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Who We Are

Rensselaer's Red & White Student Organization is a group of students who serve as ambassadors of Rensselaer, representing the institute to its constituency--the alumni, the campus and the community. 

As a member of this popular and professional organization, you will have the opportunity to interact with alumni, develop leadership and communication skills, and participate in university, presidential and alumni events.  Members also help to promote the traditions of Rensselaer, guide seniors through the transition from students to alumni, and instill a sense of pride in the institute. Click here for a list of current members or see our brochure for more information.

Formed in 1995 within the Office of Alumni Relations, Red & White builds relationships with alumni and the community, generates pride in the university, and promotes student awareness of the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA).

What We Do

Our activities include interacting with alumni, community representitives, and students at institution events. Members also travel to regional alumni chapter events, attend professional and communication skills training seminars, and participate in team-building member events. Every member is involved in at least one of our five committees: Alum101, Campus Relations, Corporate Relations, Traditions, and weR.

Red & White also hosts tours for alumni returning to campus. For more information, please visit the Alumni Tours page.

You can find Red & White at:

  • Presidential Events and Programs
  • Institute Advancement Events
  • Alumni Relations Programs
  • Rensselaer Alumni Association Activities
  • Traditions Program
  • Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond (NRB)
  • Alum101 Activities for Juniors and Seniors
  • Regional Alumni Chapter Programs
  • Alumni Tours
  • Reunion & Homecoming
  • Big Red Freakout
  • Community Service Activities
  • Alumni Receptions and Dinners
  • Alumni Hall of Fame Activities
  • Corporate visits
  • Study days
  • weR Bright (Christmas lights on the '86 Field)

How To Join

Red & White members are dedicated and positive students who want to share their pride in their alma mater with everyone involved in the Rensselaer community. If you enjoy meeting new people, want to develop leadership skills and give back to Rensselaer, we encourage you to visit our recruitment page and fill out the application.

The recruitment process occurs in the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. The Recruitment Committee reviews all applications, invites candidates for Open Houses, and conducts applicant interviews.










The Red & White Student Organization partners with the Rensselaer Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations to provide programs and services to the alumni.

Rensselaer Alumni Association