Affinity Groups

Wesleyan’s alumni networks strive to create and maintain impactful social and professional relationships between current students, alumni, the university and the broader Wesleyan community. In order to meet this mission, they each plan and participate in activities on campus and cities where there are large concentrations of alumni.

Each network is open to all alumni without regard to affinity.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with any of the Alumni Networks, please contact Penney Jade Beaubrun in University Relations at (860) 685-2371 or

  • Asian Pacific American Alumni Network

    The mission of the Wesleyan Asian Pacific American Alumni Network is to create and maintain strong social and professional relationships between Asian Pacific American (APA) alumni, students, parents, faculty, administrators, and other members of the Wesleyan community. Regularly scheduled events include panel discussions, networking events, and annual Lunar Year celebrations.

    Contact: Linda Shum '09 

  • Black Alumni Network

    Established in 1983, the Wesleyan Black Alumni Network provides a means for African-American alumni to continue a relationship with the university, further its goals, support its programs and students, and create opportunities for interaction with the larger Wesleyan community. Regularly scheduled events include Kwanzaa, the Dwight L. Greene Symposium (an annual program focused on matters related not only to the African-American experience, but the experiences of all underrepresented groups), and panel presentations featuring distinguished alumni and parents of color.

    Contact: Nyasha Foy '06

  • Wesleyan Latino Alumni Network

    The Wesleyan Latino Alumni Network strives to connect Latino Alumni to each other, to the current student body, and to the larger Wesleyan community. Members are expected to help when they can, but more importantly, are encouraged to attend events, share ideas and information about themselves and their friends, and contribute to the overall community.

    Contact: Jenny Mero ’02 and Luz Burgos-Lopez ’09

  • LGBTQ Alumni Network

    The Wesleyan LGBTQ Alumni Network is a community which connects LGBTQ WES alums for networking, socializing, activism, reminiscing, fundraising and everything else queer and Wes. We collaborate with University Relations staff and the Alumni Association to organize regional events and programs that reflect specific interests and experiences of LGBTQ Alumni.

    The Office of University Relations respects your privacy. Any information or lists compiled are for the sole purpose of organizing the LGBTQ Alumni Network and we will not release any information without your permission.

    Contact: David Milch '89