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Why get involved with SAA?

Students today. Alumni Forever.

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is for current Sac State Students! So, why join?

1. SAA connects students with each other, campus, and alumni!
We bridge the gap between students and alumni to help current Hornets find mentors, make meaningful connections, and network in preparation for life after college.

2. SAA provides networking and professional training opportunities.
Whether you're a freshman looking for ways to get involved on campus or a senior looking for networking opportunities, SAA can help you!

3. SAA promotes opportunities to gain volunteer and leadership experience.
Some of your most important learning will occur outside the classroom, and we encourage you to always challenge yourself to grow as a member of the Sacramento State community. Help organize and execute SAA events and programming, or even apply to join the leadership team during SAA elections.

4. SAA celebrates the University legacy by promoting tradition.
SAA helps students build a lifelong connection with their alma mater. Campus involvement is one of the best ways to become a part of Sacramento State. SAA can help you build deep connections that will make this university feel like home.

Leadership Opportunities - now recruiting for 2024-25!

Student leadership opportunities are a great way to boost your résumé and gain valuable life experience. You'll develop innumerable leadership skills including conflict resolution, cultural intelligence and professional advancement. Plus, you’ll have fun being part of a dynamic leadership team! The four elected SAA officer positions are also eligible for a modest stipend.

We are recruiting for 2024-25 leadership. Check out the opportunities. Deadline is Wednesday, April 17.

Apply today!

Join today - it's FREE!

Becoming a Member

  • Membership is FREE and open to all students
  • Members get a few SAA t-shirt or other swag
  • Members can get volunteer and leadership experience
  • Members get a 10% discount on apparell and gifts at the Hornet Bookstore

Join SAA today!

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 12 – 3 p.m.
Library Quad
Join the Student Alumni Association for a fun day of saying thanks to donors who have had an impact on your time as a Hornet. We'll provide the notecards, colorful pens, and as snacks to help fuel your brain. We will also have a template you can use to help express your thanks, and SAA will take care of delivery.

Sign-up to help with Thank-a-Thon!

SAA Tacky Prom
Wednesday, May 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Harper Alumni Center
Did you love your high school dances, hate them with a passion, or miss out on attending them for one reason or another? Time to relive the magic or make for lost time! Put on your weirdest tuxedo and/or frilliest dress and get ready to dance at SAA's Tacky Prom!

Don't miss the fun, RSVP today!

Grad Cap Decorating Party
Tuesday, May 7, 4 – 6 p.m.
Round Table Pizza, University Union
Commencement is right around the corner, so join the Student Alumni Association and your fellow Hornets to personalize your grad caps! We'll have some decorating materials, hot glue guns, and plenty of pizza on hand! Bring your grad caps and any special items you want to add to them!

Register today for pizza and cap decorating!

Completed events:

Welcome Back Soup Sampler
Ease back into the semester with a delicious, hot meal with friends at SAA's Welcome Back Soup Sampler. Low-key games and activities will help you meet new people and a variety of soups will warm your belly.

SAA Membership Meeting
Whether you want to hear about our events, get some volunteer hours and make friends, or learn how to work your way up to SAA president, we invite you to come to our Membership Meeting and hear what SAA has to offer! We’ll tell you about our volunteer opportunities, leadership roles, resume builders, and professional development offerings.

Discord Night
Make new friends from the comfort of your own home at the latest SAA event - Discord Night! Login, connect, and unwind.

SAA Networking Mocktail Party
Attend a crash course on networking skills, and then put them to use! This event connects current Hornets with Sac State alumni in a mocktail party setting, allowing students to chat with professionals and hone their networking skills.

SAA Sip & Craft Night
Time to get creative! Unwind over mocktails with SAA and create a work of art. Paint a piece for your wall, make a bracelet for a friend, color to relax, or go completely off script with our materials to create something magical.

Dinner with Hornets
Join SAA for an evening of connection, networking, and conversation. Current Sac State students will be seated with successful alumni from the same major/program, who will offer advice, mentorship, and fun stories from their days on campus.

