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. This connection can be based on identity, previous student organization involvement, interests, and professional industry. Examples of these may include:

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

Looking to Get Involved?

Check out our Groups & Contacts page to see existing Affinity Group opportunities.  Not seeing something that interests you? We are always looking to form new Affinity Groups!  Contact Jeremy Vaughn in the Office of Alumni Relations with your Affinity Group idea at (540) 654-2063 or by email at jvaughn@umw.edu.