There’s more than one way to stay involved with your alma mater after you graduate.
Whether it’s joining or starting one of our alumni national clubs or international hubs, participating in a sporting activity that matches your interests through our Peer-to-Peer activities or volunteering your time to speak at a Careers Café talk, we certainly do value your giving back of your time and talent to your alma mater.
We define volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit society, the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to close relatives.
At Stellenbosch University, we’re increasingly looking towards our alumni volunteers to help shape the SU of tomorrow. Alumni volunteers play an invaluable role in everything from speaking to prospective students considering studying at Maties, to planning alumni events around the world. Whether your interests lean toward advising prospective students on why they should study at SU, to assisting with regional programming for alumni clubs and hubs or even participating in sporting activities (like cycling or running or even race-walking) and thereby assisting to raise funds for good causes like our Maties #Move4Food campaign which assists in combating the challenge of student food insecurity on our campus, or support for bursaries for talented Maties. Let us know how you would like to get involved.
At the heart of the University’s coat of arms likes the very apt Latin phrase Pectora roborant cultus recti, which means “A Sound education strengthens the spirit”. As alumni of SU, you are indeed proof that education is the ultimate form of empowerment and transformation. Our alumni continue to inspire and to prosper. What better way to continue to support the next generation of Maties by volunteering to be part of our alumni engagement programme. Let us know how you wish to give back to your alma mater and we will certainly be happy to assist you as best we can.
To all Maties everywhere – we would like to encourage you to remain part of something special here at SU – to stay connected to us by giving of your Time, Talent and Treasure! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share new of your achievements and successes, personal or professional. We’d love to hear from all of you! We remain committed to create, nurture, support and manage an inclusive strongly united global community of Stellenbosch University Alumni through linking the past, the present and the future. Once a Matie, Always a Matie!