Alumnae Benefits

How to access your benefits:

Alumnae must obtain an alumnae card, which verifies status as a graduate. Click here to apply for your card. Alumnae can receive a card by contacting the Office of Alumnae Relations at 518-244-2242 or via email at [email protected]

Benefits Include:

  • Admissions/Tuition Benefits
  • Alumnae Legacy Scholarships
  • Recreation and Fitness Facilities
  • Academic Computing Centers
  • Career Services
  • Alumnae Publications
  • Library Access
  • Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance Program

Admissions/Tuition Benefits

Alumnae/i of Russell Sage College, Sage College of Albany (formerly Sage JCA), and the School of Professional & Continuing Education (formerly Sage After Work or Sage Evening College) are eligible for a 10% discount of their first 6 credit hours at Sage Graduate School, as well as an application fee waiver.

Alumnae/i Legacy Scholarships

The Sage Colleges Alumnae/Alumni Award is valued at $2,000/year, is given to first-time, full-time freshmen or transfer students (accepted to Russell Sage College or Sage College of Albany) whose parents or grandparents graduated from one of The Sage Colleges. This award is renewable for up to 3 additional years provided that the student remain in good academic standing and maintains full-time status. (Total possible award $8,000)

Recreation and Fitness Facilities

All the facilities listed below regardless of which campus they are located on, are available for use by all Sage Colleges alumni for an annual fee of $100. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 518-244-2416.

  • Fitness Centers:
    • THE FITSTOP: Located on the lower level of the Kahl Campus Center, Albany Campus
    • McKinstry Fitness Center: Located on the ground floor of McKinstry Hall, Troy Campus
  • Pool
    • Located in Hart Hall, Troy Campus
  • Group Fitness Classes:
    • Structured recreation opportunities are offered on both campuses and may include Zumba, Yoga, Karate Fitness, Bootcamp, circuit training and many more, all taught by certified instructors.

*Please note that all facilities have limited hours during breaks and are closed on days that The Sage Colleges are closed.

Check out the McKinstry Fitness Center:

Academic Computing Centers

Alumnae have access to the computer labs in Froman Hall on the Albany campus (518-292-1913) and in the lower level of Bush Memorial on the Troy campus (518-244-2352). Contact each lab for hours of operation and information on the technology available, or visit the Sage Computer Centers webpage.

Career Services

The Sage Colleges is committed to serving its alumnae through a variety of career development services. Graduates are welcome at the two Career Planning offices - on the third floor in the Shea Learning Center on the Troy Campus and on the third floor of the library in Albany. Alumnae can receive assistance with their resume, cover letter, statement of purpose, networking, interviewing skills, job search, graduate school applications, personality/interest assessments of career fit, and other career guidance surrounding career/job change and re-entering the workforce. Full-time and part-time employment leads are always available, and alumnae can review and apply for current job, internship, and volunteer opportunities via SAGELink.

Alumnae can access career information through the Career Planning website, which will continue to be updated in an effort improve the resources available to its constituencies.  Links to career sites and employment opportunities, career handbooks (on resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing, networking and more) as well as information on how to research employers, salary information, cost of living comparisons, and relocation information are available on-line.  Regular updates with information about job leads and career-related information are also shared via Facebook (Sage Office of Career Planning) and Twitter (@SageCareer).

Alumnae can also volunteer to participate in programs such as job shadowing, internships and career panels. They can also recruit on campus, post jobs, offer internships, and participate in the annual Career Fairs as an employer.  Career Planning would also love to hear about your career development and endeavors since graduating from The Sage Colleges, as the Office has begun to highlight alumnae career stories to share with current students and alumnae.

To make an appointment with a counselor, call 518-244-2272 on the Troy Campus, or 518-292-1793 on the Albany Campus. Career Counselors can also be reached at their e-mail addresses posted on the web pages. Alumnae may also receive assistance and resume/cover letter critiques via e-mail and telephone. Evening appointments can be arranged.


Alumnae Publications

The Office of Communications produces the following alumnae/i publications:

Connections, for Russell Sage College alumnae

Sage Horizons, the magazine for alumni of all The Sage Colleges.

Library Access

Alumnae have access to both the Troy and Albany campus libraries. Specific information about alumnae access to the library can be found here: Alumnae Access to Library Resources

In Troy, the Library is located in the Shea Learning Center at 40 Ferry Street and can be reached by calling 518-244-2249.

In Albany, the library is located at 140 New Scotland Avenue, between Froman Hall and the residence hall.  Alumni Access to the Albany Campus Library is possible during all hours of regular operation.  To contact the Albany campus library, please call 518-292-1721.

Auto, Home, and Renters Insurance Program

A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual has partnered with Russell Sage College to offer alumnae exclusive savings on quality auto insurance. We also offer discounts such as Multi-Car that could save you even more.* Call 844-802-4360 or visit Liberty Mutual to learn more or get a free quote.

*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.