SAD [sad] n. 1. oxymoronic acronym for the Stanford Athletics Department, in direct apposition to its standing as a premier collegiate sports program. *var., SA (Stanford Athletics) or AD (Athletics Department) Def:#2. 2. a potentially apt1 acronym for the (current) Stanford Athletics Director. *var. AD Def:#1. 3. acronym meaning Stanford Arts District.
1SFGate.com: In an interview, Bernard Muir (the current AD) was asked, “How big (of) an issue do you think sexual assault is?” Muir's response: "...we’re trying to educate… We want them to… try to curtail unhealthy behavior." As if it's like a choice between eating a high calorie dessert (unhealthy behavior) and committing sexual assault.