The Alumni Council is the elected leadership of the Tufts University Alumni Association and accomplishes its work through several committees, many of which are open to all Tufts alumni. Learn how you can get involved by contacting us at alumni@tufts.edu or calling 1-800-THE-ALUM.

  • Executive Committee

    Member limit: 14, including the president of the alumni association
    Who may join: Alumni Council term members are elected to this committee.
    Purpose: Functions on behalf of the Alumni Council in the intervals between the meetings of the Alumni Council, making decisions on programming and services for alumni, and alumni association finances and operations.
    Time commitment: 1 hour/month 

    View current members of the TUAA Executive Committee

  • Alumni Resources Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Provides training and orientation for new Council members and helps them become integrated into the organization, assesses the experience of all Council members, and tracks fulfillment of Alumni Council membership obligations.
    Time commitment: 9 hours/year (including 3 hours in spring)

  • Alumni Weekend/Homecoming Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Any alum
    Purpose: Functions as a steering committee in cooperation with the Office of Alumni Relations to plan and coordinate the events of Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, and class reunions.
    Time commitment: 12 hours/year (includes two 4-hr in-person events and 4 1-hr virtual meetings)

  • Audit Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Reviews and audits the financial affairs of the Association
    Time commitment: 1 hour/quarter

  • Awards Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Selects the recipients of the Senior Awards and Distinguished Alumni Awards and plans the events to honor the recipients.
    Time commitment: 2 hours/quarter (includes a 2-hour award ceremony in the fall and another in the spring, two 1.5-hour selection meetings)

  • Career Services Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Any alum
    Purpose: Develops programs in conjunction with the Tufts Career Center and Alumni Relations to support alumni across all years, careers, and geographies in their careers after Tufts. Occasionally provides ad hoc support to students as they pursue their career interests.
    Time commitment: 12 hours/year (includes seven 1-hour monthly meetings, 5 hours for reading fund applications or other projects)

  • Development Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Advocates for alumni giving to Tufts and helps create a culture of philanthropy in the Tufts community.
    Time commitment: 7 hours/year (including 4 hours for meetings and preparation, 3 hours for outreach and follow up)

  • Finance Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Creates and supervises the annual budget
    Time commitment: 14 hours/year (includes 3 hours in fall/winter, 8 hours in Feb/March, 3 hours in spring)

  • Governance Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Works on issues relating to the governance, operations and compliance of the Alumni Council and its committees.
    Time commitment: 3 hours/quarter

  • International Committee

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Any alum
    Purpose: Serves as a liaison to chapters, organizations, and individuals serving alumni outside of the United States and works closely with the global programming efforts of the Office of Alumni Relations.
    Time commitment: 4-6 hours/year

  • Nominating Committee

    Member limit: 10-12, including at least one from the College of Liberal Arts, Jackson College, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
    Who may join: Alumni Council members
    Purpose: Responsible for nominating candidates for election to the Alumni Council and the Tufts University Board of Trustees, and for overseeing annual alumni elections.
    Time commitment: 1 hour/month (including four 1-hour meetings, two 2-hour selection meetings, 4 hours for outreach and follow up)

  • Regional Programs/Shared Interest Groups Task Force

    Member limit: Unlimited
    Who may join: Any alum
    Purpose: Supports the work of regional Alumni Chapters and groups in providing alumni programs and initiatives and collaborates with the Office of Alumni Relations to provide leadership training for these alumni chapters and groups. 
    Time commitment: 2 hours/year

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