Join the Board of Directors

Your GAA is looking for the next generation of students to advance its Student Alumni Association. We’re looking for leaders to bring in a fresh perspective along with brilliant new ideas. Are you a student who is willing to make a significant commitment to being part of an award-winning team?

Current Student Alumni Association Board of Directors (SAA-BOD) will attest to the fact that serving the University through the SAA-BOD is a very rewarding experience and allows for a more hands-on appreciation of Carolina pride and tradition.

SAA-BOD positions continue throughout your time at UNC, so we are looking for students from every class year to help give us a well-rounded board.

Being familiar with the information below will help you prepare a better application. Please make sure you are familiar with all dates and deadlines before applying.

Director Expectations

Estimated Time Commitment:  Typically 2-4 hours per week
Term of office: Selection and training begin in the Spring
New board members attend meetings on Monday afternoons

Members of the SAA-BOD work with the GAA student engagement professional staff toward the successful implementation of SAA programming and services.

Members are required to attend all weekly SAA-BOD meetings, all SAA-BOD leadership retreats and enrichment activities and volunteer at SAA events. Members also must maintain membership in the SAA.

Once selected to the SAA-BOD, a student will remain active until graduation.

Responsibilities of a SAA-BOD member include, but are not limited, to:

  • Ensuring the quality of all SAA programming and services to represent creative initiatives, demonstrate lifelong learning and foster connections with the Carolina family.
  • Personally obtaining (selling) a certain number of SAA memberships.
  • Supporting the enhancement of quality for all SAA programming and services through managing marketing materials, public relations and event planning.
  • Communicating with other SAA-BOD members and GAA staff to advance projects to successful completion.
  • Working collectively with other SAA-BOD to fulfill the components of SAA programming.
  • Planning, volunteering at and managing SAA events.
  • Coordinating and facilitating cross-organization collaboration with other GAA student groups to successfully execute the GAA’s mission.

Selection Timeline

Sept. 22: GAA Day in the Pit 

Sept. 26: Application closes

Oct. 5, 6, 7: Applicant interviews

Week of Oct. 11: Decisions Announced


Point of Contact

Katy Lucci '13
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Young Alumni Engagement