• What is an Affinity Group?
    • An affinity group is an organized group of alumni with shared interests and common bonds. Affinity groups plan and organize events throughout the year with the goal of staying connected with each other and with the University of Mary Washington (UMW). This connection can be based on identity, previous student organization involvement, interests, and professional industry. Examples of these may include:

      a. Student Activity Involvement (Ex: COAR, Res Life/RA, Athletics)
      b. Professional/Career Affiliation (Ex: Legal, Federal, Military, Educators)
      c. Identity-based groups (Ex: LGBT, Black, Latino, Asian)
      d. Interest (Ex: Exercise, Literature, Opera)