The Association of Southwestern University Alumni

Connection Groups

About Connection Groups

The Association recognizes that many alumni formed their most valued Southwestern relationships through student organizations, residence halls, academic departments, social groups or shared interests.

In recognition of the importance of these connections, The Association of Southwestern University Alumni invites any alumni organization, affinity or interest group that meets the established criteria to formally affiliate with The Association as an Alumni Connection Group. To formally submit a request to affiliate, please complete our online form. Questions about the affiliation process may be directed to the Office of University Relations - Alumni and Parents at 800-960-6363 or alumni@southwestern.edu. 

The Alumni Council Chair for Alumni Connection Groups is Harland DeWitt ’92.

Questions about connection groups (including the ones listed below)? Contact Megan Frisque, associate vice president for university relations - alumni and parents. 

 

CONNECTION GROUP BENEFITS

There are many benefits to becoming an affiliated connection group with The Association. Here are a few examples (see the full list of connection group benefits):

  • Use of campus facilities for official connection group events and activities. 
  • Assistance with coordinating official connection group events and activities. 
  • University Relations - Alumni and Parents staff manages the list of members for the connection group (including contact information).
  • University Relations - Alumni and Parents staff can assist with coordinating email messages for connection groups regarding special events and announcements. 

Current Connection Groups

Like Southwestern student organizations, Alumni Connection Groups form around a variety of interest areas. There are currently 19 connection groups affiliated with The Association of Southwestern University Alumni:

Alpha Delta Pi - Zeta Chapter

Affiliated September 16, 2006
Primary Contact: LauraAnn Lindholm Hanson ’05
Assembly Delegate: Barbara Ahrendt Leonard ’02
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page

Alpha Phi Omega

Affiliated: September 26, 2008
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Jacob Lipp ’00

Alpha Xi Delta - Theta Lambda Chapter

Affiliated September 26, 2008
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Susannah Prucka ’03
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page

Battlin’ Buc Baseballers

Affiliated: April 17, 2009
Primary Contact: Ken Holley ’71
Alumni Assembly Delegate: Ken Holley ’71

Basketball Alumni

Affiliated: September 26, 2008
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Beth Thomas Schleif ’08

Alumni Choir

Affiliated: January 20, 2007
Primary Contact and Alumni Assembly Delegate: Volunteer role available. Contact Megan Frisque if you’re interested.

Kappa Alpha Order

Affiliated January 23, 2007
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Matt Worley ’80
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page

Kappa Sigma Alumni Association - Iota Chapter

Affiliated June 3, 2006
Primary Contact: Blake Stanford ’81
Assembly Delegate: Jonathan Goodman ’98
Website | Alumni and Friends of Iota Chapter

LGBTA Alumni

Affiliated: April 12, 2008
Primary Contact: Chris Frerichs ’97
Assembly Delegate: Michael Nguyen ’03

Alumni in Ministry

Affiliated: Fall 2007
Primary Contact: Volunteer role available. Contact Megan Frisque if you’re interested. 
Assembly Delegate: Rev. Lara Whitley ’92

Phi Delta Theta - Texas Gamma Alumni

Affiliated September 16, 2006
Primary Contact: Josh Bowlin ’99
Assembly Delegate: Mark Easterly ’92
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page

Pi Kappa Alpha - Alpha Omicron Alumni Association

Affiliated Sept. 16, 2006
Primary Contact: Mark Danheim ’80
Assembly Delegate and Homecoming Planning Committee Representative: Dustin James ’79
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page

Pirates for the Environment

Affiliated: January 19, 2008
Primary Contact and Alumni Assembly Delegate: Ben Johnson ’07

SU Hispanic Alumni Connection Group

Affiliated: January 2010
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Henry Guevara ’79
Homecoming Planning Committee Representative: Hector Ruiz ’10

SU International Alumni

Affiliated: May 15, 2007
Primary Contact: Sandra Romero de Thompson ’90
Assembly Delegate: Maralee Buttery Vezie ’80

SU Law Alumni

Affiliated: April 12, 2008
Primary Contact: Kevin Franta ’94
Assembly Delegate: Jon Porter ’93
Homecoming Representative: Stefanie Pennington Albright ’02

S.U.E.Y. P.I.G.

Affiliated: June 3, 2006
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Joe Seeber ’63

Southwestern Theater Professionals

Affiliated: September 26, 2008
Primary Contact and Assembly Delegate: Leia Crawford ’07

Zeta Tau Alpha - Lambda Chapter

Affiliated April 17, 2009
Primary Contact and Homecoming Planning Representative: Kalie Trueper ’08
Assembly Delegate: Jamie Robinette Nettles ’96
Website | Official Chapter Facebook Page