Engage: Ways to Volunteer

Can you make a difference?

Our alumni network now exceeds 130,000! We have Binghamton graduates in every state and in more than 100 countries. From wherever you are, you can make Binghamton's presence felt and move our University along on the pathway to premier. Get involved with us today!

The Alumni Association and University offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities; in fact, you may find more than one that matches your talents and interests.

  • Recruit new students to Binghamton
  • Give career advice to current students and alumni
  • Organize alumni events and programs
  • Share your expertise on an advisory board or council
  • Speak in a class on campus
  • Volunteer at the Art Museum or Commencement

Being engaged with the University doesn't require a huge time commitment, just a desire to make an impact. You'll meet some great people along the way. We're confident you'll find the experience to be rewarding!

About the Alumni Association

Our Alumni Association is nearly as old as the University. The Harpur College Alumni Association elected its first officers in 1951, following the first Commencement. As Harpur grew and became part of the State University of New York, the Alumni Association grew and today serves as the umbrella organization for a number of alumni groups and activities. The association is a non-dues paying organization representing more than 130,000 alumni who automatically become members upon graduation.

The Binghamton University Plan for Alumni Engagement 2015-20 is the result of an unprecedented campuswide collaboration and will lead to a more visible and relevant Alumni Association providing even greater opportunities for you to connect with the University and with other alumni.

Mission Statement

To foster a lifelong relationship between Binghamton University and its alumni.

Vision Statement

The Binghamton University Alumni Association is a dynamic and inclusive organization that is recognized as a valuable resource by the Binghamton University community. A dedicated Board of Directors partners effectively with campus partners to offer programs that foster campus traditions and perpetuate a passion for a lifelong involvement with the University.

Students for a short time. Alumni for a lifetime.

Adopted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors Oct. 13, 2012