"No other organization has such a lasting and enduring impact on so many Panthers. No matter how busy I was, I always made time for CATS, and I was always rewarded for my commitment with happy memories and great friends." 

--Spencer Walrath, '12 CATS Alumni

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CATS Mission Statement

Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) exists to: enhance the University of Northern Iowa as a great place to live and learn; to serve as UNI's official keepers of traditions and represent the university in a positive manner to the various on- and off-campus constituents; and serve as a link between students, administration, and alumni.

Passion. Respect. Learning. Reliability. Making A Difference.

CATS is a member organization of the Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP). ASAP is a program sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CATS is a member in District 6 of ASAP.

Purple for Life! University of Northern Iowa has more than 110,000 alums.