Volunteers in Support of Alfred (VISA)

Our VISA program offers several great ways for you to get involved and 'pay it forward'.

Personal connections make a tremendous difference to current and prospective students. Alfred's alumni are the University's greatest asset in these initiatives.

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Refer a Student

Tell us about someone who would be a great fit for Alfred University. Admitted students will receive a renewable Alumni Referral Scholarship of $1,000 each year. The deadline is February 1, 2020 for the Fall 2020 class.

Refer a Student Today!
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What is VISA?

Every Alfred alumni is invited to become a Volunteer in Support of Alfred (VISA) member. You've experienced first-hand the transformative Alfred education. Help others have the same experience to share your skill, knowledge and experience. This is a collaborative alumni volunteer program designed to harness your enthusiasm about Alfred University to help students meet their college and professional goals.

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Why Should I join VISA?

Volunteering is a great way to give back or pay it forward and make a lasting impact. Caring, engaged alumni are vital to the success of Alfred University. It is often the "personal touch" of our alumni volunteers that encourages students to become a Saxon.

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Want to help?

Here are a few additional ways you can make a difference:

Attract Students from Your Area

  • Communicate with students about your Alfred experience
  • Attend a local college event or reception
  • Send personalized birthday and holiday greetings
  • Write congratulation letters to accepted students
  • Host prospective/accepted student receptions in your area
  • Send confirmation letters to students who submit their deposits

Additional Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Assist the Career Development Center and current students looking for a mentor, internship or job, reviewing resumes and conducting mock interviews
  • Return to campus to speak to students, faculty and staff
  • Ask us about our Purple City Boards (NYC, Washington DC, Rochester, Buffalo)
  • Work with University Advancement to help determine locations for small gatherings in your area
  • Host an alumni event
  • Serve on the Alumni Council
  • Have your story featured on the University website
  • Promote Alfred University on social media

For more information contact

Barb Condrate

Regional Associate Director

Diana Dalton

Stewardship/Events Coordinator
University Advancement