SSA Alumni Network
Evertrue, the software provider that hosted the previous SSA Alumni Connect website and mobile app, was recently purchased by Graduway, the leading alumni community software provider. With this switch comes a brand-new, more user-friendly SSA Alumni Network website and mobile app! You can now easily find alumni in your area, access directory information and network with your fellow classmates.
The SSA Alumni Network features:
- An integrated connection to classmates through LinkedIn
- Easy access to the searchable alumni directory on your desktop or mobile device
- A convenient way to update and tailor your professional and personal profiles
Two Ways to Access the Directory
- Log in to the online directory
NOTE: If you already have the SSA Alumni Connect mobile app, use the same login credentials. If you have login credentials for the old Alumni Association Online Network, but do not have the SSA Alumni Mobile app, please follow the instructions on the alumni directory page to create a new account.
- Download the Graduway Community mobile app (see instructions below)
- Download the iOS app or Android app or search "Graduway Community" to find the Shady Side Alumni Network in the App Store or Google Play.
- Once the app is downloaded to your device, search for Shady Side Academy in the list of schools. Once you create a login using the email address where you receive SSA alumni emails and your account is authenticated, the icon on your device will switch to the yellow SSA seal icon.
- Review your profile
- Start connecting and invite other alumni to download
The SSA Alumni Network information is for the use of Shady Side Academy alumni only. This information should not be used for solicitation purposes of any kind.
Please ensure you are using the email address where you receive SSA alumni-related emails. In order to authenticate, the email used must match an alumnus' preferred email address in our database. If you believe you are using the correct email or we do not have an email on file for you, please contact Jamie (Brush) Scott '98 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-968-3032.
SSA Social Media Channels
Like the official Shady Side Academy Facebook page for SSA news, photos, events and more. Many classes have their own Facebook group page. Log on and search for your class.
Follow the official Shady Side Academy LinkedIn Page and connect with SSA alumni, faculty and staff.
Follow the official Shady Side Academy Twitter feed for SSA news, photos, videos and more.
Subscribe to the official Shady Side Academy YouTube channel to view the latest school and event videos.
Follow the official Shady Side Academy Instagram feed to view photos of life at all four SSA campuses. Follow the SSA Alumni Instagram feed to view photos of alumni events, stay connected to the Academy and to each other.
Or, visit the new #SSANow section of the website to see all of SSA's social media feeds in one place, as well as SSA blogs, videos and photos!
What is the SSA Alumni Network?
A web-based networking platform dedicated to helping Shady Side alumni connect with former classmates and expand their career connections.
Are all of my classmates listed in the Alumni Network? What information is public?
All alumni will appear in the SSA Alumni Network. Only an alumnus’ name and class year are listed. All other information remains private until an alumnus creates a profile and makes additional information public.
Is the Alumni Network mobile-friendly?
Yes. It was designed to ensure optimal viewing on all devices, including desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and more.
Is the Alumni Network available as an app?
Yes. It is currently available on Google Play and the App Store.
Does the Alumni Network have a search feature?
Yes. Users can search by name, class year, keyword and more.
Can anyone access the Alumni Network?
No. Anyone that logs in with an email address that matches the email address listed in the school’s alumni database can automatically log into the Alumni Network. All other users must be authenticated by the SSA administrator before they can access the network. The approval process takes 24-48 hours.
Can the network be used for solicitation or business purposes?
No! The content and directory information contained in SSA’s Alumni Network is for use by registered/ authorized users only and should be used for non-commercial, non-solicitation, and non-political personal communication between individuals. Use of this information in any other way is strictly prohibited and may result in revocation of directory access or legal action as appropriate. Directory information may not be used by anyone other than the authorized user viewing it and may not be distributed or sold.
I updated my information, but it's not appearing that way in my profile.
Each section on the "update your profile" page has its own individual "update" button. You must click this button for each section you update before clicking "I'm done updating" when you're finished.