profession as a whole. SACA accomplishes this by promoting student awareness of the profession and helping students become effective leaders. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to promote the profession to advance chiropractic into the future.

WHO WE ARE

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is the largest professional association in the United States that represents doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care and contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.

On behalf of its members, ACA lobbies for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, promotes a positive public image of chiropractic, supports research, provides professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.

SACA is the ACA’s student counterpart. ACA supports SACA in their endeavors for the betterment of the chiropractic profession, which includes sending students to three national conferences each year; to learn, to lead and to fight for chiropractic rights.

SACA members are the leaders of tomorrow, and a powerful force that has opened doors for future doctors of chiropractic.

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SACA FAQ

Who can be a SACA member?

Any student of an American chiropractic program has the ability to register to become a member. The benefits of early involvement in this major organization are vast, and so UWS has included SACA membership in the DC student tuition, meaning all UWS DC students are automatically registered as SACA members upon starting classes.

What does UWS SACA do?

Outside of lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation, and other causes benefiting the advancement of the chiropractic profession, UWS SACA works to bring networking events, informative speakers and educational opportunities to the campus.

Who can go to the leadership conferences mentioned?

All SACA members are eligible to request attendance at leadership conferences. UWS strives to bring as many students as possible to each conference, but there are size limitations and registration restrictions that vary with each event. Decisions are made based on a first-come, first -served basis, and take into account the level of involvement in other SACA events. SACA utilizes fundraising to help students attend conferences. UWS SACA does its best to keep members informed of event opportunities, ensuring all students have a fair chance of being considered for leadership opportunities.

Who runs SACA?

The Student American Chiropractic Association is primarily run by students. Each spring, elections are held on campus to appoint officers for the UWS SACA executive board. These officers are campus representatives that interface with students, administration, doctors within the profession and the ACA to help bring opportunities to campus. If you have any further questions about SACA, please contact a member of the executive board.

UWS 2016-2017 SACA Executive Board

President:  Nikki Daskal
Vice Presidents:  Rachel Frontain and Becca Bell
Secretary:  Kathryn Baker
Treasurer:  Robin Palmer
Public Relations:  Darcy Ogloza and Austin Bell

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Where can I find more information about UWS SACA upcoming events?

Visit the UWS website calendar and Facebook page. You can also join the UWS SACA Chapter Facebook page for regularly updated event notifications and other shared opportunities.

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