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Group Shot VillaWhy join one of more than 300 Penn State alumni groups?

  • Watch Penn State football games at one of the many "TV Tailgates" organized by chapters across the country. They'll understand why you have to watch a football game even if it means a 9:00 a.m. kick time on the West Coast or as early as 6:00 a.m in Hawaii. 
  • Contribute to projects that preserve Penn State history and the Penn State experience. Both the Blue Band and Collegian Alumni Interest Groups have published books in recent years: The Penn State Blue Band and The Collegian Chronicles.
  • Give back to your local community and the broader Penn State family. Groups organize everything from highway clean up days to THON–related fundraising galas to golf tournaments that support scholarships for Penn State students from their area.


Whether live in Seattle or Miami, Boston or San Diego, or somewhere in between, chances are there's a Penn State chapter nearby. Additionally, if you live outside the United States, we have many international alumni contacts. For a complete list of chapters, click here.

Alumni Interest Groups

AIGs provide a means for alumni to connect with other alumni and the University via groups geared toward personal interests rather than academic affiliation. AIGs provide a strong link between the University and alumni with specific interests ranging from staying connected with student organizations (e.g. THON, Boxing, and NROTC) to cultural (e.g. African-American and Latino) to professional (e.g. Professional Women’s Networks). For a list of AIGs, click here.

Affiliate Program Groups

APGs include alumni or friends of Penn State who have a common interest in a particular academic, professional, or extracurricular activity that is related to a specific college or campus program. Some APGs are the Finance APG, Architectural Engineering APG, and Dairymen APG. Find APGs here.


Societies connect alumni to an academic unit such as the College of Agricultural Sciences, the Graduate School, and Penn State Altoona. There is a society in place for every college and commonwealth campus. For more on societies, click here

Affiliate Group Endowments

All of the Alumni Association's affiliate groups—chapters, societies, interest groups, and program groups—do amazing work on behalf of alumni and Penn State. They share a common goal to help students succeed. Among the best evidence of this commitment is student scholarship support. Check out this Affiliate Group Endowment Report, which details in real dollars the amount of endowed scholarship giving that Alumni Association groups have achieved to date.

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