Student Alumni Association
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Student Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) strives to strengthen the bond between alumni and current students at WIU. SAA is open to ALL WIU students and is an extension of the WIU Alumni Association.

Why Join SAA?

  • Be a member of the ONLY student organization that guarantees interaction with WIU Alumni
  • Get involved on campus
  • Attend great events
  • The chance to win lots of WIU giveaways and free food

Membership in SAA is FREE!

Upcoming Events

Grad Blast
April 16

Graduating in May '15, August '15 or December '15? Then come celebrate with us at Grad Blast!

Hosted by the WIU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Council, the event is held to welcome graduating students to the Alumni Association and encourage them to continue a lifelong relationship with Western. Grad Blast is an open time to socialize and celebrate with your fellow graduates and learn about the benefits of being a WIU alumnus.

Thursday, April 16
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Change of Pace, 301 N. Campbell St., Macomb, IL

Come celebrate your achievements and be officially welcomed into the WIU Alumni Association with FREE FOOD and GREAT PRIZES!

Thank you to the following supporters: Jostens Class Rings, Liberty Mutual Insurance and the WIU Alumni Association!

Survival SAAcks

Orders due April 20, 2015.

Delivery the week before Finals.

During finals, your student has to deal with stress and probably other obligations for a variety of activities. Send a gift to brighten his or her day. Survival SAAcks are care packages carefully prepared and delivered by Our Campus Market and are sponsored by the Student Alumni Association of Western Illinois University! For more information and to order visit:

Purple and Gold Rocky Run
April 25

Do you love to wear that Purple and Gold? Then come join SALC at the 2nd annual Purple and Gold Rocky Run on Saturday, April 25. Check-in is at 8:00 a.m. at the Alumni House, run to begin at 9 a.m. We are also offering a "Fun Run" at no cost for kids 12 and under to being at 8:30 a.m. Pre-register until April 24; $10 per person or $20 to include a t-shirt.

Prizes for "Most Devoted Fan," overall race winners (male/female), and 3 age groups and walkers

This year, a portion of the proceeds will support the Colonel Rock III Fund through the WIU Foundation. The proceeds are associated with caring for Colonel Rock III "Rocky."

Apply to be a member of SALC, the governing board of SAA!

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You can also contact us at (309) 298-1914, email or  find us on Facebook .

If you are interested in information about the Student Alumni Leadership Council, the official governing body of the Student Alumni Association, visit the SALC web page.