How to Access Your Benefits

Alumnae must obtain an alumnae card, which verifies status as a graduate. You may apply for a free alumni card online, or contact the Office of Alumnae Relations via email at

Admissions and 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 Legacy Scholarships

A $2000 per year legacy scholarship is available 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 (excluding JCA). The award does not increase if both parents graduated from Sage, only one $2000 award would be applied.

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:

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.

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. Alumnae can also volunteer to participate in programs such as job shadowing, internships and career panels.

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, for more information please visit Career Planning.

Alumni Publications

  • Horizons, the magazine for alumni of all The Sage Colleges.
  • Connections, the magazine for alumnae of Russell Sage College.
  • Crossroads, a publication for alumni of Sage JCA, Sage Evening College, Sage College of Albany, Sage After Work and Sage Graduate School.

Library Access

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

In order to enter the library, Alumnae will need to sign in with the front desk and present their Alumnae Benefits Card. On Campus Wi-Fi using personal laptops is ONLY available to those currently enrolled at The Sage Colleges.

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.

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

Alumnae are eligible for a 10% discount on regular prices merchandise when they present their Alumnae card. Not applicable on Diploma frames, sale or clearance items.

Plum Benefits

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Liberty Mutual Auto & Renters Insurance
As a Russell Sage College graduate, you could save hundreds on insurance for your car, your computer, and your personal belongings with Liberty Mutual Insurance auto and renters policies. Plus, you have access to other great benefits such as:

  • Multi-Policy, New Graduate, and New to Liberty Mutual discounts
  • Accident Forgiveness and New Car Replacement
  • 12-Month Rate Guarantee on auto insurance

For a free, no-obligation quote, call 1-800-524-9400 or visit

Disclaimer: The Sage Colleges will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these terms of use, or inability to use the benefits listed on the website.

Alumnae Relations

Joan Clifford, RSC '82
Director of Alumnae Relations

Russell Sage College
Alumnae Relations
Slingerland Alumnae House
69 First Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-244-2242

Fax: 518-244-2254