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What is the Student Alumni Association (SAA)?

The Student Alumni Association, SAA for short, is a nationally-recognized student-led organization that promotes strong student and alumni relationships through programming and service to the university. SAA provides students with the opportunity to network with alumni and gain valuable insights into their prospective careers. We work closely and directly with the UCR Alumni Association to help facilitate the transition from student to alumni, while helping students to build a lifelong bond to the University of California, Riverside. 

How much does it cost to be in SAA? 

Board Members pay $25 annually for their membership. This can be paid via cash, check, or credit card.

  • Annual board memberships last only one academic year. Current 2017-18 SAA memberships will expire on June 30, 2018. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 Assistant Director Board. You must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0. For more information, visit the Board Membership Tab.

Who is eligible to join the SAA Board? Why is it important to become involved?

Any current UCR undergraduate or graduate students. If you have graduated from UCR or will be a graduating senior this quarter, you will need to join the UCR Alumni Association

SAA is run by students, for students. In today's competitive job market employers are looking for more than just academic achievements, and SAA gives you the chance to build your resume or network with professionals in career fields you're interested in!  

What events does SAA hold?

  • National award winning Career Conference Series (Law, Education, Medicine/Health, Buesiness)
  • Dinners with Alumni (DWA)
  • Student-Alumni Mentorship Program (SAM)
  • Social Events
  • Community Service
  • Alumni Speaker Panels
  • And much more!

Our Awards

  • 2016-2017 UCR Student Life Award for Advisor of the Year: Maydeli Magana

  • 2015 - 2016 Student Life Awards for Outstanding Educational Program of the Year 2015 CASE District VII Award for Student Alumni Initiatives: Career Conference Series
  • 2015 CASE District VII Award for Student Alumni Initiatives: Career Conference Series

  • 2015 CASE District VII Award of Excellence (Bronze)
  • 2013 ASAP National Award for Outstanding Student Organization: UCR Student Alumni Association
  • 2013 ASAP National Award for Outstanding External Program: UCR Dance Marathon
  • 2013 ASAP National Award for Outstanding Student Leader: Alyssa Heckmann
  • 2013 UCR Student Life Awards for Outstanding Collaborative Program: Dance Marathon

  • 2013 ASAP District VII Award for External Programming: Dance Marathon
  • 2013 ASAP District VII Award for Outstanding Student Group
  • 2013 ASAP District VII Award for Tried & True Programming: Career Conference Series
  • 2013 ASAP District VII Award for Internal Programming: Assistant Programming Board
  • 2013 ASAP District VII Award for Outstanding Student Leader: Alyssa Heckmann
  • 2013 CASE District VII Award for Student Alumni Initiatives: Career Conference Series (Gold)
  • 2012 UCR Student Life Award: Student Organization of the Year
  • 2012 ASAP District VII Award for Outstanding Tried & True Program: Grad Fair
  • 2012 ASAP District VII Award for Internal Programming: Board Retreats
  • 2012 ASAP District VII Award for Outstanding Student Leader: Maydeli Magana
  • 2011 ASAP National Award for Outstanding Tried & True Program: SAA Career Conference Series
  • 2011 UCR Student Life Award for Outstanding Student Leader: Julia Lee
  • 2011 UCR Student Life Award for Unsung Hero: Jonathan Mansoori
  • 2011 CASE Circle of Excellence International Award for Student Alumni Initiatives: Career Conference Series
  • 2011 ASAP District VII Outstanding Student Leader: Julia Lee
  • 2011 ASAP District VII Outstanding Tried & True: SAA Career Conference Series
  • 2011 ASAP District VII Outstanding Organization: UCR Student Alumni Association, University of California, Riverside
  • 2011 ASAP District VII Outstanding Adviser: Kristin Seiler
  • 2010 UCR Student Life Educational Programming: Career Conference Series
  • 2009 CASE District VII Student Alumni Initiatives: Law Career Conference
  • 2006 ASAP District VII Outstanding Website
  • 2005 ASAP District VII Outstanding Performance: Career Conferences
  • 2005 ASAP District VII Outstanding Newsletter
  • 2002 CASE District VII Award of Distinction for Best Student Program: The UCR Student Alumni Association
  • 1996 CASE District VII Award of Distinction for Best use of Volunteers: Career Conference & Job Fair
  • 1996 CASE District VII Award of Distinction for Career Assistance: Career Conference & Job Fair
  • 1996 CASE District VII Award of Distinction for Special Events: Career Conference & Job Fair

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Program Information

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Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887
E-mail: ucralum@ucr.edu

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