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Alumni Ambassador

Alumni ambassadors work with the Office of Alumni and Career Services to enhance Spider Pride by increasing the visibility of the Richmond alumni network, while sharing time and talent.

ARC (Alumni Recruitment Committee)

The Office of Undergraduate Admission seeks alumni volunteers to interview prospective students, represent UR at college fairs, and provide information to students and families considering Richmond. Members of the Alumni Recruitment Committee serve as integral extensions of the admission team, sharing their knowledge of the University, and personalizing the process for prospective students.

Career Services Advisory Council (CSAC)

Members of the Career Services Advisory Council assist the Office of Alumni and Career Services (OACS) with seeking out and incorporating career-related best practices for the University of Richmond, and its students and alumni. Council members also help develop and enhance student and alumni programming for career preparedness and networking. The members are actively engaged in recruiting and hiring for their organizations and represent diverse industries.

Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Advisory Council

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Advisory Council was established in 2012 to increase stakeholder input and provide a vehicle for strategic and visionary support of the CCE and its mission. Council members provide guidance and counsel to the CCE’s executive director and the CCE and contribute to a sustained dialogue around issues of engagement.

Chapel Guild

Composed of alumni and friends, the Chapel Guild supports the Office of the Chaplaincy. The Guild’s efforts range from refurbishing Cannon Memorial Chapel rooms to providing other special needs for the chapel and the chaplaincy program. The Guild strives to enhance the programs of ministry and the beauty of Cannon Memorial Chapel.

Class Agent Program

Class Agents act as fundraising liaisons between classmates and the University during non-reunion years. Class Agents are asked to (i) make an annual gift to the University of Richmond, (ii) reach out to classmates personally and via social media to encourage classmates to get involved with UR and gift back to their alma mater support of the University. A successful class agent program requires committee members to concentrate on personal solicitation of classmates in an effort to raise the bar for class fundraising. 

Executive Advisory Council (EAC) at the Robins School of Business

The Executive Advisory Council is composed of senior level executives, decision makers, and influencers who act as ambassadors for the Robins School of Business (RSB). Members serve as an advisory body and general consulting resource for the dean, and assist in outreach activities. Members often participate as guest speakers and panel members, recruit RSB graduates, and provide student mentoring and internships.

Frederic W. Boatwright Society

The Frederic W. Boatwright Society is composed of all undergraduate classes that have celebrated 50 or more years since graduation. The Society unites the half-century graduates of the University in an organization of friendship, leadership, service, and continuing personal support. The membership is particularly qualified to provide a broad historical perspective to the entire University community, providing a strong foundation for the continued growth and development of the University. The Society holds an annual meeting during Reunion Weekend. The Board of Directors meets throughout the year and provides leadership and service on University initiatives. Additionally, the Society raises funds for the Boatwright Society Scholars Program scholarship, a merit-based award for direct lineal descendants of University of Richmond alumni and alumnae.

Jepson Alumni Corps

The Jepson Alumni Corps provides advice and guidance to the dean, educates interested parties about the Jepson School of Leadership Studies; articulates the value of the Jepson curriculum; participates in processes and relationships that strengthen the Jepson alumni network; and forges mechanisms for Jepson’s diverse alumni to build relationships, mentor, and educate current Jepson students.

LGBTQ Spiders

The purpose of the LGBTQ Spiders group is to link LGBTQ alumni in a supportive community that provides opportunities to network professionally and socially. The group also seeks to support students (current and prospective) and LGBTQ programs both on and off campus. Join the mailing list.

MBA Alumni Society

The mission of The Richmond MBA Alumni Society is to develop and strengthen the Richmond MBA alumni community by facilitating networking opportunities, collaboration and mentorship with the alumni and greater relevant community, leveraging the talent and resources of the MBA Alumni community to promote the MBA Program, and providing MBA alumni with a channel to uphold and maintain a meaningful lifelong relationship with the University. The Richmond MBA Alumni Society believes a strong network is a critical component of the ongoing and potential value of an MBA. The Society aims to maintain and grow this network through various means as de ned in its mission.

Regional Alumni Volunteers

The University has 45 regional alumni groups serving alumni across the country and abroad. Regional alumni volunteers work with the Office of Alumni and Career Services to plan regional alumni programming — encouraging alums to connect with fellow Spiders in their area and to take advantage of a wide variety of programming, including athletic events, networking receptions, and receptions with University administrators.

Reunion Volunteers

Reunion volunteers act as liaisons between classmates and the University during reunion years. By reaching out to fellow classmates, sharing reunion news, encouraging attendance, and spreading the word about the importance of supporting the University of Richmond Annual Fund, volunteers help build a class network and foster alumni ties with Richmond.

SPCS Alumni Association Board of Directors

The mission of the SPCS Alumni Association Board of Directors is to create lifelong connections between alumni and SPCS that transform the University, its students, and fellow alumni. SPCS works to achieve engaging, connecting, and honoring alumni by celebrating achievements, hosting programs and social events, and organizing fundraising opportunities for scholarship assistance.

University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA)

The URAA Board of Directors works to promote and foster a dynamic, enduring, and mutually beneficial relationship between the University and its alumni, with opportunities for alumni to connect with each other through meaningful programs and activities. The URAA Board seeks to inspire a spirit of excitement in alma mater, and encourage support for the continuation of the University for generations to come.

University of Richmond Black Alumni Network (URBAN)

Facilitated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, URBAN elevates the goodwill and intentions of the Alumni Association, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the University through service, educational programs, and social activities to maintain and ensure the historic legacy of African-American, African, and Caribbean students.