What is the Student Organization for Alumni Relations?


The Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) program is available to all current UofL students.  SOAR's goal is to cultivate relationships between students and alumni, enhance the student experience, and promote the traditions of the university and the Alumni Association.

Who can join?

SOAR is available to ALL current UofL students!

What is required of members?

Unlike many organizations on campus, there are no requirements for SOAR, and no meetings.  YOU decide what you want out of your membership, and you are free to attend as many or as few events and programs as you wish.  It's all about the BENEFITS, and of course, we want to encourage you to make the most of your time here at UofL.

What's in it for me?

For signing up you receive a SOAR membership bag that includes a reusable Alumni Association bag, SOAR t-shirt, a SOAR water bottle, a SOAR lanyard, and lots of other giveaways.  SOAR members also have access to the vast University of Louisville alumni network and their limitless knowledge and experience!

How is SOAR different from SAA?

SOAR's goal is to cultivate relationships between students and alumni, enhance the student experience, and promote the traditions of the University and the Alumni Association.  Student Alumni Ambassadors share that same goal, but the group also acts as the executive committee, or the governing body for SOAR.  SAA members oversees the planning and execution of programs and events as well as the organization's overall strategic direction.  These students also works closely with the UofL Alumni Association staff as the official hosts of the Alumni Association.

What do I need to do to be involved?

Be involved!  This organization is what you make it to be.  There are no requirements, but feel free to join a committee.

How long is the membership?

Yearly membership begins and ends on July 1st.

How do I sign up?

Please fill out the printable membership form (pdf) and return to a SOAR representative in the Alumni Association office, or you can mail it in with your cash or personal check payment.

Where is the SOAR office located?

SOAR and SAA's office is located in the Alumni Association office.  The Alumni Association's office is located on the second floor of the University Club, or, if you need to talk to someone, call us at 502-852-6186.