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Alumni often form special groups around a shared identity, interest, or career focus. The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement provides active affinity groups with organizational support to encourage alumni connections with the College and each other, and to strengthen our global alumni network. Below are active affinity groups that the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement currently supports.

Black Alumni of Wooster

The Black Alumni of Wooster are represented through the Black Alumni Council (BAC). BAC is an alumni organization with the stated purpose to:

  • Improve the experience of Black students at The College of Wooster,
  • Enhance opportunities available to Black students at The College of Wooster before, during, and after graduation, and
  • Create a vehicle for ongoing communication and interaction among Black alumni

Contact: Makayla Smith, Assistant Director of Regional Programs, masmith@wooster.edu.

International Alumni of Wooster

Recently founded, the International Alumni of Wooster is a group dedicated to maintaining and strengthening connections between current students and alumni from the College’s global community. The International Alumni of Wooster enables international alumni to connect with one another, current international students, and the College to plan virtual and in-person events, learn about volunteer opportunities, and maintain a connection with the campus.

Contact: Makayla Smith, Assistant Director of Regional Programs, masmith@wooster.edu.

Latinx Alumni of Wooster

The Latinx community of Wooster has recently established an affinity group with The College of Wooster to create a space for Latinx students and alumni to connect and create a continuity of community beyond graduation.

Contact: Makayla Smith, Assistant Director of Regional Programs, masmith@wooster.edu.

Legal Alumni of Wooster

The Legal Alumni of Wooster (LAW) develops relationships and fosters connections between The College of Wooster, current students, and legal alumni and friends of the College. LAW supports the College’s pre-law pathway, curriculums, and programs, promotes the advancement of Wooster’s aspiring lawyers, and provides information and mentoring to Wooster students with the goal of helping Wooster graduates become competent and ethical lawyers. LAW also assists and empowers Wooster graduates working in legal fields by connecting them with other Wooster graduates and friends of the College. LAW’s primary goals are to:

  • Identify and motivate alumni to recruit prospective students and give support to The College of Wooster,
  • Support and assist Wooster’s pre-law students, including the Moot Court Team, and
  • Recognize outstanding achievements by Wooster’s pre-law students, faculty, and legal alumni

Contact: Kailey Schwallie ’13, Senior Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement, kschwallie@wooster.edu.

LGBTQ+ Alumni of Wooster

Originally established circa 2012 as Going True, this group was relaunched in 2017. The LGBTQ+ Alumni of Wooster group seeks to build stronger community for LGBTQ+ alumni and allies through regional gatherings and events, Alumni Weekend forums and events, and assembling a multi-generational history of the LGBTQ+ experience at Wooster. The LGBTQ+ Alumni of Wooster support current students by collaborating with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on events such as the annual Lavender Celebration and on fundraising efforts to secure resources for LGBTQ+ students.

Contact: Makayla Smith, Assistant Director of Regional Programs, masmith@wooster.edu.

Military Alumni of Wooster

The Military Alumni of Wooster is an affinity group founded by recent graduates aimed at connecting alumni who have served or are serving in the armed forces of the United States, supporting College programming, and honoring the College’s long connection to our country’s military.

Contact: Kailey Schwallie ’13, Senior Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement, kschwallie@wooster.edu.

The W Association

The W Association was founded in 1909 and is made up of alumni who received letters as participants in Wooster’s intercollegiate athletic program, and women who participated in intercollegiate sports before varsity women’s sports were established.The purpose of the W Association is to support intercollegiate athletics at Wooster and honor alumni athletes who are outstanding in their accomplishments and others who have been outstanding supporters of the athletics programs at the College. Membership in the organization will be extended to any person who is interested in supporting the intercollegiate athletic program at The College of Wooster.

Contact: Sharon Rice ’90, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, srice@wooster.edu.

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Starting a New Affinity Group

If you are interested in starting a new affinity group, please take a look at these steps to get started (.pdf). If you would like to propose an affinity group, please submit the form below. We will share this aspiring group in an upcoming alumni newsletter to see if other alumni are interested in joining. We will make this an active affinity group with support from the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement if we get 50 alumni to join.

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