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

September 2018 Update

Student Alumni Society is happy to be back at WPI after a fun summer. We are excited for the upcoming events this year and are already off to a busy start. We had our annual history hunt during New Student Orientation on Monday, August 20. Later that week, we had our second annual Graduate Bridge Crossing followed by one of our favorite events of the year, Undergraduate Bridge Crossing. It was so great to greet all the new freshman and see some of our alumni who came back to join us. We love giving out the beanies and Tech Bibles to the new students. It is a night filled with excitement and lots of WPI spirit. On Wednesday August 29, we had our Welcome Social to meet all the new SAS members. We had a great turnout (85 people!) and played some fun games with everyone. We even had a fun photo shoot before the Welcome Social to show off our rugbies.

We are looking forward to all the events that we have coming up this term, like Herd Day and Candle Walk, during family weekend.

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