Students Serving Students: Past … Present … Future
The Student Alumni Associates (SAA) work in conjunction with and under the auspices of the UT Office of Alumni Affairs to provide an enriched relationship between students and alumni, a resource for the student body regarding alumni, campus, and service activities, and an increased sense of school spirit.
We encourage your participation, support, questions, and sincerely hope that we may be of service to you in forming a better university.
The Student Alumni Associates was formed in September 1969 as the Undergraduate Alumni Council (UAC). The UAC's mission was very much the same as that of the current SAA, the formation and maintenance of a student-alumni network and the provision of service to the university and the community.
Since its inception, the UAC has undergone several name changes, spurred similar organizations at other schools within the University of Tennessee system, and has increased its membership from 25 to over 100 undergraduate members.
Much like the University of Tennessee, SAA has grown in strength, prestige, and involvement. While major UAC activities such as Homecoming and the Alumni Network are still central to the mission of SAA, the current organization participates in many new and beneficial service activities.
The offices of the Student Alumni Associates are housed in the Tyson Alumni House on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Tyson House has been the headquarters of SAA since the early 1980s and is the primary location for alumni and development activities at the university.