Iowa graduates with shared connections are invited to join an alumni affinity group. Some of these organizations are an extension of student activities, while others connect alumni with shared experiences and identities like race, culture, sexual orientation, or military service. These groups are different from Iowa Clubs, which are organized based on where Hawkeyes live in the U.S. and across the globe.
If you cannot find a group of interest, consider creating a new alumni affinity group.
If you are interested in applying for a leadership position, please submit an application.
Former Hawkeye Marching Band members are invited to carry on beloved music traditions such as “Hey Jude” and the “Victory Polka” by joining Alumni Band. Members receive e-newsletter updates and may return for the Alumni Band reunion each fall during University of Iowa Homecoming.
Past Dance Marathon participants who danced for 24 hours and raised money For The Kids (FTK) are invited to join the Dance Marathon Alumni Group (DMAG). By joining, alumni can help strengthen University of Iowa Dance Marathon and continue to support pediatric cancer patients and their families at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Members receive e-newsletter updates and are welcomed back to campus to participate in the Big Event.
Recent graduates who earned a degree from the University of Iowa within the last decade are invited to join the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Leadership Group. Members advocate for the interests of recent alumni and provide advice on the best methods to engage their peers.
The Iowa Black Alumni Association promotes the general mission of the University of Iowa and strives to acknowledge and recognize Black students and alumni for their achievement and service. The group also fosters careers, provides educational opportunities, and enhances social and economic conditions.
The Iowa Black Alumni Network (IBAN) works to connect Black alumni with current students by providing networking opportunities for alumni across the decades. Alumni can also support students’ social, educational, and professional growth. Members receive e-newsletter updates and are invited to attend regional events and reunions.
The Iowa Spirit Squad Affinity Group creates lasting connections between Spirit Squad alumni, current Spirit Squad teams, and the University of Iowa Athletics Department. Past members of the Iowa Cheerleaders, Iowa Dance Team, and former Herky mascots are encouraged to get involved with the Iowa Spirit Squad Alumni Affinity Group.
Alumnae and other women affiliated with the University of Iowa are invited to join the Iowa Women’s Leadership Network. This group supports members’ personal and professional growth by fostering relationships and provides leadership, education, mentoring, and networking opportunities.
The Latino-Native American Alumni Alliance works to support Latino and Native American students and alumni and provides a supportive voice for issues relating to these groups.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied alumni are invited to join the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. It serves as a supportive and professional network that fosters a sense of pride and commitment to the University of Iowa. The group also provides educational resources on LGBTQ+ issues, networking and social events, and supports current students.
UI Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) alumni are invited to join the Mighty Hawkeye Battalion Alumni Association (MHBAA). This group promotes the Army ROTC program in the University of Iowa Department of Military Science. Members can engage with current students, as well as former classmates, and receive ROTC and MHBAA updates.