Student Alumni Association (SAA) Leaders

Nargis Karamatova ’24 – President, Student Alumni Association
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry
Nargis transferred from Sierra College and is a first-generation student. She wants to share her passion about campus involvement, as well as helping students get the best Sacramento State experience! During her free time Nargis loves making music, going on adventures with friends, and caring for a variety of plants. Her interests also include research in animal science and toxicology with a focus on ecology. During her time at Sac State, Nargis wants to foster an inclusive, safe, and fun environment for all students!

Rahul Sundar ‘24 (he/him) - Vice President of Events and Activities, Student Alumni Association
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting and Finance concentration
Rahul is a transfer student who is dedicated to enhancing student experience. With a passion for organizing impactful events and fostering a strong sense of community, Rahul is driven and ambitious. His leadership skills make him a valuable asset in creating memorable and engaging experiences for the alumni association. In his free time, Rahul likes to travel and spend time outdoors hiking. You can also find him at the WELL playing basketball.

Jennie Escalante ‘26 (she/he/they) - Vice President of Communications and Publicity
Bachelor of Art, Communication Studies
Jennie is a transfer student from San Francisco, CA excited to help organize and attend events with current students to mingle, make friends, and create connections with Alumni students within networking and relationship connections. They enjoy meeting new individuals through socializing, the media, or volunteering within their communities. On campus, they perform in their spare time with the Color Guard team and work part-time as a First-Year Advisor + New Student Orientation Leader over the summer. Her hobbies include performing, video games, and spending time with her loved ones.

Mohammad Imrose '25 (he/him) - Vice President of Community and Campus Relations
Bachelor of Science, International Computer Science
Mohammad Imrose, an International Computer Science student and a dynamic leader as the Vice President of Community and Campus Relations. His unwavering dedication to fostering a vibrant campus environment ensures an unparalleled Sacramento State experience for all students. Beyond his academic endeavors, Mohammad's heart thrives in the world of gaming, where he passionately explores virtual realms and challenges.

SAA Staff Advisor: Erin Mahoney (they/them)
Student and Recent Grad Engagement Officer
Sacramento State Alumni Association

Fall Semester Programs

Since it's never too early to think ahead, check out what we're planning for fall 2024!

Welcome Back Party
Start the school year right with SAA's Welcome Back Party! Join your fellow Hornets and get to know one another at this fun filled event. As always, this SAA event is FREE for current students, and is a great way to connect with other SAA members.

Networking Mocktail Party
Attend a crash course on networking skills, and then put them to use! This event connects current Hornets with Sac State alumni in a mocktail party setting, allowing students to chat with professionals and hone their networking skills.

Transfer Student Mixer
Attention all transfer students! Join us for pizza and fun as we help you feel more connected to campus and your fellow Hornets! We are partnering with the Transfer Resource Center to make sure you know about all the great resources at Sac State, all while getting to know folks who have taken a similar path.

Dance Marathon
SAA teams with KSSU and University Housing to start Homecoming weekend off right! This free event, featuring mocktails, games, live DJs, and more, takes place at the Harper Alumni Center on the Friday night before the big Homecoming game, and is open to all current Sac State students.

Take a moment to write a thank you note to the donors who have made many of your favorite parts of Sac State possible. Love the planetarium? Take nursing classes in Folsom Hall? Use the Broad Fieldhouse or watch Hornet Athletics? Have you received a scholarship? These, and many other aspects of your college experience, are thanks to donations.

SAA Study Break
As the semester closes and finals loom, join SAA for free coffee, snacks, and therapy dogs at the Alumni Center. We’ll have tables set up for folks who want a quiet place to study, and we’ll have relaxing activities for those who need to take a brain break and recover before exams.

Grad Toast
Calling all fall 2024 semester graduates, join us at the Harper Alumni Center to celebrate your accomplishments in style. This event is simple: gather, eat a few snacks, and raise a glass to the new grads! Invitations will be sent directly to our fall 2024 graduating students.

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Contact us and office hours


Spring semester office hours:
Stop by and see us! We are located in the Harper Alumni Center next to Hornet Stadium.
Coming soon!

SAA Staff Advisor: Erin Mahoney (they/them)
Telephone: (916) 278-4354