Alumni Affinity Groups

Celebrate Common Bonds

Do you feel a strong connection to an activity you were involved with as a student? Those good times don't have to end after you graduate. Get involved with your affinity alumni group, catch up with friends and relive the fun you had. You can also help create rewarding experiences for yourself and other alumni. We’re always looking to expand our affinity group outreach. If your group is not listed below, and you’d like to start an official affinity network, see our guidelines and contact Tenley Halaquist, assistant director of alumni engagement.

Identity-Based Groups | Career-Focused Groups | Student Involvement-Based Groups


Identity-Based Groups

Alumni of Color Network was established to provide engagement opportunities among alumni, students, faculty and staff of color. 


Asian and Asian American Alumni Council was established in 2010 to promote, support and recognize the achievements and interests of Asian and Asian American alumni, students, faculty and staff. 

Bobby Liu '93, Chair 

Korean Alumni Network was established in 2015 to connect and inform the metro-area Korean Binghamton alumni community with current University Korean student organizations in order to better understand and support the student groups' needs.  It also serves as a way to engage, network, connect and build with the New York City-based Korean Binghamton alumni community. 

James Kim '99, Leader


LGBTQ Alumni Network was established in 2016 for alumni and allies to come together to build community as well as connect to current students. 

Simone Warren '05Shameeka Mattis-Pinard '03, and Rebecca Mattis-Pinard '05, Co-leaders 


Career-Focused Groups

Harpur Law Council of Binghamton University was formed in 1995 to serve the needs and interests of Binghamton University alumni attorneys and pre-law students. Its goal is to strengthen Binghamton University's mission and tradition of academic excellence by advising the dean of Harpur College on matters regarding academic issues and programs relevant to the legal profession. Interested? Email Leah Joggerst.

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School of Management Young Alumni Board is geared toward alumni who have graduated within the last ten years. The board fosters relationships among recent graduates, builds support for the School of Managements, and to serves as a resource for recent and future alumni. The board focuses on creating opportunities related to professional development, organizing volunteer and social activities, and providing mentorship/support of current and future students for new alumni. 

Justin Joseph '05, MBA '06 & Laura Volmer '10, Co-chairs


The Binghamton Marketing Collective was established in 2017 to build a lasting community of Bearcats (and Colonials) working in marketing and related fields. Through industry events, access to thought leaders, networking initiatives, and our own job board, we hope to further the careers of Binghamton alumni and showcase the wonders of the marketing world to current students. Contact co-founders Armand Khatri '09 or Andrew Horowitz '15 for more details.

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Student Involvement-Based Groups

Athletics Varsity Club was formed to enhance our traditions and encourage our varsity athletes to be lifelong members of the Binghamton University family. Our focus is on alumni engagement, camaraderie, athletic excellence, career development and service. Contact Bette Anne Gaube '01, MA '05, Assistant Athletic Director, to learn more about the Varsity Club and how to become more involved. 

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Binghamton University Rowing Association was established in 2016 to provide general guidance and financial support related to the holistic performance of the Binghamton University Rowing Club. It also serves as an alumni community to connect with past teammates to enhance our professional networks.

Advisory Board: John Bruno '09, Michael Eichler '09, Lisa Fischoff '10, Jason Moss '15, Rebecca Schwartz '15, Alex Stortz '13, and Kaitlin Sweetman '09. 

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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Alumni Council has been in existence at Binghamton University since 1968 and has an ever-growing alumni population of over 5,000. An official EOP alumni council was formed in 2015 to provide support to the current students and provide networking opportunities for EOP alumni, friends of EOP and students. Contact Karima Legette to learn more about the activities of the EOP alumni council.

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Chabad of Binghamton: After celebrating its 30th Anniversary at Binghamton in 2015, Chabad of Binghamton has partnered with the Binghamton University Alumni Association to provide opportunities for Chabad alumni to reconnect with one another, with Chabad, the University and current students. 

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Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity

Steve Riegler '92, Leader 

Pipe Dream Alumni Organization was formed to connect Pipe Dream's alumni with each other and to connect current students with alumni. Together, students and alumni can maintain Pipe Dream's institutional memory, provide journalistic and career advice, and offer networking opportunities.

Jacob Shamsian '15, Leader
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Paul Tavolacci '87, Leader 
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi Sorority

Shaina Fischer '13, Leader  

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Tau Alpha Upsilon Alumni Society

Justin Joseph '05, MBA '06 and Paul Starick '84, Co-leaders

Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity

John Maggio '93Seth Meyer '07, and Cam[eron] Sackett '14, Co-leaders

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