The first conception of a student-run organization that promoted student-alumni engagement was inaugurated in 1986. Known as the Queen’s Student Team on Alumni Relations (STAR), this group was restructured in September of 2008 as the Queen’s Student Alumni Association (QSAA). This change was implemented to better transition students into the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA).
The QSAA is a key Queen’s leader for student-alumni relationship building. These volunteer student leaders work alongside the department of Alumni Relations and the QUAA Board to be best equipped to reach the needs of the student body in balance with the work and priorities of the University. Likewise to Alumni Relations at Queen’s, the QSAA is proud to call Summerhill its home.
Ultimately, QSAA encourages the student body to maintain a strong, spirited connection to the Queen’s community by transitioning students to be informed, involved, and invested alumni. It does this by:
The QSAA operates as a non-for-profit organization, led by student volunteers who comprise the following teams: