Membership and benefits
Students who donate $25 or more to any JMU fund (excluding athletics) are immediately qualified as benefit-level members with access to services and programs, including alumni-student networking events. Members of the JMU Student Alumni Association enjoy the following benefits:
Opportunities to network with fellow Dukes, both students and alumni, through a variety of activities such as:
- Networking dinners
- Career development opportunities
- Receptions with JMU VIPs, including President Alger
- Volunteer and service events
- Homecoming activities
Member-only invitations to alumni chapter events, both at JMU and at home
Maintaining and upholding Madison traditions such as Senior Candle Lighting and Fight Song T-shirts
20% off at the JMU Bookstore*
Special SAA gear, including drawstring backpack, notebook, apparel and more
- Board Members will also receive SAA Polos
A chance to truly leave your legacy for generations of students behind you
*20% SAA discount applies to merchandise (not books) every Friday.
About the Student Alumni Association
What is the JMU Student Alumni Association?
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) creates opportunities for students to interact with alumni to form meaningful, lasting relationships long after graduation. This organization also encourages and promotes the philanthropic spirit on campus that helps to advance the mission and development of JMU.
Why is the JMU SAA important to students?
You’re only a JMU student for four years (or maybe a few more!), but you’re a Madison alum forever. Your time at JMU is something that you will always cherish, but why wait to celebrate your experience after graduation when you can do so now? By becoming a member of the Student Alumni Association, you will have opportunities to network with current alumni, develop marketable skills, and promote JMU’s commitment to philanthropy, community and engagement.
What types of events does the JMU SAA host?
We offer a wide variety of events with the intent to help alumni and students interact and remain connected. These events range from networking dinners, career development, events during Homecoming, and various other events throughout the year. There’s always an opportunity to celebrate the Madison Experience with the SAA!