Student Alumni Ambassadors

SAA members

Student Alumni Ambassadors

Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a student-run organization sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association. SAA’s role on campus is to develop positive relations and interactions among students, alumni, faculty and staff.  SAA provides an opportunity for students to realize their fullest potential for involvement and experience while at Illinois.

SAA brings together a diverse group of students from the University with a variety of interests, majors and backgrounds. These students work together to spread the enthusiasm, energy and resources of the University of Illinois to alumni and students alike while developing a lifelong connection and loyalty to the University of Illinois. 

Today, SAA has an active membership of more than 60 students who work to further the quality of the University as an institution of higher education. 

Our Mission

The purpose of SAA is to establish, foster and promote the development of beneficial relationships among the University’s students, alumni, staff, faculty and the campus community. SAA also promotes the activities of the UI Alumni Association through its programs and services to create and instill the spirit of the Illini in University of Illinois students.

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The Student Alumni Ambassadors office is located at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. If you have any questions about our organization or its services, stop in or e-mail us at

About SAA
Some background about the history of SAA and it's relationship to the Alumni Association.  More

Our Team
Find out who's leading the organization and making a difference as members of SAA.  More

How to Join SAA
SAA begins its annual membership selection in February. Membership is determined by an application and a two-stage interview process held at the beginning of the spring semester.More

Each year the SAA organizes I-Help, a day-long volunteer program designed to assist multiple organizations in Champaign-Urbana and in surrounding communities.More

Student Alumni Ambassadors provides campus tours and assists at Alumni Association, campus and community events.  More

Service Request
Request SAA to aid in your University-associated event. NOTE: This is a PDF printable form only. More

Senior 100 Honorary
Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University of Illinois Alumni Association recognize outstanding seniors through the Senior 100 Honorary. A brief description can be found here:  More

Illini Comeback Program
SAA is proud to sponsor the Illini Comeback program each year, which brings distinguished alumni back to campus for Homecoming weekend as guests of the Alumni Association and the University. Previous honorees, as well as selection criteria and nomination forms, are available here:  More

Update Your Info
If you move, change names or jobs, earn another degree, please use this form to update your information for UIAA records.  More