Today, more than 160 regional associations represent Princeton in communities around the world. From the New York City metropolitan area, where about 10,000 alumni live, to Idaho/Montana, where there are just over 100 Princetonians, each association seeks the most effective way to link undergraduate and graduate alumni and their spouses, parents of students, prospective applicants and all interested members of the community, to the University.
The mission of all alumni organizations is to promote the interests and welfare of Princeton and its connection with the alumni, and to encourage association with Princeton through intellectual, volunteer and social activities. Regional associations are unique, however, in their ability to concentrate their activities in a given locale.
The University recognizes these special attributes by asking regional associations to help in very specific ways. Interviewing new students, providing career counseling for Princetonians and welcoming young alumni and parents into the Princeton family are all functions that rely on a broad range of experience being concentrated in a geographic area.
An effective regional association brings a strong Princeton presence to the community and, through its activity, comes to represent the University to a very broad audience.
Some of the projects Regional Associations undertake:
- interviewing prospective students
- hosting University Speakers
- providing summer job and career counseling for local undergraduates and alumni
- volunteering time for public service projects
- sponsoring educational programs
- sponsoring social events
- conducting Annual Giving solicitations
To find out how you can become involved in your local Regional
Association, contact the Office of the Alumni Association regional affairs staff:
Elizabeth Greenberg '02