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
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
February 2018 Update
On Saturday, January 20, SAS had its annual Eskimo Relay, where teams compete for the Goat’s Head Award. In the qualifying round, teams participated in relay style games including an egg and spoon race, a three-legged race, and a wheelbarrow race. The final round was the Eskimo Relay, where the top teams ran a relay while wearing various pieces of clothing (including an oven mitt and a flipper). The winner of Eskimo Relay and the Goat’s Head Award was Ski Team and the runner up was Lambda Chi Alpha! To spread the word about this event, we had a free hot chocolate bar in the Campus Center on Wednesday, January 17.
SAS had some exciting events in February as well. On Tuesday, February 13, we celebrated Gompei’s Birthday in Alden Memorial. We had food, games, and t-shirt giveaways! Later in the week, SAS joined the Office of Lifetime Engagement with #WPILoves Day, a donor appreciation event. In the spirit of the day, members of SAS made short videos thanking WPI’s donors and explaining what philanthropy means to them. Additionally, the SAS executive members will be traveling to Bryant University on February 24 for the District 1 CASE ASAP conference!
To keep up with all our exciting activities and events, follow us on Instagram @saswpi and Facebook!