Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Athletic Affinities and Collaboration

Alumni Relations Partnership with Athletics

The Office of Alumni Relations partners with athletic teams to provide database services, help in planning alumni/ae games, anniversary and milestone celebrations, recognition events, special events, and to leverage resources for major weekends such as Reunion & Homecoming and Big Red Freakout. Through this partnership, we hope to help encourage all athletic alumni to return to campus. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at pedonp@rpi.edu or (518) 276-6061.

Services for Athletic Affinities:

Alumni Relations can store your alumni/ae information, provide lists, mailing labels, and e-mails as needed. We only ask that you help us keep it up-to-date with any information that you receive.

Over 10,000 updates per month are made to the alumni database. To help us make sure your alumni are included in these updates, we ask that you include a reference to the athletic address update form in all e-mail and print information sent to alumni. Athletic alumni may update their information by clicking here.

Major campus weekends
If you wish to leverage off Reunion & Homecoming and Big Red Freakout, we will help you advertise, and incorporate your events into the activities that are being planned for these major weekends. Being part of a major weekend gives your alumni even more incentive to come back to campus.

Dates to Remember:
Reunion & Homecoming 2014 – October 9-12
Reunion & Homecoming 2015 – October 2-4

Milestone Anniversary Celebrations (50th, 75th, etc.)
A great reason to celebrate is a milestone, such as “30 Years of Women’s Basketball at RPI,” the 1,000th win, etc. Let us know when you are planning events so that we can help you advertise and celebrate these special occasions.

Rensselaer Athletics Website
Results, rosters, schedules, how to get live stats or watch games live, follow RPI Athletics on social media, and more.

Order Athletics Gear Online
The official store of Engineer Athletics.

WRPI on the Web
Hear live action from football, and men's and women's hockey games thanks to WRPI and the Rensselaer Alumni Association. Visit the WRPI website and click on "Listen Online."

Let's Go Red! Booster Club
Support athletics and get access to campus facilities by joining Let's Go Red!

Facilities Use
Information for alumni regarding the use of campus athletic facilities.

Heffner Alumni House
The Heffner Alumni House is available for special anniversaries, milestone events, dinners, receptions, etc. To reserve the Heffner Alumni House, contact Elaine Young at phille@rpi.edu.

To read the entire text of the “Office of Alumni Relations Special Interest (Affinity) Group Guidelines,” please click here.

Sponsored Activities
Here are some of the events and activities that the Office of Alumni Relations helps or has helped to coordinate with athletic teams.

Annual Home Run Derby and alumni game at Reunion & Homecoming Alumni gathering at a baseball game in the spring

Men’s Basketball
Celebration of the 1969-1970 team in January 2005
Celebration of NCAA teams from 1972-1973, 1974-1975, and 1975-1976 in 2006

Women’s Basketball
Celebration of 30 Years of Women’s Basketball at RPI in 2006. Celebration of 2001 UCAA Women’s Basketball Champions Annual Alumnae Game Locker Room Dedication in Honor of Laurie "Shoe" Hendler '86

Men’s Hockey
Annual Alumni Game at Freakout Annual Golf Outing Legends of '85

Women’s Hockey
Annual Alumnae Game

Annual Golf Outing
Tailgate at all home and some away games Celebration of the Last Game on ’86 Field
Men’s Lacrosse
Annual alumni game at Reunion & Homecoming Annual gathering at Reunion

Men’s Soccer
Annual alumni game

Women’s Soccer
Annual alumnae game at Reunion & Homecoming

Annual alumnae game at Reunion & Homecoming Annual alumnae gathering in the spring

Swimming and Diving
Annual phonathon with student-athletes calling former swimmers and divers to support Let’s Go Red! – Swimming and Diving Annual gathering at Reunion & Homecoming

Track & Field / Cross-Country
Alumni gathering at the Footrace in Ft. Ticonderoga in memory of Duane Crammond ’03

Alumni/alumnae match at Reunion & Homecoming

Support diversity and inclusion

The broadcast of "Legends of '85: Celebrating Our National Champions" is now available to watch online. See team members Captain Mike Sadeghpour ’85, Mike Dark ’86, Ken Hammond ’85, and George Servinis ’86 discuss their winning season with game announcer Al Shibley. Includes some video footage of the championship game. Click here to watch the program.

Athletic Affinities

Baseball Alumni Association
Dustin Grabowski ’96
RPI Baseball Alumni Facebook Page

Women's Basketball Alumni Association
Karen (Wood)
Winningham ’03

Football Alumni Association
Mark Clark ’89
RPI Football Website

Women's Ice Hockey Alumni Association
Libby (Eldridge) Dupee ’01

Men's Hockey Alumni Association
Mike Sadeghpour ’85

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Association
Chris Long '94

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Association
Emily Donowick '09

Women's Soccer Alumni Association
Kristy Kolb '08

Softball Alumni Association
Larina (Suker) Riley ’00

Swimming and Diving Alumni Association
Meghan Hartman ’04

Visit www.rpiathletics.com for detailed information regarding athletics and individual sports web pages.

Athletics Introduces New Web Features
The latest additions to the site include the ability for RPI fans to receive score updates through text messages, the reception of stories via RSS feeds, and a mobile version of the athletic department’s site.

Text Messages
(SMS Alerts)
Fans can sign up for text messages – or SMS Alerts – in which they receive an alert on their phone or PDA device with the final score of each game in the sport for which they choose. Those interested simply need to click here and follow the steps for inclusion.

RSS Feeds
Feeds that include news links, headlines, summaries, and links to www.rpiathletics.com are created and disseminated. Those who choose to receive RSS feeds are provided stories based on the sports they select. To sign up for RSS feeds click here.

RPI's Mobile Web Site
Access RPI Athletics Mobile site using your iPhones and Windows CE devices. Link to this site by visiting: www.rpiathletics.com/mobile