Southern needs alumni volunteers like you to offer the most effective programs and services possible. Here's how you can help:
Volunteer for the A to G Program (Admissions to Graduation)
This CASE-Gold Award Winning Program follows a student from Admissions through and past graduation, forming a complete circle of the student experience.
As an Admissions Committee member, you will be able to: Represent Southern at high school college fairs in my area. Write congratulatory postcards in the Spring to admitted students. Attend a reception in your home area for prospective students and their families. Host a reception in your home area for prospective students and their families. Refer potential applicants to Southern. To volunteer, fill out our Alumni Admissions Volunteer form.
Alumni Professionals Day
Stay tuned for the date in fall of 2015 for alumni professionals to meet students in a relaxed atmosphere and talk about what it's like to do what you do. It's a day that can impact a student's career path with your insight!
Alumni - Student Mentoring
Volunteer to be a mentor to a student! You will meet your mentee on March 23, 2015 at the Alumni-Student Mentoring Kick-Off Reception. Alumni share their time and talents with our students by mentoring them in a professional field of interest. To volunteer as a mentor, click here. MENTORS STILL NEEDED!
To participate as a student mentee, please click here.
Help a student by offering an internship to gain real-world work experience in their area of interest. It's been proven that students with internship experience are far more likely than their counterparts without it to achieve employment in their field sooner! We work with the Career Services Center at Southern to list internships for our students. Click here to register.
What happens after graduation? Alumni Networks! We are forming alumni networks in the following areas for both social and professional networking. New Haven, Hartford, Northwest Connecticut, New London, Fairfield, Western Connecticut, Middlesex County, Boston, New York, Southeastern Florida, Southwestern Florida, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego.
Networks help alumni connect with each other, stay connected to SCSU and open a wide range of new relationships in your professional field and in your social network. Please contact Michelle Johnston if you would like to help with a network in your area. JohnstonM2@SouthernCT.edu
Other Volunteer Opportunities
One of our most important committees, you will help to research and recommend alumni for various awards and help to plan the events associated.
This committee is responsible for conducting the nomination and election process for the Association.
This committee provides guidance in maintaining Alumni Association budgetary needs includes budget development & all financial matters affecting the Association.
Do you love Homecoming as much as we do? Would you like to use your creativity to
help us make Homecoming spectacular? Join the Homecoming Committee and make a difference!
Email Michelle Johnston to volunteer: JohnstonM2@SouthernCT.edu
This committee specializes in planning on- and off-campus network opportunities, as well as homecoming and reunion get-togethers. Provides hospitality at post-season athletic contests. Helps in the development of Chapters & Clubs.
This very important committee reviews student applications and helps to choose student scholars for the over 180 scholarships established by our alumni.
How can you get involved?
There are numerous ways in which you can support your alma mater. Here are a few:
- Join one of the Alumni Association committees; they would love your help.
- Volunteer at any of our events including Homecoming, the Distinguished & Outstanding Alumni Awards or other events.
- Be a mentor to our students - call the Office of Alumni Relations for details. The Alumni Mentoring Program is currently being developed with Career Services and will need your input.
- Volunteer at our "Meet the Alumni Professionals" Day.
- Make a gift to SCSU. Support from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff, as well as corporate and foundation donors, is important to the success of the institution. To learn more about giving opportunities, click here.
- Do you have some interesting knowledge to impart? Join our Alumni Speakers Bureau.
To find out more about alumni volunteering opportunities, contact the Office of Alumni
Relations at (203) 392-6500.