The Inclusion, Access & Success (IAS) Committee shall be responsible for promoting human relations and human rights issues within the Association and Southern region.

Our Mission

IAS supports underserved and underrepresented students and the professionals that work with them by creating programming and access to resources that focus on college preparation and the admission application process. As such, we provide outreach services to schools and students lacking a structured college planning program.

President Jonathan Ferrell’s June 2, 2020 Statement on Racial Violence and Solidarity


Virtual Book Clubs

These book discussions offer members the opportunity to engage in conversations surrounding issues of equity and inclusion in our respective fields and communities. View the SACAC calendar for any currently scheduled discussions.

Annual Conference Service Project

During the SACAC Annual Conference, the IAS Committee will sponsor a service project in which college admission professionals will partner with local outreach organizations to facilitate a college planning workshop for students and parents.

College Admission Workshops

To promote post-secondary access and opportunities to first generation and/or underserved students, the committee organizes College Admission Workshops, free, one-day, interactive and informative college planning workshops for high school students from underrepresented and underserved populations. College admission professionals from institutions across the country will lead workshops designed to help students navigate the college application process. Topics covered include:

  • The College Search Process
  • Standardized Testing
  • Completing Applications
  • Writing Essays
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid
  • College Athletics

To express interest in serving as an area coordinator and planning/hosting a College Admission Workshop within your state, please complete the Interest Form. Once your program has been approved, a flier, planning guide, PowerPoints and other materials will be sent to assist you in planning and executing your event.

If you would like to request funding for other events, please visit the finance page. 

For our Undocumented Student Guide, please click here.

Inclusion, Access, & Success Leadership