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SAC is the IEEE committee responsible for student programs and benefits and making recommendations to the Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) board. These volunteer members provide important viewpoints and information and represent the voice of the over 100,000 IEEE Student and Graduate Student members worldwide. The mission of IEEE SAC is "To deliver a common, high quality IEEE Student member experience globally, for lifelong, professional success through IEEE membership."

SAC and the MGA volunteer and staff teams oversee the IEEE student strategy. The goals of the strategy include:

  • strengthen partnership between student activities and all other IEEE entities;
  • interactive training program and resource for repository for volunteer leadership development;
  • create student-friendly information management system;
  • diversify the IEEE Student membership to reflect IEEE's technical fields of interests and interdependent professions;
  • operational excellence: provide SAC with training and measurable internal feedback;
  • create activities that students are interested in;
  • develop and deploy a strategy and plan for first-year Student members.


MGA Student Activities Committee members

Listed below are the members of the MGA Student Activities Committee (SAC).   


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Regional Student Activities Chairs (RSACs)

Listed below are the Regional Student Activities Chairs (RSACs) in each of the ten Regions of IEEE. These volunteer members help organize student activities in these areas, including student paper contests, Web site contests for Student Branches, and other interesting activities so you as IEEE Student members can be more actively involved.


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Regional Student Representatives (RSRs)

Listed below are the Regional Student representatives (RSRs) in each of the ten Regions of IEEE. These volunteer members help organize student activities in these areas, including student paper contests, Web site contests for Student Branches, region Web sites, and other interesting activities and programs, so you as IEEE Student members get engaged and more actively involved.


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SPAC/SPAA Student Professional Awareness Activities Representatives


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Industrial Representatives and other SAC Representatives


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SAC Standing Subcommittees

  • Awards and Recognition Subcommittee, Arjun R Pillai, Chair
  • Branch Leadership Training Subcommittee, TBD, Chair
  • Communications Subcommittee, TBD, Chair
  • RSAC Steering Subcommittee, Om Perkash, Chair
  • RSR Steering Subcommittee, Joshua Shank, Chair
  • Potentials Subcommittee, Elizabeth Johnston, Chair
  • Student Professional Awareness Activities (SPAA) Subcommittee, Erin Hogbin, Chair


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SAC Ad-Hoc Subcommittees

  • SAC/GOLD Transition, Mario Milicevic, Chair
  • Strategic Planning, TBD, Chair
  • IEEEXtreme Project Lead, Sinan Alsheikh
  • Humanitarian Lead, Robert Vice
  • Branch Counselor Support, TBA
  • IEEE Globalization, TBA


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Student Activities Committee (SAC) resources

Below are resources and links for SAC members. Thank you to all the student activities volunteers who helped IEEE achieve the 400,000-members milestone as well as over 100,000 IEEE Student members and Graduate Student members by the end of the year.  

Student Branch Counselor guide (PDF, 2.2 MB)

  • This guide is provided to all IEEE Student Branch Counselors in 2010 and PDF in leadership training resources on the Web for download. Sent with IEEE promotional materials to welcome new IEEE Student Branches. 

Membership Development Manual-Student Branch edition (PDF, 1.2 MB)

  • Reference manual for best practices to help student leaders and faculty counselors run a successful Student Branch, student-focused member benefits review, and calendar of activities. Sent to all IEEE Student Branches in August and available for download in the leadership training. 

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