There are three levels along the way to becoming a Tech Tradition Keeper:
After completing any 10 traditions, you will receive a Tradition Keepers lapel pin to show your pride in learning about Tech’s rich past.
After completing any 20 traditions, you will receive a custom Ramblin’ Reck print, a reflection of your dedication to the Institute’s traditions.
After completing 25 traditions, you earn the title of a “Tech Tradition Keeper.” In return for your efforts preserving Tech traditions, you will receive a Tradition Keepers medallion to wear at graduation.
What are the Traditions?
The following Tech traditions are included in the Tradition Keeper program. They can be completed in any order, at any time. Make sure you complete all 20 “Core Curriculum” traditions (look out for those that happen every year, like giving to Roll Call through GTSF), and pick and choose five of the “Free Elective” traditions you would like to add to your Tradition Keepers experience. Remember, you must join SAA and register for the program first. Then, to complete the traditions, take a picture of yourself doing the activity or obtain proof of completing the tradition (ticket stubs, etc.). Starting September 15th you can upload the photos to our web application and follow the directions for submission! An easy way to complete a lot of traditions at one time is to take a SAA Traditions Tour.
NOTE: Please reference your T-Book for more information about the below traditions. If you do not have the 2011/2012 T-Book and would like to participate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have additional books on a first come, first serve basis.
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