The University of Texas at Arlington

Staff Advisory Council


The 2014 SAC SlimDown is here

Achieve it! That is what the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) wants you to do. SAC is encouraging all UT Arlington staff to live a healthier lifestyle by participating in its annual SAC SlimDown campaign. SAC has partnered with the University Wellness Committee this year and has generated a fun,active,"revamped" approach to losing weight. This includes new Wellness Points and free temporary passes to the Mac for participants only. Sessions will cover topics like;weight management, eating patterns, exercises, and other health informative areas. Wellness Points earned "convert" to pounds lost; however, the maximum points that can be achieved during the campaign are ten (one per week). Weekly notices and campaign information can be obtained on the SlimDown Sharepoint site:

Resources on this site are to help motivate and guide participants to a succesful and healthier lifestyle.

Challenge yourself to live a better lifestyle and get your coworkers involved.  Here is how the SAC SlimDown works:

1 - Register your team by clicking here. Each team needs 6-8 members, and teams are asked to designate a team captain.  Each participant must sign the participation waiver, which is available here.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TEAM - YOU CAN STILL PARTICPATE!  Email Athena Seaton at

2 - Initial weigh-ins need to be done May12th -May 14th,  Weigh-in stations are located at the MAC and Health Center.

3 - Take your group's before picture and submit to Athena Seaton at by no later than May 19th.

**Prizes for creative team names and pictures!**

4 - SAC will send weekly notices of programs and resources available to you - to help you better your lifestyle. 

5 - Closing weigh-outs need to be done August 6th-8th. ( at the MAC or Health Center)

6 - Take team after picture and submit to Athena Seaton at after August 8th.

7 - Celebrate your achievements!!!!! -- attend the SAC Slimdown reception August 15th at 5 p.m. at the MAC.  At the reception, enjoy refreshments, prize ceremony and the 'goodies' for all participants.  Winners will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Team for greatest percentage of weight loss
  • Team for greatest number of pounds lost
  • Creativity (Before and After Pictures,Team Name)
  • Overall Fitness (Earning of Wellness Points, etc.)
  • Individual weight loss (percentage of pounds lost)

Together we can...........ACHIEVE IT! For further questions about the SAC Slimdown, email Athena Seaton at

Disclaimer: For award eligibility, you must participate in the weigh-ins. Also, since Faculty/Staff are no longer eligible to be treated at the Health Center, the Health Center will serve only as a weigh-in location. Participants cannot be seen for blood pressure, etc. Additionally, patients at the Health Center will be seen first which may result in a short wait to weigh-in if the staff is busy.