Student Alumni Association

The Experience. Now & Forever.

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Student Alumni Association (SAA) membership is available to all current UNC students. The SAA is the largest student organization on campus, and enhances the student experience. Membership provides valuable benefits, services and opportunities for students to interact with UNC alumni – all while having a whole lot of fun. SAA membership (a student membership in the GAA) is a precursor to a future UNC General Alumni Association membership.

The SAA is a member of CASE-ASAP (Affiliated Student Advancement Programs) that is sponsored by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education).

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SAA member card

Members receive valuable discounts from the several local businesses, which are available only at the locations listed.

Full list of discounts.

Dinner with 12 Tar Heels

The SAA is proud to offer Dinner with 12 Tar Heels each semester. The premise of Dinner with 12 Tar Heels is based on one idea: to connect the Carolina family around the dinner table.

SAA Miles

The frustration and insurmountable hurdle of taking any trip is the exhaustive planning phase. The SAA’s domestic travel program, SAA Miles, takes care of all travel details — just show up and have an incredible time.

Member-Benefits Information

Each SAA member receives an awesome T-shirt, personalized membership/discount card and a pocket guide that details all of your membership benefits.

Your personalized membership card will be emailed to you within one week of joining the SAA. Please save this card – you can screenshot it, print it, save it on an app that reads PDFs (iBooks, Kindle, etc) so you have it accessible to attend events and take advantage of discounts. 

The email with your membership card will contain specific instructions about picking up your SAA T-shirt. After receiving your SAA membership card, you can stop by the Alumni Center to grab your shirt.

Board of Directors

The Student Alumni Association Board of Directors (SAA-BOD) is a group of undergraduate students who plan and implement the programs and services of the UNC Student Alumni Association (SAA).

SAA-BOD works to fulfill the mission of the GAA and the SAA to enrich and enhance the Carolina experience for students. The BOD typically accepts applications for their leadership positions in early January of each school year.

View current board of directors.


Point of Contact

Kylie Apple
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Alumni Engagement
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Kylie joined the GAA staff in 2016 after moving from Atlanta. She enjoys cooking, shopping, watching sports and exploring new restaurants with her husband. Go Heels!

Caroline Bowers '16
Programs Assistant
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Caroline graduated from UNC in 2016 and joined the GAA team soon after. From the mountains of North Carolina, Caroline enjoys getting outside and adventuring with her dog, Holden the Golden. She also loves going to the beach, photography, making others smile and anything that has to do with dogs.