Faculty & Staff Resources
Engaged alumni are an important resource to the university. Our team works to make sure faculty and staff have the resources necessary to maintain connections with their alumni. Staff also work with campus units to make sure alumni events, annual giving campaigns or other activities are successful. You can find answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the services we provide here. We also encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Alumni Relations FAQs
Why are alumni important to my department?
Alumni are the single greatest example of the quality of an institution. Staying in touch with them will benefit your department in more ways than we can describe. Here are a few reasons to invest in reaching out to your alumni.
- Identify internship opportunities for your current students
- Enrich your lectures by inviting alumni to participate in class
- Discover leaders to assist in fundraising campaigns
- Develop ambassadors to recruit new students to your department
- Survey alumni for accreditation requirements and program planning
How do I start engaging alumni from my department/school/student group?
There are numerous ways to engage your alumni. Participate in one of our signature events, organize a volunteer activity, start a facebook page, host a reunion, etc. We encourage you to contact us to discuss opportunities that are best suited for your unit and budget. (Some financial sponsorship is available) We also recommend that you complete our Alumni Engagement Planning Tool. This tool will identify your specific alumni engagement related goals and serve as a starting point for more in depth conversations about how we can help you.
How can I get a list of alumni from my department?
Alumni Relations maintains a database of alumni contact information. Complete an Alumni Information Request Form and Confidentiality Agreement to get started.
What do I do if I know one of our alumni has moved or changed their contact info?
Contact Alumni Relations by phone. Our staff will ask you a series of questions to determine if the information you have about a particular alumna/alumnus is up-to-date.