In 1973, the Student Alumni Association, otherwise known as SAA, was formed. An extension of Iowa State's Alumni Association, the student leadership group developed innovative ways in which to remember past, present, and prospective students. An Executive Committee oversaw the original group, which consisted anywhere from 100-200 students and over a dozen committees.
In the spring of 2000, SAA became known as the membership/benefits organization, and the student leadership committee changed its name to the Student Alumni Leadership Council, or SALC. In 2017, SAA changed its name to Future Alumni Network (FAN).
Currently, more than 60 students serve on five committees as SALC continues to connect and involve students with Iowa State University through learning and leadership opportunities, events, services and Iowa State traditions, while fostering a sense of loyalty and pride.
SALC hopes to strengthen relationships with other on-campus organizations as well as present and future alumni by providing quality leadership experiences and programs. Upon graduating, the Alumni Association hopes the students of FAN and SALC will become contributing alumni, which requires involvement and dedication to the university.
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The core leadership group for SALC, "Exec" includes the President, Vice President, and Director of Marketing, along with the co-chairs of the Homecoming Central, Ambassadors, and Cyclone Alley Central committees and the Senior Class Council President and Vice President
Organizes spirit events such as Beat Iowa Week, FAN-related events, campus tours, and the Nearly Naked Mile
Cyclone Alley Central Committee
Responsible for all aspects of the student men's and women's basketball gameday experience in Cyclone Alley, including rewards, cheers/chants, marketing and communications, and special events
Homecoming Central Committee
Plans and implements all aspects of one of ISU's oldest traditions: its annual Homecoming celebration -- including Painting Victory Lane, Yell-Like-Hell, ExCYtement in the Streets, display contests, the silent auction at the ISUAA Cyclone Central tailgate, student tournaments, and more
Senior Class Council
Made up of ISU juniors and graduating seniors, SCC plans Senior Week and a variety of career events for ISU seniors
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.