MIT Alumni Association
The MIT Alumni Association, founded in 1875 as the Association of MIT Alumni and Alumnae, provides multiple ways for the Institute’s community of 144,788 alumni to stay in touch with one another and maintain their connections to the Institute. In partnership with the Institute and the MIT Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Association works to engage and inspire the global MIT community to make a better world.
The Association offers clubs, affinity and shared interest groups, and other programming around the globe to support this vision. MIT alumni stay connected through the MITAA website, which includes the online alumni directory and the Slice of MIT blog.
More than 18,100 alumni and friends volunteer their time and leadership abilities for MIT each year, with many serving as class and club officers and as members of the MIT Corporation and its visiting committees. Other valued Association programs include the MIT Alumni Forum, the MIT Alumni Advisors Hub, and more. Flagship events include MIT Tech Reunions, the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference, the MIT 24-Hour Challenge, and Family Weekend.
Philanthropy is also an important form of alumni connection. In fiscal year 2022, the Annual Fund reported nearly $89.6 million in gifts, contributed by more than 36,000 alumni, students, parents, and friends.