Nothing speaks more highly for a university than successful alumni who enthusiastically serve and support it. When you volunteer at Arcadia or with the Alumni Association, you not only lend your time and talents to our efforts, but you contribute to the future success of our students and programs.
Learn more about the volunteer opportunities available to you below, and consider joining the hundreds of alumni who volunteer each year in alumni and student programs, events, committees, and boards.
Alumni Career Mentor Program
The relationships that are built throughout a professional and personal journey are some of the most important influences on an individual’s success and happiness. As such, it is very important to help students create these mentoring relationships, and who could be better to provide this assistance than alumni who once sat in the very place Arcadia students are in today?
Through our new Take a Knight to Work program, you have the opportunity to be matched with a current Arcadia student based on similar interests, majors, geographic location, and career goals. It is a great way for you to share your experience and expertise with the next generation of Arcadians.
Throughout the year, the Alumni Association offers opportunities for you to share your expertise, advice, and career success stories with alumni and current Arcadia students at Alumni Career Services workshops, professional development seminars, industry panel discussions, and networking events. Opportunities to participate occur both on campus and in your local area.
In addition, alumni often open their homes and businesses for alumni get-togethers, reunions, tours, behind-the-scenes exclusives, and more.
The Arcadia University Alumni Association is governed by its Steering Committee and Leadership Council. These bodies oversee the implementation of policies and programs that benefit the entire Arcadia and Beaver College alumni body. Each year, a call for nominations is issued to all alumni for Steering Committee officer positions. Leadership Council representative positions may be available for your class or alumni constituent group at any time. Find out more about Alumni Association leadership opportunities.
The Alumni Associations standing, general, and ad hoc committees are chaired by members of the Steering Committee and are comprised of Arcadia alumni and students. To learn how you can volunteer on one of the Alumni Association committees below, please complete the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form.
Affinity Groups Committee—Provides support and develops engagement opportunities for existing and forming alumni clubs, chapters, and groups who seek to connect based around shared student involvements, cultural experiences, and other mutual interests and passions.
Bylaws and Policy Committee—Evaluates policies and procedures of the Alumni Association. Recommends new and updated policies and procedures to the Steering Committee for approval and presents these to the Leadership Council. Modifies and keeps the Bylaws up to date of current operating practices, and makes recommendations to the Steering Committee of any proposed changes.
Career and Mentorship Committee—Recommends strategies and programs to enhance the mentorship, lifelong learning, networking, and career-focused opportunities offered by the Alumni Association.
Committee on Awards and Honors—Administers an annual awards process for different categories of outstanding achievement and volunteer service to Arcadia University.
Committee on the Leadership Council—Sets the objectives of the meetings of the Leadership Council and ensures that the meetings achieve these objectives. Attends to the good health and well-being of the Leadership Council with special focus on strategic planning.
Committee on Nominations—Recruits and oversees the vetting process of promising alumni volunteer leadership for the Steering Committee in officer and representative-at-large positions. Presents annually a slate of candidates for affirmation by the Leadership Council.
Communications Committee—Seeks to increase awareness of the many benefits and services, networking opportunities, and other events available to Arcadia alumni through the Association, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other departments and organizations associated with Arcadia University to encourage a larger and more diverse participation in the programs offered. Works to initiate new ways to communicate with Arcadia's growing alumni population.
Volunteer Cultivation Committee—Works to increase awareness among alumni of the volunteer opportunities for Alumni Association members within the Association and the University. Recommends strategies for the engagement of new volunteers and the recognition of current volunteers to the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Steering Committee.
Young Alumni and Students Committee—Promotes and develops young alumni activity through a means of hosting a variety of different programs and social gatherings for graduates of the last decade and current students, as well as promoting other interests to the young alumni and student community.
Alumni Clubs and Groups
Do you have a particular interest around which you would like to organize a group of alumni? Would you like to help organize Arcadia alumni activities in your geographic region? Are you interested in connecting with fellow alumni from your major, academic department, college, or school? The Alumni Association can help you get started!
To learn how you can volunteer to help organize a new alumni group or get involved with an existing one, please complete the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form.
Class Officers and Reunion Volunteers
As a class officer or reunion committee member, you’ll take on the important responsibilities of representing and leading your classmates in activities which include planning reunion events, supporting class fundraising efforts, soliciting and editing “Class Notes” for the Arcadia magazine, and more.