CSE Alumni Society Board

Alumni Society Board members serve in an advisory role to the dean on matters concerning CSE alumni. The board also helps CSE staff to develop and organize a wide variety of opportunities that connect alumni to each other and to current students.

The CSE Alumni Society Board represents more than 75,000 living CSE alumni and organizes and hosts a number of activities throughout the year, including an award-winning mentor program, social events such as brewery gatherings and our popular annual learn to curl event, educational events for students and alumni such as faculty and student group presentations, behind-the-scenes opportunities to tour CSE facilities and research labs, service activities, events showcasing alumni-owned businesses and honoring outstanding alumni, and more!

The application process to join the CSE Alumni Society Board in September 2024 is now closed. The application process for new board members will begin again in Spring 2025. See application criteria and a list of responsibilities below.

Qualifications and time commitment

  • Graduates, faculty, former students, or friends of the College of Science and Engineering who are actively engaged with the college are eligible to apply. 
  • All members are asked to make a yearly financial gift to the college in an amount that is personally meaningful to them (waived for student representatives).
  • Participation requires approximately three to five hours per month, including attending board meetings three times a year, serving on at least one board committee, and volunteering to assist at board and college alumni events.
  • Board members serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Primary duties

  • Understand the mission of the CSE Alumni Society and represent the society to alumni and the general public.
  • Attend CSE Alumni Society Board meetings.
  • Attend and volunteer at society-sponsored events throughout the year.
  • Assist with the activity planning and decision-making of the board.
  • Chair, co-chair, or serve on at least one of the board’s committees. Carry out the duties necessary for the progress of that committee.
  • Serve as an advocate for the college and the University during legislative sessions.
  • Recommend candidates to serve as at-large board members to the board’s nominating committee.


  • Lifelong connection with the college and university.
  • Service to students and alumni.
  • Hybrid board meetings, with complimentary dinner and parking for those who attend in person.
  • Admission to various educational and social events.
  • A chance to share your passions and interests with the CSE alumni community.
  • Development of leadership and event planning skills.
  • Expanding your network of professional contacts.