Students who do not have medical insurance coverage have many options available to them. They can choose to use a private insurance carrier or go through the American College Student Association [ACSA] for medical insurance needs while attending college. Click here to view ACSA insurance options.
Please note that saa does not offer coverage to students and is in no way responsible, does not endorse, and is not liable for anything whatsoever in regard to student insurance.
Student Senate representatives from both Year One and Year Two are elected by the student body to serve on this board. One member will be elected from each Art Group for a total of eight Student Senate representatives.
Student Senate meets every other week during lunch. Issues addressed include everything from satisfaction/dissatisfaction with courses, projects, supplies, events, etc. to working on ways to get the students more involved with each other and the community. This group also maintains a suggestion box in the cafe and helps to plan student events, such as the Halloween party and Holiday parties.
In the past, Student Senate has also held charity fundraisers, fundraisers for the college to buy equipment for the students’ enjoyment, and published student newsletters/newspapers.
saa is concerned with the whole student, not just the student’s artistic abilities. At saa, we are aware that life issues can impact a student’s performance in school and a student may need assistance with coping skills, relationship issues, or other personal problems. saa offers brief professional counseling [one to six sessions] to any student who requests it, free of charge.
Linda Potter is independently licensed in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Students may make an appointment to see Linda by asking at the front desk. Students are excused from class to see Linda, and it does not count against their attendance.
Examples of issues students may wish to address include: stress management, depression, anxiety, family problems, roommate problems, dating/relationship problems, substance abuse problems, and all other general mental health issues. Please refer to the saa Catalog for Professional Disclosure Statement.
For more information about Counseling Services at saa, please contact Linda Potter at 877 300 9866 x 103.
All full-time saa students enjoy an activities pass to the Dayton South YMCA. Located only four blocks from saa, students are able to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities such as weightlifting, cardio, intramural athletics, and swimming.
Pass is valid September 1 of the year the student is to begin classes through August 31 of the following summer. Students must maintain passing grades to use their activites pass. The YMCA activities pass is valid only at the Dayton South branch located at 4545 Marshall Road, Kettering. For more information about the YMCA, visit www.ymcaonline.org.
saa hosts the following parties throughout the academic year:
Information about local art and entertainment events is posted regularly in the saa library. Students can enjoy concerts at the Fraze Pavilion, art galleries in downtown Dayton, exhibits at the Dayton Art Institute, and minor league baseball at the Dayton Dragons stadium. Five Rivers Metro Parks offers bikeways, hiking trails, and boating. Several local festivals are popular, including the annual Greek Festival, the Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest, and the Italian Fall Festival.
Short trips south lead to King’s Island, Reds and Bengals games, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Newport Aquarium. Get in on the action! Request more information about saa at 877 300 9866.
saa encourages all students to become more involved in the marketing & communications industry by joining or interacting with different professional organizations. Many opportunities will be presented to you as a student at saa.
Here are a few organizations we recommend:
Contact Roxann Patrick, Director of Public Relations and Career Services for more information at 877 300 9866 x 110.
saa is located near a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, parks and more. Some of the popular attractions include Paramount’s Kings Island, the new urban-style skate park in Kettering, and the Greene.
Learn more about the area by visiting one of the following websites: