Affinity Groups

Engage with Brunonians who share your interests and passions by joining an affinity group.

One alumni body, many voices.

We share more than just our ties to Brown. Through our affinity groups, alumni with common interests, identity, and purpose can connect across generations, regions, and professions with one another and the University. Together, they are working to enrich the Brown experience for the entire community.

Dancer performingA4 was created in 2003 to build connections between and among Brown University and its Asian and Asian American alumni, to encourage and facilitate positive experiences and engagement with the University, to act as a conduit and facilitator to adequately address the needs of the Brown Asian and Asian American community, and to build partnerships with members of the greater Brown community.

Go to A4 website

A4 Leadership:

  • Yen Tran ’14, President, New Haven, CT
  • Vi Mai ’17, President-Elect, Boston, MA
  • Waylon Jin ’19, Treasurer, New York, NY
  • Tho Phan ’11, Ex-officio Board Advisor, Philadelphia, PA

People dancing in a roomBULAC seeks to maximize the Brown experience for Latinos, to serve as a representative voice for Latino alumni and to assist in the unification of alumni efforts to further and support the interests of Brown University. These goals shall be accomplished through networking, advocacy, and engaging (educationally and socially) Latino members of the Brown community and others.

Go to BULAC website

BULAC Leadership:

  • Christopher L. Torres ’05, President, Washington, DC
  • Jasmin Torres ’08, Vice President of Communications, Redwood City, CA
  • Jennifer Welch ’92, Vice president of Campus Programs, Somerset, NJ
  • Nicholas R. Donias ’12, Vice President of Finance, New York, NY
  • Araceli M. Hintermeister ’12, Vice President of Regional Engagement, Dallas, TX
  • Alexandra O. Carr ’06, Ex-Officio Board Member, Bridgeport, CT

Regional Groups

Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Boston

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Araceli Hintermeister ’12
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Chicago (BULAC-CHI)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Vivian Garcia ’10
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Los Angeles (BULAC-LA)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Marisa Hernandez-Stern ’05
  • Rudy Torres ’16
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Miami (BULAC-MIA)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Araceli Hintermeister ’12
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of the New York Area (BULAC-NY)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Liliana Polo-McKenna ’00
  • Elsa Mora ’15
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of Providence (BULAC-PVD)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Ramon Stern ’04
Brown University Latino Alumni Community of San Diego (BULAC-SD)

FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Patricia B. Zayas ’91
  • Christina Abuelo ’91

Brown seal banner and rainbow flag hanging next to each otherTBGALA, an affiliated organization of the BAA, seeks to maximize the Brown experience for LGBTQ alumni/ae and students by serving as a representative voice for the LGBTQ alumni community in furthering and supporting the alumni interests of Brown through networking, advocacy, engagement, and the marshaling of alumni/ae experiences to serve the well-being of LGBTQ alumni and the betterment of the current student body.

Go to TBGALA website

TBGALA Leadership:

  • Ryan Grubbs ’10, President, Brooklyn, NY

Regional Groups:

TBGALA in NYC

WEBSITE (PRIVATE GROUP)

TBGALA in Providence

TWITTER   FACEBOOK GROUP 

TBGALA in San Francisco

EMAIL

Military ceremony on the main greenBrown University Veterans Alumni Council (BUVAC) provides a way to convene Brown’s growing military-affiliated community by raising awareness of the University’s military-related news and activities and engaging veteran and ROTC through a formal mentoring program.

Learn more about BUVAC

Group of women hugging on campusThis new initiative is bringing together a vibrant community of Brunonian women who are interested in tapping into their shared Brown roots for their lifelong social, professional, and intellectual development.

Learn more about the Brown Women's Network

Alumni hugging each otherIPC aims to strengthen Brown by directly addressing the needs and concerns of its Black alumni and establishing a productive interaction among Black alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Members of IPC endeavor to channel their energies toward broadening opportunities for the Black community of Brown and maximizing Black alumni participation in the life of the University.

Go to IPC website

IPC Leadership:

  • Eldridge H. Gilbert, III ’05, President, Brooklyn, NY
  • Andrea O'Neal ’03, President-Elect, Brooklyn, NY
  • Steven Hunter ’99, Treasurer, Chicago, IL
  • Stephanie Harris ’14, Secretary, Milton, MA
  • Hassani Scott ’17, Recent Grad, Los Angeles, CA

Student performing on campusNABA seeks to improve connections among Native American Brown students and alumni; to better the learning and living experience of students through the support of campus groups; to increase Native American matriculation, retention, and graduation; to foster community between local Native American Tribes and the University; and to raise awareness of Native American issues.

Go to NABA Facebook page

NABA Leadership:

  • Jennifer Weston ’97, Attleboro, MA
  • Tiffiney D. George ’07 MPH’10, Worcester, MA
  • Makini Chisolm-Straker ’05 MD’09, New York, NY
  • Loyola J. Rankin ’12, Yatahey, NM

RUE Leadership:

  • Jeffrey Liew RUE’13, President
  • Jennifer D. Vincent RUE’13, Vice President
  • J. Holt Littlefield RUE’13, 2nd Vice President
  • Penina Posner RUE’92, Treasurer
  • Kato McNickle RUE’09, Event Coordinator
  • Richard Lear RUE’98, Virtual Chair
  • Margaret Brooks RUE’81, Web/Electronic Communications Chair Chair
  • Kate S. Stephan RUE’00, Regional Vice-Chair (East Coast)
  • Edissa Nicolas-Huntsman RUE’03, Regional Vice-Chair (West Coast)
Members-at-Large:
  • Andres Idarraga RUE’08
  • David Salsone RUE’13