What is AFA?
Founded in 2003, the Association of Future Alumni is a high profile, high energy student organization that is 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.
- Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- Must be a Sophomore classification by end of spring ’19, 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 students first pep rally and football game.
Tradition Keepers – AFA partners with the Student Government Association to provide each freshman with a tradition keeper at Freshmen Convocation. These books familiarize students with UCA facts and traditions.
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.
Freshmen Survival Kits – AFA sponsors UCA Freshmen Survival kits. Parents are given the chance to help their new student transition to college by purchasing a survival kit that contains college essentials. Survival Kits are $20 each & on sale July 1-August 10, 2019. Call 501-852-7463 to order one.
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 are able to form connections with one another, 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 can be ordered online anytime www.balfour.com.
Homecoming – AFA organizes 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 up with the Alumni Association in order to host, plan and organize activities for students and alumni at home football games.
Roses for Grads – AFA members sell roses to graduates family members so they can be presented as a present to the new grad. This is held prior to commencement in May each year.