In 1971, the College of DuPage Alumni Association was created to connect with and serve COD alumni, friends, current students and residents of District 502. Throughout the years, dedicated volunteers and staff worked tirelessly to advance alumni efforts at the College.
In 2015, this program was re-launched as College of DuPage Alumni Relations. Alumni Relations is committed to serving alumni and friends by keeping them informed of College happenings and offering various ways to get involved. Alumni can participate by attending networking events, mentoring students, nominating an alum for recognition, signing up for our newsletter, donating to scholarships and more!
In 2021, supported by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the College of DuPage Foundation, The Chaparral Alumni Network will serve alumni by creating connections for students with alumni for mentoring and career opportunities. In addition, the Chaparral Alumni Network is designed to keep alumni informed of College happenings as well offering various ways for alumni to get involved and connect with each other.
Office of Institutional Advancement and College of DuPage Foundation
Alumni Relations is a team within The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA). IA serves a critical role for the College of DuPage by cultivating a philanthropic culture to support the achievement of the mission and vision of the College. Other teams within IA include: Annual Giving; Major Gifts; Affinity Group Engagement; Communications and Marketing; Arts, Culture, and Community Engagement; Grants; and Advancement Services.
The College of DuPage Foundation actively collaborates with IA on particular initiatives or campaigns, which may be initiated by either the Foundation or IA. Donations can be made to the COD Foundation, which is a 501 (c) 3. Please contact the COD Foundation to learn more or to make a donation.