Get Involved

Whether you live in Pittsburgh, on the west coast, overseas, or somewhere in between, it's easy to stay connected to Washington & Jefferson College. Opportunities are available to volunteer for local events and gatherings, provide career support for students, nominate your peers for an Alumni Award, support the College financially, and interact with fellow Presidents on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

Discover all the ways you can remain engaged with W&J! Fill out the Alumni Volunteer Form or check out the Volunteer Board to register for upcoming volunteer events!

Alumni Advisory Councils

Join an Alumni Advisory Council and provide input to the College about its various programs from an alumni perspective and provide support for its numerous initiatives. Established councils include the Pre-Health Advisory Council and Pre-Law Advisory Council.

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Admission Volunteer

Alumni Ambassador Program
The Alumni Ambassador Program for the Office of Admission will provide alumni the opportunity to play a role in the student recruitment process. The Program will play host to a myriad of admission-related volunteer opportunities that will allow alumni to help raise the visibility of W&J and provide important and personal contact to prospective students and their parents. Opportunities would include visiting high schools, representing W&J at college fairs, participating in email recruitment campaigns and much more! 

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Alumni Referral Award
The Alumni Referral Award programs offers alumni the opportunity to refer a prospective high school junior, senior or transfer student who they feel would be an excellent addition to the W&J community. 

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Alumni Student Networking Dinners

Alumni Student Networking Dinners occur monthly at the Barron P. McCune Alumni House. These dinners are designed to provide an intimate opportunity to share your career experiences with current students. Typically, Alumni Student Networking Dinners host between 4-5 alumni and 4-5 students per dinner.

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Career Services Volunteer

Help W&J students network and guide them down a successful career path by partnering with the Office of Career Services. With resources provided by career services, you can promote employment opportunities and internships, job shadowing experience and mentor students interested in your career field.

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Guest Speaker

Guest speakers share their professional knowledge and experience with students by bringing their real-world knowledge to the classroom. From discussing your career development to changes in your industry, your experiences offer students a clear idea of what to expect when entering the workforce.

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Inauguration Representatives

Inauguration representatives represent the College at other institutions' Presidential Inaugurations across the country by walking in the inauguration ceremony processionals on behalf of W&J.

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PrezConnections is a new networking group housed on the LinkedIn platform. Connect with W&J alumni and current students to exchange information, ideas and opportunities in your field. 

Please check back as more information becomes available.

Regional Volunteers / Event Hosts

Regional volunteers can serve in a number of capacities, including:

  • Overseeing alumni volunteers in your region
  • Assisting in planning or promoting an event for alumni, parents and friends that live in your region 
  • Hosting an event in your region. (The Office of Alumni Relations can provide you with the necessary tools for a successful event, including supplying you with an Alumni Event in a Box!) 
  • Assisting current students who are completing a Magellan Project, internship or research opportunity in your area. 

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Reunion Volunteers

Reunion volunteers are responsible for assisting the Office of Alumni Relations in organizing and celebrating their class reunion celebrations. Reunions are celebrated yearly during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th), as well as a celebration of the 50th reunion commemorated on Commencement Weekend.

Learn more about the 2016 Class Reunion Celebrations >

For more information on how you can become a volunteer for W&J, contact Kaley Tomsic, assistant director of alumni engagement, at 724-531-6864 or