Start an Alumni Chapter

The Alumni Chapters Program and Alumni Communities offer alumni the opportunity to stay involved with and connect to the University, students, and fellow alumni. Alumni chapter volunteers are instrumental in bringing alumni closer together, while enriching their own lives and the lives of future Cal alumni.

There are many ways for alumni to connect with their alma mater through the Cal Alumni Association and alumni chapters. We hope by staying informed and involved, Cal alumni are inspired to support the University of California, Berkeley and ensure its continued excellence.

CAA’s Alumni Chapter Advisors are committed to partnering with you to create vibrant organizations. We look forward to your successes.

Chartered Alumni Chapters Program

The Chartered Alumni Chapters Program provides a grassroots mechanism for Cal alumni to form their own network in order to reach and engage their constituency. Alumni chapters fall under three major categories: geographic, special interest, and cultural/ethnic.

Through chartered alumni chapters, thousands of alumni are engaged with the University nationwide. Alumni chapter volunteers provide field leadership, organize events, raise money, help with CAA’s scholarship award process, welcome new students to Cal, and offer many other activities to support UC Berkeley. We invite you to be a part of our far-reaching network, an important component of CAA’s effort to reach all alumni.

For more information on the application process and the charter responsibilities, visit our online Chartered Alumni Chapter Application.

Online Alumni Communities

Alumni wishing to connect with fellow alumni in their regional area or area of special interest, but who do not wish to become a CAA Chartered Alumni Chapter can form an Online Alumni Community. This is a more informal way to connect with alumni in your area of interest, and can be as simple as creating a Facebook page or group. Alumni Communities can host local events and provide opportunities for alumni to connect to one another and stay engaged with the University. 

Online Alumni Communities are not chartered under CAA, but are listed with our Chartered Alumni Chapters as an additional opportunity for alumni to stay connected with UC Berkeley. These communities do not receive the benefits for chartered alumni chapters described in the Alumni Chapters Manual.

Interested in starting an Online Alumni Community?

Complete the Online Alumni Communities Application and one of our Alumni Chapter staff members will follow up with you.