Cater Lawn was filled on Wednesday from 11 to 1 p.m. as the Auburn Student Alumni Association celebrated 125 years of Auburn Women with current Auburn students.
“This event is primarily a student kickoff to familiarize students with the 125 Years of Women campaign,” said SGA Chief of Staff Samantha Moore.
The event was held on September 13th specifically marking the 125th anniversary of the first day women attended classes at Auburn, said Hannah Haynes, vice president of operations for War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen.
Free pizza was provided for all students who attended the celebration on Cater, and a number of musicians played in front of Cater Hall as students ate their lunches on the grass. Special guest and well-known mascot Aubie made an appearance, and a variety of games entertained participants including Auburn women’s history trivia.
Tables were set up for students to write letters to Auburn freshmen women or alumnae.
The 125 Years of Women campaign is spearheaded by the Auburn Student Alumni Association but is a collaborative effort between many organizations across campus, Moore said.
“I’m here as a student and an Auburn woman,” said Moore. “This event is about empowering other Auburn women.”
“My grandmother attended Auburn University back when women were still expected to wear long skirts to attend class,” said freshman Olivia Minor. “Events like the party on Cater showcase both our past, the new paths we’ve taken, and the possible paths to come.”