Affinity groups get started for a number of reasons. Some groups form to commemorate a milestone of some sort (e.g. a Williams group anniversary, or a current or past campus event such as the opening of a new library or soccer field). Others get their start because a particular alumnus/a wants to meet other Ephs who share certain passions or professions. Sometimes a group just decides it’s time to get together over a cup of joe. Regardless of the reason, the Alumni Relations (AR) Office is here to help Williams folk establish and maintain connections through a variety of activities and events. Affinity groups help foster the continuation of contact between alumni who have similar interests and experiences, expanding the Williams community beyond Williamstown.
If you are interested in helping to coordinate an affinity group gathering or have any questions please contact Juan Baena '06 at email@example.com.
The Williams Black Alumni Network exists to ensure and enhance the black presence at Williams by
- encouraging and facilitating the engagement of black alumni with the College and with each other
- supporting black students as they participate in all aspects of the Williams College experience
- participating in efforts to improve black faculty, staff, and student recruitment and retentionand
- increasing financial support by black graduates through targeted, innovative fundraising projects.
WAAAN is the Williams Asian/Asian American Alumni Network. Mission Statement:
To be a resource for support, advice and contacts to Asian American students, the College, and alumni, to promote the recruitment of Asian American students and faculty, to encourage debate and awareness of issues and concerns facing the Asian American community within and outside of the College, to forge lifelong relationships among Asian American alumni, and to preserve and enrich the bond between Asian American alumni and the College.
Founded in 1993, the Williams Latina/o Alumni Network exists to foster stronger ties among Latina/o graduates, encourage interaction between alumni and students, and promote lifelong involvement with the College and the Society of Alumni.
As a member, you will have the opportunity to make new friends and keep in contact with old ones, stay informed about LGBT life at Williams, support LGBT experience on campus, and participate in social change at Williams and other educational institutions.
Membership is open and free of charge to all Williams College alumni who are supportive of LGBT people and our mission — regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. All you need to do to join is email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the BiGLATA listserver. For more information you can also visit the BiGLATA website at: http://www.williamsbiglata.org
Robert L. Gaudino Memorial Fund - For those interested in the Legacy of Robert L. Gaudino and events related to the Gaudino Forums and Gaudino fund.
|For WBAN, WLAN, and WAAAN info please contact:
Paula Moore Tabor '76
|For all other groups, please contact:
Juan Baena ’06