Volunteers enhance the lives of the entire Lafayette community.

Your time and talents are so valuable. Learn more about the many ways Lafayette volunteers share expertise with current students and a network of Lafayette alumni that is now more than 30,000 strong! There are many opportunities to give back and there is no better time to start than right now!

Volunteer Opportunities

Admissions

What better way to show your passion for Lafayette than too help recruit new future leopards? Alumni Admissions Representatives are volunteers, who assist the admissions office with interviews, college fairs, admitted student out reach and more!

Admissions

Gateway Career Center

Your time and talents are valuable tools that help to give our students a competitive advantage. By volunteering with the Gateway Career Center, you can offer insight, guidance, and expertise as you share your experiences with current students. These professional experiences give students the opportunity to learn from your perspective, explore career paths, and gain valuable industry knowledge.

Follow the link below to get information about how you can volunteer to help students. The Gateway Career Center is also happy to discuss additional ideas. Contact us at careers@lafayette.edu or (610) 330-5115. Thank you for your interest in volunteering to support Lafayette College students!

volunteer with Gateway

Classes & Class Leadership Committees

Each class is represented by a class leadership team which includes but is not limited to a fund manager. Responsibilities of Class Committee members include promoting Lafayette and supporting the initiatives of the College and Alumni Council in a variety of ways: reaching out to classmates and fellow alums to increase overall engagement with Lafayette, attending events on campus (especially Reunion) and in their communities, helping to recruit volunteers for Admissions and Gateway Career Center initiatives, and furthering supporting a culture of philanthropy among alumni.

If you’re interested in learning more about—or joining—your class committee, contact Megan Azzalina, Associate Director of Reunion Engagement and Giving at azzalinm@lafayette.edu or 610-330-5573.

 

classes and class leadership committees

Leadership Volunteer Roles

Interested in serving in a leadership capacity? We are always looking for committed alumni, parents and friends whose experiences and expertise can be of critical value to the College in achieving its goals and objectives. You can play a vital role in supporting the strategic initiatives of the College and helping it strengthen its standing as a top liberal arts and engineering institution across the country and world.

LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEER ROLES

Dyer Center and Advisory Board

The Dyer Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as an integrated hub for Co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities, design thinking, financial understanding of venture capital and startup business, prototype development, startup and grassroots marketing. There are many ways to become involved, including as a guest speaker, a judge for competitions, offering internship and shadowing opportunities, and providing mentorship to students and their ventures.

To learn more about funding and volunteer opportunities at the Center, please contact:

rita chesterton
bradbury dyer iii ’64 director for innovation and entrepreneurship
330 Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center
610-330-3520

Regional Chapters & Alumni Events

No matter where you live, there’s always an opportunity to engage with fellow alumni and deepen your connection with Lafayette College. By getting involved as a regional volunteer and/or joining a regional chapter, you will be able to bring a meaningful Lafayette alumni experience right to your area. There are many opportunities to volunteer, plan events and help extend your alumni network. If you are interested in learning about the opportunities to volunteer or join a regional chapter in your area, please fill out our regional chapter interest form.

regional chapters

Special Interest and Affinity Groups

There are a number of alumni groups based on interest and identity that continue to bring alumni together with one another and with current students.

Maroon Club

The Lafayette College Maroon Club is led by its Executive Committee, which consists of alumni, parents, coaches, faculty, and administrators of the College. The Maroon Club also oversees a growing number of “Friends of” groups. The Maroon Club’s mission is to enhance the student-athlete experience for all of Lafayette’s 23 Division I athletic program. Email Ben Landis, Director of Development and Donor Engagement Initiatives, for more information.

McDonogh Network

McDonogh Network, which includes multiple generations of black alumni, enriches and informs its members through communications, events, and activities. It supports and mentors black students and promotes diversity. McDonogh Voice is the network’s annual magazine that celebrates the contributions of blacks and African Americans to their professions. Email Mary Neuenschwander, Director of Alumni Engagement, for more information.

Council of Lafayette Women

CLW works to strengthen the connection between alumnae and the College, and with each other. All are welcome—alumnae, students, faculty, friends, parents, and staff. Join the LinkedIn group and engage in discussions relevant to women of all ages. Email Mary Neuenschwander, Director of Alumni Engagement, for more information.

Lafayette Pride Network

The Lafayette Pride Network is an organization for LGBTIA+ alumni and allies. The group organizes virtual, and in person programs — on and off campus throughout the year with the goal of offering opportunities for alumni to connect with each other, the college, and current queer students. Email Jules Fama, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, for more information.

Alumni Inter Fraternity and Sorority Board

A group of alumni and alumnae who were members of a currently-recognized fraternity or sorority during their undergraduate years who partner with College administrators to support current Greek life on campus. Email Nicole Tipton, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, for more information.

Sustainability Alumni Affinity Group

This affinity network connects alumni whose personal and professional interests in sustainability drive their desire to engage with each other and the college. Specifically, the network will support alumni professional networking, recruiting, career transition and on-campus engagement. In doing so, members foster a thriving alumni community and bring their experience and expertise back to Lafayette to help shape the next generation of professionals in the field. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sarah Lumi, Alumni Research, Event and Budget Manager. Join the Alumni Sustainability Affinity Network here!

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Alumni in the Classroom / Speakers Bureau

Bring your expertise to our current students and your fellow alumni!

Please be descriptive when completing the form below as it will help our staff decide how and where in our programming your input might be most beneficial.

alumni in the classroom/speakers bureau

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve submitted my volunteer interest form. When should I expect to hear from you?

Depending on your preferred volunteer program or opportunity, you should expect to hear back from a member of our team within 5–7 business days. In the meantime, feel free to contact alumni@lafayette.edu with any questions, or if you are in need of additional information.

How much time will I have to commit?

That depends! Many of our opportunities differ in required hours and length of service.

I’m not sure how I want to get involved; who can I contact in order to learn more about the available opportunities?

If you are interested in scheduling a phone call or in-person meeting with a member of our team, please email alumni@lafayette.edu

Can I still volunteer if I don’t live in or near Easton?

While some of our opportunities are only available to those who live in close proximity to Lafayette campus, we encourage alumni around the world to get involved! The following volunteer opportunities are available to all alumni regardless of geographic location:


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