The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is governed by the chief executive officers of the member institutions. This group is known as the Board of Directors, which meets twice a year and is ultimately responsible for all policies of the SCAC.
The Athletics Directors Council is comprised of the senior male and female athletics administrators at each member institution. This Council meets twice a year and makes recommendations on legislation to the Board of Directors and accepts reports from the Sports Councils.
The Sports Councils represent the 18 sports sponsored in the conference and includes the head coach, head athletic trainer and sports information director at each member institution. Each Sports Council meets annually to discuss policies and make recommendations to the Athletics Directors Council.
The commissioner serves as the executive director and is responsible for assisting in the development, coordination and implementation of the conference's policies. The commissioner's office is also responsible for providing publicity and coordination of the public and media relations of the conference through the assistant commissioner for communications and sports information assistant.