The Quinnipiac University Alumni Association is composed of graduates of Quinnipiac University, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University School of Law in addition to the university and law school’s predecessors: the Connecticut College of Commerce, the Junior College of Commerce, Larson College, Wethersfield School of Law and the University of Bridgeport School of Law. These alumni are an important factor in the continued growth and development of Quinnipiac. The association aims to create rewarding relationships among alumni and the Quinnipiac community. It seeks to stimulate the development, advancement and prestige of Quinnipiac, and it offers a means of communication between Quinnipiac and its alumni.
The alumni association has three strategic areas of interest, which are pursued for the benefit of all alumni and current students: career development, alumni engagement and philanthropy. The alumni association is organized on a regional basis with chapters in areas where significant numbers of alumni live. Each regional chapter is led by a president and a core committee.
Alumni are entitled to a range of exclusive benefits and resources, which include:
- a subscription to Quinnipiac Magazine, a publication for alumni, parents and friends of the university
- access to Bobcat Connect, the Online Alumni Directory, which allows alumni to search for friends
- invitations to alumni events including Reunion, Homecoming and regional activities including alumni gatherings, career networking events and athletic contests
- special discounts for the Quinnipiac bookstore and for Quinnipiac athletics tickets
Leadership of the association is invested in an elected board of governors. The president of the alumni association serves on the board of trustees of Quinnipiac. Various committee chairmanships are authorized and filled by appointment of the president.
The Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship offers financial assistance to “legacy” students (e.g., those whose grandparents, parents, siblings or other close relations have graduated from Quinnipiac). Scholarship recipients are screened by a selection committee of the board of governors.