The Recent Alumni Advisory Council (RAAC) is a volunteer leadership group made up of recent University of Arizona alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. The RAAC works to promote and develop engagement opportunities to support recent alumni in creating long and meaningful connections to the university and fellow Wildcats. RAAC members also provide insightful feedback on Arizona Alumni programming, including career support and networking, philanthropic giving, and alumni communications.
Please review the Recent Alumni Advisory Council roles and responsibilities below and if you know a recent alum who would make a great addition to the council, please nominate them using the form on this page. Nominations are currently closed, stay tuned for more information on the next nomination round.
If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Geiser at 520-621-9844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAAC Requirements & Responsibilities
Recent Alumni Advisory Council members must have graduated from a University of Arizona campus with a degree at any level (undergraduate, graduate, professional) within the past ten years, 2014-2023. Alumni eligibility includes graduation from the following:
- UArizona Main Campus
- University of Arizona- Maricopa County campuses
- UA South
- UA Global Campus
- Arizona Online
- Transfer & International Students
Members serve a two-year term with the option to be re-elected to serve an additional two-year term following the completion of their first term.
Meetings are held three times per year in the spring, fall and winter. Members are expected to participate all meetings in person or via Zoom.
Members are expected to attend at least one alumni engagement event each year, held in person or online and hosted by the UArizona Alumni and Student Engagement team or by a college or other campus unit.
Members are encouraged to participate in at least one subcommittee for membership, Homecoming, Giving Day, chapter/club outreach, and social and networking events or any ad-hoc advisory committee created, as well as assist with new graduate outreach and connections. Members are asked to be active participants on Bear Down Network.
RAAC members are invited to take advantage of special opportunities including:
- Networking and collaboration with other volunteer leadership groups and campus leaders
- Alumni engagement and social events
- Exclusive campus tours of new spaces
- Invitations to select sporting events, tailgates and campus events
- Professional development opportunities
- RAAC-exclusive communications and newsletters