FAQs

CATS members are expected to staff a variety of different events both on and off campus, and the type of appropriate attire differs for each event. More formal events will require a polo and khakis (also known as "kholo"), certain cold weather events will see the need for khakis and a fleece jacket over your polo, and then there will be more casual events where a t-shirt and jeans is acceptable. Each combination is pictured below.

T-Shirts and JeansKhakis and PoloJacket and Khakis

Q: What does CATS stand for?
A: Connecting Alumni To Students

Q: What does it mean to be a member of CATS?
A: 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.

Q: How do I apply for CATS?
A: CATS applications are available each fall semester in October.

Q: Who are the executive officers?

A:

President:  Clarine Ford

VP of STAT: Austin Hansen

VP of Traditions: Joslyn Aldape

VP of External Relations: Sammy Kaster

VP of Internal Relations: Beth Sullivan

 

Q: Who is the advisor for CATS?

A: Connie Hansen (constance.hansen@uni.edu)

Q: What is the Traditions Challenge?
A: The Traditions Challenge Book boasts a plethora of challenges.  It's is a "must-do" list of campus activities that everyone should participate in before graduation.  There really is something for everyone.  It includes athletics, musical/theatrical productions, visiting the museum, just hanging out at the dining center, plus much more.  UNI's traditions are part of our campus' continually evolving history.

Q: What is the Polar Bare Run, Walk or Roll?

A: Polar Bare is the largest philanthropy event that CATS hosts.  It is help each fall and is a clothing drive for Cedar Valley non-profit organizations in need to clothing.

Q: What is the relationship between STAT and CATS?
A:  CATS oversee and run the STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow) program.