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: Trinity Tedtsen '20
Membership Chair: Leah Mitchell '20
Programs Co-Chairs: Bella Speer '21, Elizabeth Walling '20
Student Engagement Chair: Michelle Santacreu '21
Alumni Chair: Caroline Murphy '20
Herd Chair: Jordan Grotz '21
Historian: Matthew Kirejczyk '21
Public Relations Chair: Sarah Armstrong '20
Treasurer: Jon Zimak '20

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

February 2019 Update

On Thursday, February 7 SAS hosted the Eskimo Relay where teams competed for the Goats Head Trophy. This took place during the halftimes of the basketball doubleheader. Teams competed in relay style games, and the top team went head-to-head with Ski Team, the previous holders of the Goats Head. To encourage people to make teams and sign up, SAS held a Hot Chocolate Hype event where students got to make their own hot chocolate and received an SAS Eskimo Relay Mug! 

Gompei’s Birthday was held on February 13! SAS hosted Gompei’s birthday party in Alden Memorial with inflatables, trikes, games, and singing happy birthday to Gompei! It was pirate themed so students had the chance to go on a treasure hunt for SuperFans and other prizes! SAS partnered with the Office of Lifetime Engagement on February 14 for #WPIloves Day. SAS encouraged people to write down why they love WPI and take pictures with Gompei! Additionally, SAS’s new executive board members will be attending the CASE ASAP district conference on February 23 at the University of Connecticut! 

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