The Student Alumni Association is an organization that does more than tailgate.
The group was created for current Troy University students, and it is specifically “trying really, really hard to support Troy athletics” this year, according to President Carlie Spencer, a sophomore mathematics and computer science major from Montgomery.
This new focus of the organization led to a volleyball tailgate on Oct. 8.
“We gave out free sunglasses and Chick-fil-A, and even had a raffle,” said Spencer. “We got rid of all of the food, so it was pretty successful.”
Another tailgate took place before the Oct. 17 soccer game.
On Nov. 8, before the Georgia State football game, the Student Alumni Association will be hosting a tailgate at the Alumni House. Another tailgate will take place right outside the basketball arena before the Ole Miss game on Nov. 17.
The Student Alumni Association is also planning numerous community service-based events for the spring semester.
“The Student Alumni Association is a preview into what the alumni association will look for,” Spencer said. “And your first year for the Troy Alumni Association will be free if you are a member of the Student Alumni Association as a student.”
A $25 fee is required of members, and it is to be paid at the Alumni House, located at 100 Highland Ave.
The benefits of becoming a member of the Student Alumni Association include a free T-shirt, a car decal, and cozies. Members can also get new free things by simply going to the Alumni House.
Another benefit of becoming a member is free food at every tailgate.
Another benefit of membership, though, is getting 25 percent off on all Troy merchandise in the bookstore every day. This excludes textbooks, but includes all Troy attire.