Constituent Relations serves as an umbrella for Alumni, Parent and Donor Relations. Constituent Relations provides various ways to become engaged within the university community and encourages an ongoing commitment. The Office of Constituent Relations works closely with the university’s alumni, parents, friends and benefactors who are in a position to influence its success. Through its various services and programs, the Office of Constituent Relations involves alumni, parents, students and external constituencies in support of the university and its tradition of excellence.
Constituent Relations offer the following services to JMU students, alumni, and parents.
Alumni Relations is liaison to more than 100,000 former Madison students by conducting programs that include Homecoming, class reunions and the candle lighting ceremony that inducts each graduating class into the JMU Alumni Association.
- Sponsors alumni programs for current students and services ranging from career networking to online support programs.
- The Alumni Relations office works with alumni volunteers of more than 40 alumni groups and chapters located all over the nation to sponsor student scholarships and develop social activities and service programs to strengthen ties to JMU.
Donor Relations provides a comprehensive and quality program of stewardship and events, which cultivates, engages and recognizes all donors on a university-wide basis to further the efforts of private financial support.
Parent Relations provides support and information to the parents and families of JMU students and helps them to become partners with the university in the education and development of every student. Parent Relations serves as the primary contact point for all parent involvement and programming, including the annual Family Weekend, Parents Council, send-off events and other activities to promote the university.