What is AFA?
Founded in 2003, the Association of Future Alumni is a high-profile, high-energy student organization comprised of 50 selected members. As a member of AFA, you serve as a student ambassador for the UCA Alumni Association, focus on building connections with UCA Alumni, and instill the spirit of tradition, volunteerism, and philanthropy among students and future alumni.
How to Join AFA:
AFA applications are available each year in February, and the interview process is held at the end of March. To apply, you must sign-up through CubConnect. Applications are due March 13, 2023.
- Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- Must be a Sophomore classification by the end of the spring semester, which requires completion of 30 credit hours.
- Must be in good standing with the University.
AFA Events & Activities:
This organization participates in a variety of activities and events that require the dedication and commitment of each member.
Fight Song T-Shirts – During Welcome Week, AFA students pass out t-shirts at Conway Daze printed with the UCA Fight Song. These shirts arrive in time for the student’s first pep rally and football game.
Mudstock – Our largest student event of the year, each fall AFA hosts Mudstock, a day-long mud volleyball tournament. This tournament encourages individual students, residence halls, and organizations to form teams to compete in a unique UCA experience.
Alumni Connections – Two pillars of the Association of Future Alumni focus on philanthropy and networking. AFA members have the opportunity for both by volunteering for Alumni Association events, university events, and local community service projects. Through these activities, members can form strong connections, meet UCA constituents and many of our alumni.
UCA Official Ring – AFA designed the UCA Official Ring and launched the ring program in Spring 2008. Rings can be ordered during “Ring Order Days” held in the Fall and Spring or ordered online at www.jostens.com.
Homecoming – AFA assists with organizing the homecoming parade, Bears Giving Back canned food drive, and homecoming t-shirt design and sales. AFA assists with tailgating, Half Century Club brunch, and Alumni Homecoming Party.
Tailgating – AFA partners with the Alumni Association to host, plan and organize activities for students and alumni at home football games.
Roses for Grads – AFA members sell roses to graduate’s family members to present to the new grad. This is held prior to commencement in May and December each year.