Get Engaged

Make a Difference
Engaged alumni help move Kalamazoo College from one level of excellence to another. Alumni who feel connected to K and value their college experience are vital in promoting K’s distinctive educational mission. You can advance K’s mission and solidify its position as one of this country’s exceptional liberal arts colleges in five key ways. You can make a difference!

1.  Identifying and Recruiting Prospective Students

Recommend a single student, tell prospective students about your major, or send congratulations cards! Join the Alumni Admission Volunteer Program to learn more. You are uniquely qualified to promote Kalamazoo College and we’d love to share opportunities with you to recruit future Hornets!

2.  Developing Students Through Mentoring and Career Preparedness

The Center for Career and Professional Development relies on the support of alumni to provide advice and/or resources for students conducting career development internships, senior individualized projects, and post-graduate job searches. The College’s Externship Program offers alumni the unique opportunity to share their professional and home lives with current K students interested in similar career pursuits. Alumni may also support the career development of current students by referring internship opportunities in their workplaces.

3.  Enhancing the Bond Between Alumni and K Through Lifelong Learning Opportunities

There are a variety of lifelong learning opportunities available beyond the Quad that you are invited to experience to be informed, enriched and forever learning. Enjoy watching our K Talks and faculty lectures, hearing unique K stories through StoryZoo, BeLight and LuxEsto online and seeking adventure by exploring our international travel opportunities.

4.  Serving as a Volunteer

Alumni volunteers are very important to sustaining the legacy of service that distinguishes K alumni. Alumni volunteers can serve in many capacities such as a class agent, reunion committee member, Alumni Association Engagement Board Member or a Hornet Host. Class agents provide volunteer leadership to their class by staying connected to the College upon graduation and by sharing and promoting philanthropic opportunities for their classmates to support K. Class agents along with reunion committee members provide leadership for reunion planning and giving during anniversary years.

Alumni Association Engagement Board Members are alumni leaders who serve in an advisory capacity regarding new programs at the College, helping to organize alumni events, assisting in admissions and development efforts, and administering the Association’s awards programs.

Hornet Hosts represent the College by gathering fellow hornets and holding alumni excursions, talks and dinner parties in cities around the U.S. or virtually.

5.  Making a Charitable Contribution

Your financial contribution can make a profound difference in the lives of current and future Kalamazoo College students.

Thank you for supporting Kalamazoo College and helping us to do more in four years so students can do more in a lifetime!