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ASU Alumni Association adds 5 new groups to chapter network


March 05, 2014

Arizona State University Alumni Association recently added five new groups to its chapter network, bringing the total number of groups operated by the association and its alumni volunteers to 113.

The Alumni Association board, at its February meeting, approved the formation of chapter groups: in Hawaii, New Orleans, Northern Colorado and Mumbai, India. It also approved the chartering of a special-interest group for alumni affiliated with the Newman Center, located near the ASU Tempe campus.

These chapters will join a network that now includes 40 geographically based groups within the United States, 23 academic affiliates focused on graduates of specific degree programs at the university, 13 special interest chapters or clubs representing alums of registered student organizations and 37 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, hosting Sun Devil Send-Offs for incoming ASU students or awarding scholarships.

To learn more about the association’s chapter network, including how to organize a new group, visit http://alumni.asu.edu/groups.