Alumni Shared Interest Groups Launched 

In May, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees unanimously approved Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) as an enduring Alumni Association Program. The first SIGs-USNA Women, Run to Honor and the USNA Minority Association are off to a great start and will be reviewed on a semiannual basis at the Fall and Spring Board meetings to monitor their progress and report on their successes.

“It’s important that the Alumni Association continues to be an inclusive organization,” said Admiral Bob Natter ’67, USN (Ret.), chair of the Board of Trustees. “Encouraging alumni to meet over shared interests like sports or extracurricular activities will only strengthen our relationship between alumni, the Alumni Association and the Academy.”

Beyond class and chapters, SIGs are expected to be active supporting members of the Alumni Association mission to foster engagement among alumni and support the Naval Academy. They are expected to actively communicate or gather around a central unifying purpose and a common shared affinity or bond based on shared experience, background, academic affiliation, profession or other USNA-related interest. SIGs are a best practice for alumni engagement among alumni associations around the nation including the West Point Association of Graduates and the Air Force Association of Graduates.

“In the 2010 membership survey, we learned that a large number of alumni were interested in SIGs and networking as future services,” said Captain Glen Woods ’78, USN (Ret.), chair of the Board of Trustees Membership and Services Committee. “We need to remain relevant to our broad range of alumni members, and to encourage new memberships. SIGs will help in those efforts.”

Alumni groups that would like to be considered for the pilot program are encouraged to submit an application to include a proposed charter and petition with at least 25 names of Alumni Association members.

More Information

Current SIGs

Frequently Asked Questions

SIG Handbook

 

2018 SIG Event

USNA Women’s Glee Club (WGC) Reunion was held in the Spring 2018.

USNA Women's Glee Club Reunion

 

 
 

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