UMSL Alumni Affinity Organizations



Alumni Affinity Organizations

 • bring together alumni who have a shared interest, common goal or regional connection

 work to advance the University

• build and strengthen individual relationships and connections

What is an affinity?

A community of interest that opens the door to unlimited opportunities for alumni to be connected. 

• Academic
• Cultural
• Geographic 
• Professional
• Groups you enjoyed as a student
• Lifestyle interests

One size does not fit all

The UMSL Alumni Association has made things easier for alumni who want to form an affinity organization to begin by choosing a structure that best suits its needs.  The difference between the structures is highlighted below.

Chapters

• Sponsor a minimum of 3 engagement activities per year
• Led by a committee or board of at least 4 volunteers
• Annually elect officers or chairs
• Follow Alumni Association guidelines and chapter by-laws.
• Develop annual goals and engagement strategies.
• May request annual Alumni Association allocation to support activities.
• Receive guidance from Alumni E
ngagement staff.


 

Networks

•  Sponsor a minimum of 2 activities per year.
•  Led by a committee of at least 4 volunteers.
•  Follow Alumni Association guidelines.
•  Develop annual goals and engagement strategies.
•  May request annual Alumni Association allocation to support activities.
•  Receive guidance from Alumni Engagement staff.

Groups

•  Sponsor 1 engagement activity per year or less frequently.
•  Consults with Alumni Engagement staff liaison to coordinate activity.
•  Follows Alumni Association guidelines.
•  Develops goals for engagement activity.
•  Consults with Alumni Engagement staff to determine funding assistance options for activity.

 

Current UMSL Alumni Affinity Organizations

Regional

Chicago Alumni Network

Greater Washington DC Alumni Network

Florida Alumni Network


Academic

Accounting Young Professionals Network 

Business Alumni Chapter

Chemistry Alumni Network

Engineering Alumni Network

Gerontology Alumni Network

NPML Alumni Network

Pierre Laclede Honors College Alumni Network

Social Work Alumni Network