The purpose of MIT Alumni Community Groups is to support the mission of the MIT Alumni Association by providing opportunities for alumni to enjoy the advantages of fellowship with one another and benefit from the power of forming an alumni network. Through alumni community organizations and programs, MIT alumni can renew and strengthen their ties to the Institute, advancing its mission and values among alumni, prospective students, current students, parents, and friends.
Across the nation and around the world, MIT alumni communities provide thousands of alumni, parents, students, and friends with a broad range of social and educational activities. Since MIT communities reflect the diversity of our alumni body, events range from faculty speakers to career workshops, from plant tours to sporting events, in efforts to highlight Institute programs and priorities. A number of communities provide public service opportunities, such as tutoring high-school students or helping victims of abuse. Leaders of communities are local alumni volunteers who serve as officers or board members and often rise to positions on the Association’s boards and committees.