As a member of the National Organization, Affiliated Student Advancement Programs, we promote the creed as all student advancement groups across the United States do: We believe that as students of Southern Illinois University, we have a special relationship with our Alma Mater that represents a lifetime of commitment in the fulfillment of our dreams and aspirations. As students, we are the focus of her goals and objectives. As alumni we will represent the result of her mission and the embodiment of her spirit in the world. What she is, we are; what she becomes, we become. Because we are the emerging essence of our institution, we will strive to enhance this special relationship between students, alumni, and others so that the heritage of our Alma Mater will always be a part of our lives for the present as we follow our dreams, and after graduation as we make them come true.