Connecting with Letterwinner AlumniCommunication: In coordination with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Athletics Development, the R Association has put together a comprehensive letterwinner contact information database with an increased focus on communication. The launch of a new e-newsletter, a revamped website and an increasing social media presence will allow for a variety of ways to stay connected.
Networking: The R Association is a strong networking and professional development avenue for Rice letterwinners. A close relationship between the R Association and the Office of Alumni Affairs places an emphasis on regional groups in cities across the country as well as furthering the engagement of young alumni.
Volunteer Projects: For groups visiting Rice University and Rice Athletics events, volunteer opportunities create visibility for the R Association beyond the Rice community. Projects emphasize academics and sports for local youth and work in conjunction with those brought to campus through various marketing and group ticket sales initiatives.
Connecting with Current Student-AthletesAwards and Scholarships: The R Association provides two postgraduate scholarships, the Stancliff-Sass Scholarship and the Stancliff-Duckett Scholarship, to graduating senior student-athletes in pursuit of an advanced degree. These scholarships are named in honor of past letterwinners.
Mentorship: The R Association works closely with Rice Athletics Student-Athlete Development to further mentoring and internship programs. These programs provide a tremendous opportunity to connect past Rice Owls with current student-athletes in pursuit of their professional goals.
Special Projects: The R Association works with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to connect letterwinners with the projects of our student-athletes. Current projects include SAAC food and blood drives.
Events: The R Association hosts numerous events for letterwinner alumni and current student-athletes throughout the year, including the Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Night of the Owl and various recognition, social and fundraising events.