In 1996, the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association created the Student Alumni Association (now known as UNI S.T.A.T.). The purpose of the organization was to introduce students to the Alumni Association while they were still on campus and to encourage students to utilize local businesses, all while saving money on products and services. Recently, the organization has added two components to the program: philanthropy and the official spirit group for Panther Athletics.
In our first year, more than 350 students took advantage of the valuable benefits package we offered. Since then, the program has grown immensely, with more discounts and special events throughout the year.
In the spring of 2002, the Student Alumni Association became S.T.A.T., Students Today Alumni Tomorrow. The name change gave the organization a truly unique identity.
Participation in the program continues to grow each year, and our membership now exceeds 2,200 students.
How can I be a student and an alumnus at the same time?
All S.T.A.T. members are students. Whether you're a new freshman, a current student, a transfer student, or a graduate student, you are all encouraged to join STAT! Alumni are not allowed to join, unless returning for a post-graduate degree, because STAT is designed specifically for students currently enrolled at UNI. Our goal is to give students a preview of what it means to be a member of the UNI Alumni Association once they have graduated.
What is the purpose of UNI S.T.A.T.?
STAT was created by the UNI Alumni Association to offer students the benefits of the Alumni Association while they're still in school and encourage them to be an active member of this university, both on campus and in the surrounding community. Our members will leave UNI with knowledge of the services their Alumni Association can provide.
Why should I join?
STAT offers each of its members a benefits package that contains a membership shirt, a special incentive item (ex. a drawstring bag, a lanyard, etc.), coupons, and a key fob with access to valuable discounts at numerous area businesses across the Cedar Valley. STAT does not hold meetings, but we do host members-only events and promotions. We’ll notify you via our website and e-mail when a special event or offer is being extended.
What does it cost to join?
The cost for one academic year of membership is $35. Your membership is valid from the first day of classes until May 31st of the following year. We accept cash, checks (payable to UNI AA), credit/debit cards, or you may charge your dues to your U-Bill.
How do I join?
Join online. Call our office at 273-7831. Stop by our office at 1012 W 23rd Street (across from University Book and Supply). Mail your dues payment to S.T.A.T., 1012 W 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0284.
Does S.T.A.T. offer any unique opportunities?
In addition to exclusive S.T.A.T.-member-only events, the UNI Alumni Association will expose students to additional benefits. This include exclusive student groups, our traditions program, and our mascot program. Interested in learning more? Follow the links below!