Volunteer


The KU Alumni Association relies on the help of 500 volunteers to connect Jayhawks across Kansas and throughout the nation. Volunteers help the Association achieve its goal of strengthening KU, and we are indebted to these Jayhawks for their loyal service. There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Here are just a few of the many ways alumni volunteers support the efforts of the KU Alumni Association.

Networks

Each alumni network benefits from the leadership of alumni volunteers who lead network meetings, organize events and support Association programs. Officer positions may be available in your chapter, or you can help establish a network in your area if one does not currently exist. To volunteer, please contact Heath Peterson at heathpeterson@kualumni.org or 800.584.2957.

Jayhawks for Higher Education

You can help KU make its case to the Kansas Legislature by joining Jayhawks for Higher Education. JHE volunteers help advance KU’s legislative priorities each year. Contact Jennifer Jackson Sanner at jjsanner@kualumni.org to participate in our vital legislative advocacy.

Kansas Honors Program

The Kansas Honors Program recognizes the top 10 percent of high school seniors throughout the state of Kansas each year. Alumni volunteers help coordinate 37 KHP events statewide. Michelle Miles directs this program, an Association tradition since 1971. For more information, contact Michelle at michellem@kualumni.org.

KU Alumni Mentor Network

The KU Alumni Mentor Network offers alumni and students the opportunity to connect with fellow Jayhawks and share experiences, gain knowledge and build a professional network. Alumni are encouraged to sign up to serve as mentors for students and fellow alumni.

HAWK Alumni Program

The HAWK Program connects KU alumni volunteers with prospective students throughout the country. HAWKs (Helpful Alumni Working for KU) spread Jayhawk fever to prospective students in their hometowns by attending college fairs and recruitment events and communicating with students through postcard campaigns. Email atadmhawks@ku.edu for more information, or sign up to be a HAWK.