Founded in 1993, the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAASC) at the University of Pittsburgh was one of the first student chapters of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). SAASC was founded with several goals in mind.
- To facilitating and encouraging membership by student and future records professionals in the Society of American Archivists
- To provide a forum for discussion between students of information science with practical interest in archives and records management
- To acquaint members with the objectives, ethics, and publications of the Society of American Archivists
- To develop and encourage interaction with other student groups with a mutual interests in library, information, and records professions
- To engage students possessing interest in the archives profession with professional members of the archival community.
Today, SAASC serves as an organization supporting the interests of students interested in archives and related fields. Through speakers, panels, site visits, service projects, and general body meetings, SAASC works to offer students within the archives track an opportunity to gain experiences outside of the classroom and course requirements. In addition, SAASC also serves as a social group for these students, allowing for an environment where students with similar interests can interact with each other as well as those already in the field.