Ways to Get Involved


Hawkeyes give back—whether mentoring current students, volunteering on campus, or being part of an alumni network. Check out some of the ways you can get involved as a graduate or friend of the University of Iowa. If you don’t see an opportunity that’s the right fit for you, tell us by submitting the form at the bottom of this page.

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person activities are limited. Please check with each opportunity’s organizer for pandemic policies.

Volunteer on Campus

The University of Iowa is fortunate to have thousands of generous alumni and friends. You can sign up to volunteer, whether it is in the classroom, at the hospital, or working with the arts.

Mentor A Hawkeye

Are you a professional with an opportunity that would be valuable to a current Iowa student? Visit the university’s Mentoring@Iowa website to learn about mentorship opportunities and the Pomerantz Career Center website for information about recruiting and hiring Hawkeye students and alumni.

Join an Alumni Network

Be part of an Iowa Club or I-Club where you can volunteer, network, and socialize with Hawkeyes near you. Alumni affinity groups are also available for Iowa graduates to connect through shared interests and experiences.

Iowa Clubs

Iowa Clubs connect Hawkeyes in more than 60 cities across the country and around the world. Wear your black and gold proudly as you cheer on the Hawkeyes during game-watch parties at local bars and restaurants, attend networking and cultural events, and raise scholarship funds for Iowa students from your community.

I-Club

I-Club chapters form a strong Hawkeye presence within the state of Iowa and a few surrounding states. They serve as an extension of the National I-Club, which supports Hawkeye student-athletes while also raising awareness for and promoting Hawkeye athletics. Recognized I-Club chapters are made up of Hawkeye volunteers and are organized through and supported by the National I-Club.

Alumni Affinity Groups

Iowa alumni with shared connections are invited to join an affinity group. Some of these organizations are an extension of student interests, like Alumni Band or Dance Marathon Alumni Group. Other networks are made up of shared experiences like race, culture, sexual orientation, or military service.

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