Alumni form chapters because they want to be engaged with the University and remain a vital part of its future. Alumni enjoy meeting other Arcadia alumni and friends who live or work in their communities and they take pleasure in sharing their experiences and Beaver/Arcadia traditions. Chapters and Affinity Groups are designed to reconnect those with shared Arcadia experiences so they may network, socialize and support their alma mater. Chapters provide a platform for the University staff and faculty to meet with alumni and keep them informed about academic programs, campus building, capital planning and University vision.
Chapters are chartered by the Arcadia University Alumni Association and fall into two main categories: regional, and special interest or affinity groups.
- Regional Chapters engage alumni and friends of Arcadia University living or working in a specific locale.
- Special Interest/Affinity Chapters bring together alumni with common interests such as athletics, art, the Knight Club, ALANA, or business women; or by their professions such as MBA, Physical Therapy, Fine Arts or Education.
Alumni Chapters are self-sufficient. They sponsor programs, reunions and activities that are specific to their constituencies and in this way, each chapter becomes its own personality. Chapters thrive when they offer value and interest to their members.
Arcadia University and its treasure of alumni and friends mutually benefit from the formation of chapters. Alumni and freiends connect socially and/or academically beyond the confines of the campus footprint, and the University benefits by having an engaged and loyal constituency.
If you are interested in beginning an Alumni Chapter in your area, click here for guidelines on how to get started.
Current Active Chapters Include:
Philadelphia Regional Chapters
California Chapter (San Diego)
Contact: Marcia Weston '59
Florida Regional Chapters
Click here for Florida Reunion dates
New Jersey Chapter (Central)
Contact: Mary Nelson '59
New York (Long Island) Chapter
Contact: Lauren Uribe '86
North Carolina Chapter
Contact: Karin Wittekind Egan '59
Washington, D.C. Chapter
Contact: Patti DeBow '02
Washington State (Seattle) Chapter
Contact: Sandra Parry Howard '64
Out of Town Events
The Alumni Association sponsors events away from Arcadia in various cities throughout the country. There are often events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and in Boston, MA. If you live far from Arcadia and are interested in helping to host an event in your city, please let the Alumni Office know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will let you know if we are having any event in or near your city.
Florida Reunions in February
Each February the Alumni Association hosts a series of lively reunions in Florida for all alumni who live in the area as well as snowbirds and alumni visitors who are in Florida at the time of the reunions. Please let us know if you are going to be in the "Sunshine State" in February and we will be sure to add you to the invitation list.