ASU Alumni Association adds four new groups to chapter network

Aug. 25, 2014/Tempe, Ariz.- Arizona State University Alumni Association recently added four new groups to its chapter network, bringing the total number of groups operated by the association and its alumni volunteers to 128.

The Alumni Association board, at its Aug. 22 meeting, approved the formation of a Devil’s Horns alumni club for former members of the Sun Devil Marching Band, and international connection groups in Italy, Morocco and Thailand. These groups will join a network that now includes 46 geographically based groups within the United States, 23 academic affiliates focused on graduates of specific degree programs at the university, 18 special interest chapters or clubs representing alums of registered student organizations, and 41 international connection groups, representing Sun Devil alums worldwide.

Christine K. Wilkinson, president of the Alumni Association, said that the expansion of the chapter network greatly facilitated the association’s engagement efforts.

“ASU alumni are moving to various places around the world and many of them want to continue celebrating their Sun Devil spirit and giving back to the university through volunteerism,” she said. “We’re pleased to support their efforts to stay connected with ASU and spread its message globally.”

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.

About the Arizona State University Alumni Association

Founded in 1894, the ASU Alumni Association connects ASU’s 380,000-plus alumni. Dedicated to serving and uniting all graduates of ASU, the Alumni Association hosts programs and oversees numerous groups that enhance the alumni experience and help alumni engage with their alma mater. For more information, visit http://alumni.asu.edu.