Arizona State University Alumni Association recently added 10 new groups to its chapter network, bringing the total number of groups operated by the association and its alumni volunteers to 146.
The Alumni Association board, at its Aug. 20 meeting, approved the formation of a photography club for alumni, as well as a chapter for alumni of ASU’s AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute program. The board also approved the formation of geographic chapters in south Florida and Prescott, Ariz. Additionally, the board approved the creation of international connection groups in Austria, the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Taiwan, and Spain.
These groups will join a network that now includes 44 geographically based groups within the United States, 23 academic affiliates focused on graduates of specific degree programs at the university, 19 special interest chapters or clubs representing alums of registered student organizations, and 60 international connection groups, representing Sun Devil alums worldwide.
The primary goal of chapters is to keep alumni connected to ASU, whether it be through their academic program, their current geographic location or the registered student organizations or university sponsored student groups in which they participated.
Chapters sponsor a range of activities for their members, including networking events, Sun Devil game-watching celebrations, outdoor recreational activities, and service-oriented volunteer projects. Many chapters give back to the next generation of ASU students by providing mentoring services, by hosting Sun Devil Send-Offs for incoming ASU students, or by awarding scholarships.
To learn more about the association’s chapter network, including how to organize a new group, visit http://alumni.asu.edu/groups.