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.
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?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.