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Calling all current students! Did you know you can engage with the University of Richmond Alumni Association even before you graduate? By joining the Student Alumni Association, serving as a Reunion Student Ambassador, or participating in one of our student centered programs, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to stay involved after graduation, as well as make alumni connections. 

Student Alumni Association

Mission and Vision:

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is a membership-based student organization charged with fostering Spider Pride amongst the student body and providing opportunities to educate students about the Spider alumni network and the 6 points of alumni engagement.

The association is a way for undergraduate students to enhance their experience while at Richmond by instilling a commitment to lifelong engagement with the University. 

Student Profile and Responsibilities:

SAA members are highly motivated students spanning all-four class years who wish to pursue an experience to deepen their understanding of, and appreciation for, a lifelong connection with the University of Richmond. Members have the opportunity to develop and host events, build relationships with alumni, maintain the history and traditions of UR, and spread the word about Spider Pride to their peers – with a focus on the 6 points of engagement as defined by Advancement.

The 6 points of engagement are: Give, Volunteer, Recruit, Hire, Attend, and Share. These 6 points serve as tenants for educating the members who will then in turn be responsible for educating their peers. 

Apply to join the Student Alumni Association here

Membership:

Student Alumni Association members can choose to apply for one of two levels of membership. The first level is that of Elite Membership, and the second is general membership.

Elite Members

Responsibilities:

  • Attend 4 of 6 meetings annually.
  • Facilitate occasional tours for alumni returning to campus.
  • Participate in events sponsored by Advancement such as:
    • Career Expo
    • Local alumni events
    • Family Weekend
    • Homecoming Weekend
    • Reunion Weekend
    • Candlelight
  • Foster and promote Spider Pride within fellow students.
  • Implement signature events and programming to educate the student body on 6 points of engagement.
  • Generate ideas for and facilitate the building of traditions.

Benefits:

  • Access to UROnline alumni directory.
  • Exclusive opportunities to network and connect with alumni leadership, employers, and campus leadership.
  • Exclusive T-Shirt/polo and other alumni swag.
  • Invitations to exclusive alumni events.
  • Recognized as an alumni leader upon graduation and exclusive invitation to Red Spider Society.
  • First priority consideration for other alumni leadership positions post-graduation, such as Recent Grad Regional Councils membership.
  • Exclusive exam study breaks each semester.

General Members

Responsibilities:

  • Attend 2 of 6 meetings annually.
  • Serve as a liaison between SAA and other student organizations to disseminate SAA initiatives.
  • Foster and promote Spider Pride within fellow students.
  • Participate in 2 signature events or programs annually on behalf of SAA to educate the student body on 6 points of engagement.
  • Generate ideas for and facilitate the building of traditions.

Benefits:

  • Access to UROnline alumni directory.
  • Opportunities to participate in and network with alumni at various events throughout the year.
  • Invitations to select alumni events.
  • Recognized as alumni leader upon graduation and exclusive invitation to Red Spider Society.
  • Considered for other alumni leadership positions post-graduation, such as Recent Grad Regional Councils membership.
  • Exclusive exam study breaks each semester.
Reunion Student Ambassadors

Reunion Student Ambassador is a paid position during Reunion Weekend. Ambassadors serve as liaisons to 14 reunion classes who return to campus for three days of festivities. Specific responsibilities include talking to alumni about student life, hosting a reunion class event, greeting alumni at registration, attending alumni class events, assisting alumni with way finding, and making everyone feel welcome back on campus. 

The hiring process for Reunion Weekend 2020 will begin in March. Stay tuned for more details!

Bucket List

If there’s one thing that bridges the gap between University of Richmond students and alumni, it’s the unique nature of the UR experience! The newly formed Student Alumni Association invites you to celebrate your #SpiderPride by completing our Bucket List, celebrating the activities and traditions that make the University of Richmond one of a kind.

Over the course of Homecoming Week, October 28 through November 3, complete at least 5 of the Bucket List items and you’ll win an exclusive giveaway, as well as be entered to win a grand prize. Take a photo each time you complete a Bucket List item, then Snapchat the photo to us @urichmondsaa. We’ll keep track, and if you complete at least 5, you’ll win the giveaway! You’ll be able to pick up your giveaway at our table in the Commons on Monday, November 4 from 10am – 2pm.

Download the Bucket List here