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

Alumni Breakfast

Stop by anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Alumni House for complimentary coffee, doughnuts and a great time with our special guests and other fellow alumni, friends and students of Western Illinois University. Don’t forget to wear your Purple and Gold!!

This event is open to WIU students, alumni and friends.

Survival SAAcks

Orders due TBA.

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:

Open House

You became a member of Student Alumni Association (SAA) the day you set foot on campus as a student! ALL students are automatically members! We hope you'll join us for the many events & activities held throughout the year just for you, MEMBERS of the only student organization on campus that guarantees interaction & networking opportunities with Alumni! If you are interested in being even more involved, join us in May for our interest meeting to learn more about SAA & about becoming a member of the Student Alumni Leadership Council — the governing board of SAA! Come out to our interest meeting (date to be determined) at the Alumni House to learn more!

Paint the Paws
Friday, September 22, 2017

Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to take part in Western Illinois University's annual Homecoming kick-off tradition, Paint the Paws.

Hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC), the yearly Paint the Paws event involves the painting of more than 200 paws along University Drive and Western Avenue.

On Friday, September 22, SALC will host two Paint the Paws shifts, the first one beginning at 1 p.m. and the second beginning at 3 p.m. First-shift painters should check in at Western Hall by 12:45 p.m. and second-shift painters should check in by 2:45 p.m. SALC will provide supplies to all attendees and groups.

Student groups, as well as campus faculty, staff and alumni, interested in participating should contact the Alumni Association at Pre-registration is not required; all are invited to participate.

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.