The Auburn Student Alumni Association (SAA) is the student chapter of the national Auburn Alumni Association. It was established in 1999. It is a diverse and active organization that serves to bridge the gap between students and alumni. It is currently the largest student organization at Auburn with more than 3,500 members.
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SAA hosts several events every year to give students the opportunity to mingle with alumni and network, as well as have fun. The biggest events are the Block Party at the beginning of the school year, the Shrimp Boil in the fall, and Pig-Out in the spring. These events are free for students and alumni, and $10 for people in the community who choose to come. Members are also welcome at the Alumni Association hospitality tent on game days, which provides another networking opportunity for students to meet and mingle with alumni.
The organization is run by the Student Alumni Board, or the “SAB” for short. This is the governing body of the SAA. Members of the board are chosen through a highly selective application and interview process in November of each year. There are 10 committees that make decisions and run the different aspects of SAA.
Another way that SAA is involved with the Auburn Alumni Association is for the Beat Bama Food Drive. Every year our student alumni association competes with Alabama’s student alumni association to see who can collect the most cans. SAA has teamed up with the Lee County Auburn Club to help collect cans. This also provides networking opportunities for students and alumni.
There are many benefits to students who join SAA. Students receive membership cards that give merchant discounts; free admission to SAA sponsored events, free entry to the Alumni Association hospitality tent on game days, free admission to certain Auburn athletic events, and of course, a free t-shirt. But best of all, you can use the alumni center to study during finals when everyone knows how crowded the library can get.