Student Life and Development Office for Alumni Relations

Welcome to the Student Life and Development Office for Alumni Relations: 

We are dedicated to fostering a strong and lasting relationship with our student organizations as they graduate and become a vital part of our alumni community. Within SLD’s Alumni office, we are here to support you in any way we can. Our mission is to keep you connected to the university and to each other, and to provide you with opportunities to foster synergy for your personal connection to our FIU.

As an alumnus of FIU, you are an important part of our community, and we value your involvement. Whether you graduated last year or several decades ago, we encourage you to stay connected with us and to take advantage of the many resources and benefits available to you.

Some of the ways you can stay connected include:

  1. Attending alumni events and reunions
  2. Joining the alumni association
  3. Participating in career networking and mentorship opportunities
  4. Staying informed through our alumni newsletter and social media channels
  5. Giving back to the university through donations and volunteering

We hope you will take an active role in the alumni community and take advantage of the many opportunities available to you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for being a proud alumnus of FIU...

Elie "Elias" Bardawil
Class of 1994, 1996, & 2006  

F1RST NIGHT Donor & Greek Alumni Family Gathering

We are thrilled to invite you to the much-anticipated Second Annual F1RST NIGHT Gathering! This year, we have spiced up the experience, creating an exciting opportunity for you to mix and mingle with Greek Alumni, discover engaging opportunities, and savor delightful food and drinks. The event promises to be a memorable occasion for the entire family, as we have arranged activities suitable for all ages. We would be honored to have you join us in supporting the initiative of fostering stronger connections among fellow Greeks and proud Alumni.

Objectives of Student Life and Development’s Alumni Office

Growth of the student organization and their development toward our alumni community. This is crucial for the success and sustainability of our student development and alumni advancement.

Annually we will work to:  

  • To foster and maintain relationships with alumni, and to keep them connected to the university and to each other.
  • To provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for alumni through events, networking, and mentorship programs – 
  • To engage alumni in the life of the university and encourage their involvement and support through volunteering, philanthropy, and other forms of giving back.
  • To collect and share alumni news and updates, and to facilitate communication between alumni and the university.
  • To support the career development of alumni and connect them with job and internship opportunities.
  • To celebrate and recognize the achievements of alumni.
  • Maintaining and updating alumni records and databases 

Overall, the goal is to create a strong and engaged alumni community that will support the university and its mission, and provide meaningful benefits and opportunities for our students, alumni and Faculty/Staff.


Programmatic Goals 

Developing Engagement = Enrichment 

  • ​Annual Alumni Townhalls 
  • F1RST NIGHT: Alumni Back to Campus Reception 
  • Uncaging: President’s Council: Alumni Homecoming Reception
  • Athletic events and alumni tickets 
  • Craft Spirits Festival 

Increasing Enrichment = Life-Long Support  

  • Career Networking
  • Greek Development/Mentorship 
  • Further Alumni Growth 
  • Student Participation in Philanthropy

From Convocation to Post Graduation   

  • Successes Already: 
  • Increasing the database from 8000 to 9500 Greek Alums with affiliations
  • Partnering with Registrars and PantherSoft to develop the Student Orgs coding for Greek students and organizations 
  • Alumni Support and Student Involvement