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Saints Alumni Volunteer Program
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Saints Alumni Volunteer Program


The St. Scholastica Alumni network is over 30,000 strong!  Saints alumni embody the Benedictine values and qualities that represent St. Scholastica, and we are pleased to provide our alumni with a wide range of opportunities to stay connected and benefit from being a Saint.

Alumni are the "living endowment" of any college. Without the passion, pride and care that alumni have for The College of St. Scholastica, and the skills, experiences and talents that volunteers bring, the campus would not continue to thrive for future generations of students. Caring, engaged alumni are vital to the strength and prominence of The College of St. Scholastica.

Volunteering is a great way to give back, or "pay it forward", and make a lasting impact.


Do you have any questions about volunteering with The College of St. Scholastica? Are you interested in volunteering but aren't sure where to start or what to do? Do you currently volunteer on campus and want to let us know? Contact Lisa Roseth at or 218-723-6016.

Volunteer Opportunities

Affinity Group Volunteers

Affinity Groups are alumni-led groups designed to connect individuals with a shared identity, whether that be through academic school/program, profession, geographic location, or personal interest. They offer opportunities to grow your network, build relationships with members of the Saints Nation, and stay connected to The College of St. Scholastica!

Overview and Description

Affinity Groups are a great way to connect with fellow alumni, and the benefits range from:

Though affinity groups serve a specific population, all St. Scholastica alumni are invited to participate in any alumni affinity group or gatherings.

Starting an Affinity Group

The following steps are involved in starting an affinity group:

General Policies Regarding Affinity Groups

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Training to be provided by a member of the Alumni Engagement Team.

Legislative Advocates

St. Scholastica Legislative Advocates are volunteers (alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends) who believe in the power of higher education, the educational experience and opportunities available at The College of St. Scholastica, and the importance of keeping college affordable. By serving as a Legislative Advocate, you can take your unique story and message to elected leaders regarding the need to make investment in higher education a top priority.

Suggested volunteer opportunities that meet current COVID-related social distancing standards include:

Join other CSS alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends in supporting current and future students as a Legislative Advocate.

Training to be conducted by the Office of Foundation and Government Relations.

Admissions Ambassadors

Admissions Ambassadors not only help students make informed decisions about their college choices, they also plant seeds of inspiration through their shared stories and professional achievements. In particular, our ambassadors help with outreach at college fairs in their region, tabling at information nights with prospective students, attending events for admitted students with, answering questions for future Saints in their region and speaking to student groups about their college experience.

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Training to be conducted by a member of the Alumni Engagement team in conjunction with an Enrollment Management staff member.

Events Support

Event volunteers can help support St. Scholastica in varying ways and time commitments both on campus at St. Scholastica and regionally throughout Minnesota and the United States.

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Training to be conducted by a member of the Alumni Engagement Team and College Advancement Team.

Alumni Volunteer Fundraiser

Alumni Fundraising for St. Scholastica takes a  group of dedicated volunteers living across the globe and working to promote philanthropy at St. Scholastica. Volunteers contact a handful of current and past alumni donors through email, phone calls, social media, and more to encourage gifts to the college. Outreach is easy, personally fulfilling, and makes a big impact on the overall health of St. Scholastica.

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Ambassador

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) are an important part of The College of

St. Scholastica community, representing nearly 58 percent of the St. Scholastica alumni population. As a GOLD alumnus or alumna, there are numerous ways for you to stay engaged with the College and continue to make memories for the rest of your life!

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Training to be conducted by a member of the Alumni Engagement Team.

Student Support

Student Support volunteers commit to helping St. Scholastica students through programs and activities that bring alumni and students together for community, conversation and connection. Alumni mentors provide valuable insight and prepare students for a successful future by sharing their professional and personal experiences and expertise.

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Training to be conducted by a member of the Alumni Engagement Team.

Saints Ambassadors (Online Ambassadors)

Saints Ambassadors support St. Scholastica by promoting the College to their networks through social media, email, and word of mouth. These volunteers extend the reach of St. Scholastica and serve as advocates by sharing content and connecting their networks to St. Scholastica in a grassroots online manner. Each year, Ambassadors have an opportunity to extend their impact by promoting Give to CSS Day.

Suggested volunteer opportunities

Guidelines as a Saints Ambassador


This policy provides guidance for ambassador use of social media, which should be broadly understood for purposes of this policy to include blogs, microblogs, electronic newsletters, online forums, social networking sites, and other sites and services that permit users to share information with others in a contemporaneous manner.


Training to be conducted by the Alumni Engagement Volunteer Coordinator.

Alumni-Student Mentor Program

The Alumni-Student Mentor Program connects alumni with current students in a mutually-beneficial professional mentorship rooted in the Benedictine Values. The program strives to cultivate meaningful, purposeful relationships and enhance networks for both the student and alum.

In collaboration with program coordinators from the Stender School of Business and Technology and the Health Information and Informatics Management department, alumni are recruited and matched with students for a full academic year. Alumni mentors are expected to:

Academic School Advisory Boards

Serving on an Academic School Advisory Board provides alumni an opportunity to support academic programs by providing guidance, knowledge, skills, and feedback, typically as it pertains to a specific area of expertise. Additionally, advisory boards can be a critical link in partnering with board members and the administration in research and community collaborations.

Training to be conducted by a member of the Academic School.


Alumni Association Board of Directors is a non-governing Board that provides support to the Alumni Engagement Team with engaging alumni with the College.  

Training provided by the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement.