With Alumni Chapters in major cities around the world and ArtCenter graduates active in many, many more locations, chapter chairs, ambassadors and volunteers serve as advocates of the College and keep our community connected.
Most chapters consist of alumni volunteers who facilitate programing and activities.
The Alumni Relations team works with volunteers to sustain, support and sponsor regular events. Alumni volunteers are instrumental in developing their own programs and networking opportunities with support in communication from Alumni Relations.
The chapter chair is a volunteer who serves as the primary contact between regional alumni and Alumni Relations staff. The chair works with Alumni Relations staff and other volunteers to develop activities to benefit alumni in the region and serves to relay information, direction and feedback to Alumni Relations.
The chapter chair and Alumni Relations staff may enlist additional chapter volunteers depending on regional need and involvement opportunities.
Contact Alumni Relations for a chapter or networking/communication plan customized to your region. An area is designated as a formal chapter when there is a sufficient amount of interested alumni in the region and when committed volunteers are in place to help sustain chapter activity.
Chapter regions typically contain a minimum of 40 alumni, with greater activity taking place in regions with 500 or more alumni, and the largest amount of activity in those areas with 1000 alumni (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York).
If you live in an area where there are very few alumni, you may consider connecting with each other informally. The Office of Alumni Relations can create a communication plan or provide you with contact information to help assist with networking.
There are approximately 20,000 ArtCenter alumni around the world.
ArtCenter’s Alumni Ambassador program increases the visibility of the alumni network, and enables alumni to connect with each other.
When relocating, traveling or working abroad, you may contact ambassadors for advice via email.
For alumni who want to be more involved and better connected to ArtCenter’s network, we encourage you to become an ArtCenter Alumni Ambassador.
Ambassadors communicate with alumni who have interest in their area of residence.
We would love to increase the presence of alumni ambassadors in additional cities and nations – if you are interested in serving in your area, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact any alumni ambassador, email email@example.com .
Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate ambassador, who will respond directly to your inquiry. Inquiries can include a variety of questions, such as,
Inappropriate questions such as, “I'm going to be in Stockholm in two weeks, can I stay at your house?” will not be forwarded, although we may recommend a better way to phrase the question, such as, “Can you recommend a cheap hostel in Stockholm?” Please restrict your inquiries to questions that cannot be generally answered by searching online.