Student Alumni Association (SAA)
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) at Chatham University is a student organization that works in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations, Student Affairs and the Alumni Association to enhance the student experience by connecting students to one another, alumni and the University. The SAA is dedicated to engaging students and assisting them in their journey to graduation and beyond.
SAA members plan and participate in social, career-oriented and school unifying events. These events offer students valuable opportunities to make new friends, develop civic, service, and leadership skills, network with alumni and become involved on campus.
Benefits for SAA members:
- Opportunities to network with Chatham Alumni
- Opportunity to win the Susan Black Elwell Student Alumni Award
- Free admission to SAA events
- Student volunteer opportunities
- Invitations to exclusive alumni events
- Opportunities to enhance skills in program planning and implementation, working in teams, interpersonal and communication skills
- Student Alumni Association T-shirt
Why You Should Join:
- Connects student with alumni and alumni with students
The Alumni Association is all about making connections and SAA can help you do just that.
- Enhance personal and leadership skills
Whether you’re a first-year student looking for ways to become involved on campus, a senior looking for networking opportunities or ways to further develop your leadership skills, SAA can help you!
- Enjoy community involvement through volunteerism
Some of your most important learning will occur outside the classroom, and we encourage you to always challenge yourself to grow as a member of the Chatham University community.
- Celebrates the University legacy by promoting tradition
SAA helps students build a lifelong connection with their alma mater. Campus involvement is one of the best ways to become a part of Chatham University. SAA can help you build deep connections that will make this university always feel like home.
- Learn about the importance of giving back to your alma mater and help your fellow students through raising funds for scholarships through Chatham’s Annual Fund.
You’ll have an opportunity to help with events and programs alongside Chatham’s Annual Fund Team while developing important communication and leadership skills.
- Attend meetings once a month
- Volunteer during Reunion Weekend (June 7-9, 2013)
- Introduce, plan and coordinate events that enhance students’ experiences at Chatham and connect students with alumni
Or, you can visit the Office of Alumni Relations located in Beatty House to receive a hard copy of the application.
Want to be a member of the Executive Board?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Executive Board for the 2013-2014 school year please click here to complete the application, or you can visit the Office of Alumni Relations located in Beatty House to receive a hard copy. Completed applications can be submitted to the Office of Alumni Relations.
Executive Board Descriptions:
*Please note to become a member of the executive board is a separate application from just joining the SAA. Please fill out the application at www.chatham.edu/saaapplication!
President (must be a Junior or Senior)
- Represents the alumni chapter as the official spokesperson.
- Serves as an ex-officio member of all chapter committees.
- Assumes responsibility for the scheduling success (and follow-up) of each activity or project the chapter undertakes.
- Approves agenda for each meeting.
- Should be visible at chapter functions or appoint a board/steering committee member to attend.
- Works to increase membership and participation.
- Performs the duties of the president/chapter leader in her absence.
- Handles arrangements for programs and meetings.
- Co-leads meetings with president.
- Ready to assume the presidential duties when deemed necessary.
- Maintains the chapter's records by coordinating address, phone and e-mail information or changes with the Association.
- Responsible for gathering minutes and recording pertinent information from Board meetings.
- Forwards complete minutes of all meetings to the Association upon approval from officers.
- Works with the rest of the Board/Steering Committee to plan and organize events created by the SAA.
- Generates new ideas to engage alumni and students.
- Brings these ideas to the Board along with a plan as to how the event would work, venue information, a contact person, estimated cost, etc.
- Creates marketing plan for events that includes documenting events for inclusion in the monthly alumni e-newsletter and promoting events via social media, campus advertisements, etc.
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Hallie serves a dual role as both an alumna of Chatham College for Women and an administrator in the Office of the Student Affairs.
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations