The Student Alumni Society (SAS) encourages participation in the long-standing and rich history of WPI traditions. SAS helps keep these traditions alive by sponsoring, planning and running various campus activities and special events throughout the school year for students, alumni, faculty, staff and parents.

SAS members are easily recognized on campus in their red-and-white striped rugbies. They cheer for the Engineers at athletic events, bring goats to campus and give away T-shirts and cake on Founders’ Day, give everyone a free fright at Haunted Higgins House each Halloween, throw a huge birthday party for WPI’s beloved mascot Gompei in February, and run WPI’s most cherished traditions such as the Freshmen Bridge Crossing and host the Goat’s Head Rivalry events.

Membership is open to all undergraduate students. SAS meetings are every Wednesday at 5 p.m. on campus. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Committee.

SAS Executive Committee

Chair: Shannon Ring '19
Membership Chair: Caroline Johnston '19
Programs Co-Chairs: Leah Mitchell '20, Trinity Tedtsen '20 
Student Engagement Chair: Stephanie Smieszek '19
Alumni Chair: Megan Pinette '20
Herd Chair: Sarah Armstrong '20
Historian: Zeke Feldman '20
Public Relations Chair: Caroline Murphy '20
Treasurer: James Meagher '19

Staff Adviser: Brianne Ross
Alumni Mentor: Joey Botelho '14

November 2018 Update

To start off B-term, SAS had Haunted Higgins House which was Phobias-themed this year! It was a huge success, with 500 members of the WPI community coming! 

On Monday, November 12, we celebrated Founders Day. We had three live goats, cake, and shirts at the fountain where we celebrated WPI’s Founders, with a focus on Seth Sweetser this year. Students who could name the founders were entered in a raffle to win prizes from the book store. We also hosted "Are You Smarter than a Founder" the same day as part of the Goats Head Competition! 

Upcoming events include "How to Goat from Here to There" on December 4, where we will be hosting a dinner for alumni and undergraduate students to get together. We also have Holiday Banquet coming up on Sunday, December 9 where we will celebrate the end of the term with awards, food, and the new exec board! 

To keep up with all our exciting activities and events, follow us on Instagram @saswpi and Facebook

From everyone in SAS, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!