Because SAA believes in continuing the tradition investing in the future of Georgia Tech, instead of a yearly membership fee, SAA collects a yearly membership donation. $5 of every yearly membership donation goes toward the SAA Gift to Tech. SAA members select the final Gift to Tech project from the top 3 chosen by the Georgia Tech Student Body through an online vote. Plus, for every student donation to SAA, Meade Sutterfield (EE 72) and Steve Chaddick (EE 74, MS EE 82) will give an additional $10 toward the SAA Gift to Tech (up to $10,000)! So by joining, you give $15 towards a project selected by YOU that enhances life on campus.
My time as part of SAA's Ramblin' On committee was a phenomenal one. I simply loved the experience, which allowed me to help plan a major event while developing necessary communication and cooperation skills with both other members of the committee and professionals, as well. Plus, the group of students I worked with ultimately all became my friends, which is an invaluable feeling!! - Josh Brown, HTS 2015, SAA Committee Chair
Mentor Jackets program is awesome. I not only have a wonderful mentor, but also ended up having a lifetime friend who can offer me advice and help whenever I need it. I will participate in this program every year. The program provides precious opportunities for students to connect closely with alumni. - Zhong Chen, Master's CS 2013, Mentor Jackets Participant
Being a part of the Student Alumni Association opened doors at Georgia Tech that I would never have dreamed of. During my time as a member of SAA, I was given the opportunity to coordinate a Dinner Jacket event with Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and a fellow Yellow Jacket. That was easily one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences from my time at Tech. Plus, I got a free steak out of it! - Imran Ali, MGT 2012, Dinner Jackets Participant