OXFORD, Ohio--The Miami University Athletics Department has announced that any student who joins Red Alert, the largest student organization that supports Miami Athletics, will receive enhanced benefits for the 2013-14 season.

For only $20 a year, a Miami student will receive benefits and rewards including, but not limited to, an exclusive Red Alert t-shirt, gear, free food at Tailgate Town before home weekend football games, and cookouts during baseball and softball seasons.

For several years, Red Alert members have been granted priority seating at football (50-yardline) and basketball (Hawks’ Squad access). Red Alert members will now receive priority seating at ice hockey via early entry during a certain time prior to each game. Starting with the Miami-Ohio State home regular-season opener on Saturday, October 12, those Red Alert members who take advantage of this access will also have the ability to choose their preferred seat in the student section at Steve “Coach” Cady Arena.

All Oxford campus students will continue to receive FREE admission into Miami ice hockey and all other home varsity regular-season athletic contests, with a valid student ID. The University has yet to turn away a student for FREE admission to a home game.

“We hope Miami students choose to join Red Alert, not only for the extra benefits, but also to support and engage in the Miami Athletics experience across all of our sports,” said Athletics Director David Sayler.

The goal of Red Alert is to bring students together to create one of the best home-site advantages in college athletics while simultaneously leading the spirit and upholding tradition on Miami’s campus. Non-members can join at any time. To join Red Alert, please visit 203 Millett Hall during normal business hours (8-5 p.m.) with a valid student ID, or visit the Red Alert table on game day.