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