How do I start one or join?
If you have a unique interest that you think other Bardians would be passionate about, and would like to to see an affinity group started please email [email protected] and we’ll talk through it with you! In preparing to create a group have an idea of how often you would want to meet as a whole group, events you would like to plan, and ways to engage with the current student body. Affinity groups plan a range of events, including regular meetings to chat and strategize, networking receptions connecting alumni/ae and current students, and expert panels on a variety of topics. We hope you'll join and bring your experience to the Bard network!
To join an already existing group please scroll down and join the group's social media, and email [email protected] to be added to the groups mailing list.
Career Affinity Groups
Leadership: Anna Neverova ’07, Boriana Handjiyska ’02
Bardians in Libraries/ArchivesJoin other Bardians working in libraries and archives. Email [email protected] to join the Bardians in Libraries and Archives listserv, and connect with the community.
Leadership: Sarah Kasten ’04, Helene Tieger ’85
Bardians in Non-ProfitsJoin a vast network of Bardians in Non-Profits! Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.
Bardians in PsychologyJoin fellow Bardians working in Psychology.
Leadership: Emma Heffron ’22
Bardians in TechJoin other Bardians working in tech and computer science. Participate in webinars, in-person events, and meet-ups.
BardWritesJoin a network of Bardian writers and publishers. Participate in webinars, in person events, writing circles, and grow your community.
Leadership: Maya Gottfried '95
Regional Affinity Groups
Bardians in BostonMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Travis McGrath ’11, Alex Hamme ’19
Bardians in BrooklynMeet fellow Brooklyn Bardians and expand your alumni/ae network!
Email [email protected] for more information.
Bardians in On/Near Cape CodMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Josh Wrigley ’08
Bardians in Los AngelesMeet fellow LA Bardians and expand your alumni/ae network!
Bardians in Washington, DCMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Identity-Based Affinity Groups
BIPOC BardiansJoin a network of BIPOC Bard alumni/ae. Email [email protected] for more information.
Chinese Alumni/aeMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Nathan Xu ’17
Athletics/Recreational Affinity Groups
How to Get Involved
We encourage affinity group members to:
- Join the social media hub associated with the group (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
- Share your news via the affinity group platform
- Share ideas for events within your group
- Join the email list
- Attend events when available
- Help us create community and get to know the next generation of Bardians
- Donate your time and energies to help fellow alumni/ae achieve their professional and social goals
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