Serve & Support

Affiliation with the national Guilford College Alumni Association provides a lifelong connection to your alma mater. It is comprised of alumni chapters formed in select geographic regions and around disciplines and affinities, which offer opportunities for service, friendship, and networking. Members in these groups hail from diverse backgrounds and create a rich pool of people resources. Your participation is invaluable to fellow alumni, students and the College.

Alumni know Guilford like no other.  You can serve in our Guilford Alumni & Parent Program (GAP) in the following ways:

  • Refer a student – Year-Round
    Tell us about students who you think would enjoy Guilford’s unique educational environment.
  • Represent Guilford at college fairs – Fall/Spring
    Distribute literature and answer questions at college fairs throughout the fall and spring. GAP volunteers help by personally meeting with interested students. The time commitment is minimal – just a couple of hours one evening.
  • Conduct coffee shop visits – Spring/Summer
    Developing personal relationships with students is an integral part of the admission process at Guilford. The coffee shop visit provides an opportunity for you to connect with students personally, creating a connection to the College.
  • Host/Attend regional prospective and admitted student events – Winter/Spring/Summer
    Meeting with accepted and/or enrolled students is another fun way to volunteer. Admitted students appreciate the opportunity to meet with alumni as they make their college choice. Once students have decided to enroll at Guilford, summer send-offs offer a festive way to meet, share in their excitement and ease their anxiety as they prepare to leave home for college. We have receptions throughout the year in various parts of the country as well as here on campus.

If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer program, please click here

Sign up to volunteer here.

News

  • Step Up to Plan Events in Your Chapter Area

    News from James Tatum '03, Guilford College Alumni Association Board

    My new Happy Hour companion looked at me. "I really enjoyed my time at Guilford," she said. "Since graduating a few years ago, I have had a hard time staying connected to the school and I miss that sense of community." I first volunteered for the Alumni Association in 2008. To achieve a stronger network of alumni engagement, the Guilford College Alumni Association Board (GCAAB) and college staff need talented individuals willing to work with our local chapters and other affinity groups to help build the association we all want to see. We can help you get started and provide tips on what has worked well in the past. But we cannot do this alone. Will you join us in this cause?

  • Day for Guilford Is March 3

    If 150 donors make a gift of any amount during the 24-hour challenge, a group of College trustees will give $50,000.

  • 66 Students Study Abroad During Jan Term

  • Students Learn to Negotiate First-Job Compensation

    Twenty-six students attended a three-hour workshop on how to negotiate compensation packages for their first jobs after Guilford.

  • College Adds $144.9 Million to Regional Economy

    Guilford College generated $144.9 million of added economic value – equivalent to creating 2,411 jobs – in the Piedmont Triad during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to a new analysis of higher education in North Carolina.