Founded in 1970, the Carnegie Involvement Association, or CIA was the first independent (non-Greek) organization to win Sweepstakes, or Buggy. Open to all members of the student body, CIA's objective is to strike the right balance between performing well and having a blast!
We invite everyone to try any and all of the various roles in this unique sport, and encourage members and friends to participate in our IM sports teams, join us for community service, weekly Half Price meals, and hang out with us at our social events and parties.
Drivers basically just lie there, but what little motion they need to do is critical to the race. The driver is responsible for getting the buggy around the course as quickly as possible and without incident, all while while lying prone inches from the ground at speeds approaching 40 mph.
Sometimes referred to as gnomes, mechanics are the members of our team that design, build, and maintain our buggies to keep them safe and fast. The natural habitat of the mechanics is inside the garage during the week, inside the tent during rolls, and inside the truck on Raceday.
The buggy would stay still at the start line if not for the pushers. Since the buggy derives its power from those pushing it, it is important that pushers be strong, fast, and in top physical form. The social life of the pusher revolves around the consumption of food, and as such the customary greeting for a pusher is a reminder to 'sup.'
Support is everyone and no one. One may be part of support for an hour, or for the rest of your college career; you never know. It's quite mystifying. Support is most visible when operating the flags used to signal to drivers, but they also are involved in performing the necessary chores so that the course can be used for practices and races.