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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Colgate! Alumni can offer their time in a number of ways, including leading regional clubs, planning reunions, serving as gift chairs and class agents, offering career counseling, and promoting Colgate to prospective students.
Alumni  discussions during the Real World Series.

Staying Active in the Colgate Community

District Clubs:
Get involved with your district club — start planning events that will keep your Colgate spirit burning and your list of contacts growing. No active club nearby? Contact us by e-mail or at 315-228-7439 to find out how you can launch one today.

The Alumni Admission Program:
Colgate alumni are walking, talking viewbooks — you embody our efforts to train 21st-century leaders. Contact Lynn R. Holcomb '92, Alumni Admission Program Coordinator, at lholcomb@colgate.edu or at 315-228-7403 to find out how you can help us attract top-notch first-years by staffing a college night or telling your Colgate story to prospective undergraduates in your area.

The Annual Fund:
Every gift to Colgate makes a difference. The annual fund represents 7 percent of our operating budget — about $2,500 per student. It supports every aspect of the Colgate experience, from scholarship resources to snow removal. Please add us to your list of philanthropic priorities! To make a gift by phone or to become a class agent, call 800-668-44CU or e-mail annualfund@colgate.edu.

Engaging with Career Services:
Through Career Services, you can participate in information sessions on your field, recruit at Colgate, establish internships, or participate in a job shadow program- just to name a few. Check here for more information or contact Career Services at careervolunteer@colgate.edu.

Reunion Committees:
Welcome your classmates back to the Chenango Valley. To help plan the details of your class reunion, please contact the alumni office in the year preceding the big event. Contact the alumni office at 315-228-7439 or alumni@colgate.edu.

Signature Programs:
We are reaching out to all alumni to engage with current students both on and off campus.