Club Events: Gotta catch 'em all!
Category: Club Volunteers Best Practices

Title:Club Events: Gotta Catch ’em All

Author: By Jessica Tanca, Associate Director, Regional Engagement
Date Published: January 17, 2019

Club events provide opportunities for Hoyas around the world to come together with their fellow alumni. Club events allow alumni to experience fellowship, learn together, and see new things, all while having fun and remembering Georgetown. In order for a club to remain compliant with the GUAA, clubs are required to host a minimum number of events that fall within different event categories. The following types of events will count towards a club’s compliant status each fiscal year. If you have any question about what category your event falls under, be sure to email your club liaison.

Event Categories:

Alumnae Programming

  • Event that targets alumnae, addresses the needs of alumnae, and empowers women
  • Examples: Women’s Forum, Women and Wine, Women in Entrepreneurship   


  • Host an event that supports any GU athletic teams
  • Organize for the club to attend a game with a local sports team
  • Examples: GU Basketball game watch parties, day at the ballpark, participating in a 5k

Career Development

  • Event that creates opportunities for alumni and fans to connect professionally
  • Networking event for careers in specific industries
  • A panel discussion about career development and/or leadership
  • Examples: Resume workshop, Hoyas in Hospitality, panel discussion about employment skills

Community Service*

  • Active, hands-on community service opportunity
  • Does not include making charitable donations
  • Examples: Serving a meal at a soup kitchen, cleaning up a local park, food-packing
  • *April 27, 2019 is Hoyas Give Baxa—the Alumni Association’s international day of community service

Family Programming

  • Event that targets alumni with children or grandchildren and provides an opportunity for alumni to enjoy GU events with an emphasis on programming for their families
  • Examples: Family picnic or barbecue, day at the zoo, Disney on Ice

Intellectual Programming

  • An educational event that aims to continue learning and development among participants
  • Structured event that features a specific area of interest held by a significant number of group members
  • An event that educates alumni about and/or celebrates diversity
  • Examples: Host a talk with a GU professor, have a speaker present on diversity topics and/or social justice themes, monthly book club, financial planning


  • Event that serves to educate and/or celebrate the fine and/or performing arts
  • Examples: Attend a live musical theater event, visit an art museum, night at the opera


  • Event in which alumni, parents, and friends come together to strengthen their relationships, build upon their networks of friends, and create new connections
  • Examples: Happy hour, monthly dinners, wine tasting


  • Event that promotes the discussion of faith or encourages faith
  • Event that focuses on being aware of and making choices toward a fulfilling life
  • Event that focus on the mind/body
  • Examples: Attending mass, organizing an interfaith dialogue, yoga retreat

Student Programming

  • Event that allows members to engage in student recruitment or programming
  • Examples: Summer Send-Off events, student networking events during winter break

Young Alumni

  • An event which gathers recent GU graduates (graduated <10 years ago)
  • Example: Welcome to the Neighborhood, Mimosas and Bloody Mary brunch

Required Events:

Clubs with <1,000 alumni

Clubs with 1,001-1,999 alumni

Clubs with >2,000 alumni

Number of events




Event categories