Support the U
Along with thousands of other alumni, students, staff, faculty, and U of M friends, you can support the University and advocate for its importance to the state. Supporters actively spread the word about University issues and initiatives by writing to their elected officials, sharing their stories, and attending events. Visit www.SupportTheU.umn.edu
for more information.
The Mentor Connection is a partnership between the Alumni Association and 13 of the University’s colleges or departments, matching alumni and students in mentoring relationships and connecting them to career enhancement opportunities. If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer mentor to a student, click here
You can choose to be identified as a career contact within the Alumni Association’s online career network and directory. As a career contact, you may be contacted by fellow alumni who have general career questions that relate to your profession and industry. Register
to the site to update the business section of your profile and become a career contact.
Geographical Alumni Chapters
Alumni volunteers form chapters throughout the United States and the world. Chapters provide the opportunity to connect with alumni in your geographic area. Some groups are primarily social; others get involved in raising funds for U scholarships, recruit top area students, and more. Connect with your area Chapter contact for more information and to get involved:
If your geographical area is not listed, contact Chad Kono at 1.800.862.5867 about a possible new chapter.
College Alumni Societies
Currently 16 college-based societies and three affiliate societies connect alumni to their college or school. The goals and objectives of each society vary, but common activities include alumni communications and events, raising funds for scholarships and academic programs, featuring and honoring star faculty, recruiting students, and more. To find out if volunteer opportunities exist, contact the Alumni Relations Officer listed on your college’s alumni website. View a list of Collegiate Societies