About the Alumni Association
The Wesleyan University Alumni Association supports the University, its students, faculty and administration in our collective effort to preserve a world class and inclusive scholarly environment accessible to the best and brightest students. Through the cultivation of lifelong relationships with each other, and a common bond with our alma mater, the Association enriches the University community and helps strengthen Wesleyan’s reputation as a singular place in higher education.
All graduates of Wesleyan University, all non-graduates who have attended the University for a least one semester and whose classes have graduated, all persons who have received honorary degrees from the University, all persons who are or have been trustees of Wesleyan University, and all persons who may, from time to time, be entitled to vote for alumni-elected trustees shall be members of the Alumni Association. There are well over 30,000 alumni in all 50 states and many nations around the world.
The Association is governed by an Executive Committee including the officers (chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer); one or more representatives from each active Council and Committee of the Association including no fewer than three representatives of regional Wesleyan clubs; up to four representatives of the Wesleyan University Parents Council; and up to seven at-large representatives from among members of the Association.
The Executive Committee sets priorities for the Alumni Association and works with University staff to facilitate and promote regional events and activities (e.g. president's receptions, faculty talks, cultural events, and Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) events), alumni of color activities, seminars, fundraising, career advising and networking, and recruitment of prospective students.
Subcommittees of the Executive Committee include the Wesleyan Fund National Committee, which provides direction and support for The Wesleyan Fund; the WESeminar Committee (.doc), which provides guidance and recommendations to the Alumni and Parent Relations staff who develop and implement WESeminars; the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching Committee (.doc), which reviews recommendations from students and alumni as well as teaching evaluations to select 3 faculty members each year; and the Nominating Committee (.doc), which oversees selection of trustees candidates for annual election.
The Executive Committee meets on campus twice a year. An annual meeting for all alumni is held annually during Reunion & Commencement Weekend.
- Alumni Association Constitution (.pdf)
- Regulations for the Election of Alumni Elected Trustees (.pdf)
- Alumni Association Bylaws (.pdf)
- Regulations for the Selection of the Binswanger Prize (.doc)
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