Affinity Groups

Reflecting interests and backgrounds, our affinity groups—people connected by a common interest or goal—contribute to leadership development, policy formation and advocacy events and activities, while providing personal and professional networking opportunities for members. Currently, we have five affinity groups: African American Alumni Association, CWRU Pride LGBT Network, Jewish Alumni Network, Undergraduate Student Government and the Latinx Alumni Association.

Each affinity group connects alumni with similar goals in mind. You can help your group achieve those goals by working with a liaison from The Alumni Association and joining the group’s leadership team. Created by The Alumni Association Board, this guide gives an accurate picture of what is involved with affinity group leadership:

Chapter and Affinity Group Leader Guide

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African American Alumni Association

The African American Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University was officially established in October 2009. The Association elected its officers and board of directors, as well as began populating their committees during Alumni Weekend 2010.


To learn more about the network, join to get announcements directly, see upcoming events and become more involved, please visit the African American Alumni Association Landing page. 

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CWRU Pride Alumni Network

The CWRU Pride Alumni Network is open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university.

To learn more about the network, join to get announcements directly, see upcoming events and become more involved, please visit the CWRU Pride Alumni Network Landing page

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Latinx Alumni Association

The Latinx Alumni Association strives to build a supportive and active alumni organization within the larger CWRU community through networking and fellowship opportunities. Also, the Latinx Alumni Association seeks to support current Latino students, in alignment with CWRU’s core value of diversity and inclusion.

To learn more about the network, join to get announcements directly, see upcoming events and become more involve, please visit the Latinx Alumni Association Landing page. 

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Jewish Alumni Network

In collaboration with Hillel at CWRU, the Jewish Alumni Network was recently established to help Jewish alumni reconnect with old friends, find out who's in your area, and learn about alumni events. You can also help provide tips for recent Jewish graduates or alumni relocating into your area, network socially and professionally, and meet with current students and give them a reason to stay connected!

Whether you want to meet other Jewish graduates, mentor, or just be a part of an affinity group, this is the place to get and stay connected, please visit the Jewish Alumni Network Landing page. 

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Undergraduate Student Government Alumni Network

The USG Alumni Network was recently created to promote the advancement and the best interests of Case Western Reserve University's Undergraduate Student Government and its alumni by striving to:

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