Welcome to Georgia Tech! One of the first things you need to learn is all about the traditions that we Yellow Jackets hold near and dear. The Student Alumni Association and Georgia Tech Young Alumni want to teach you a little bit about Tech history and all about our unique traditions. Since you're here over the summer, you'll be ahead of the crowd and will know just where to find the Mickey Mouse clock, and how to do the Horse at the first football game.
SAA delivers a balance of college life and real world preparation by offering each and every student new experiences outside the traditional classroom through personal connections with Tech alumni.
Our mission is to enhance the experience of each and every Tech student by providing opportunities that broaden the college experience, strengthen traditions, build lifelong loyalty to Georgia Tech, and prepare every student for success after college. We achieve this by leveraging our greatest asset, Tech’s alumni, and facilitating continuous interaction and sharing between alumni and students. Underlying all that we do is a belief in the importance of fostering lifelong participation and philanthropic support while maintaining Georgia Tech spirit and traditions.
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