The Alumni Association of The City College of New York/CUNY can trace its origin to the first graduating class. On July 26, 1853, members of the class, meeting in the chapel of the original building on 23rd Street, formed the Associate Alumni of The Free Academy. On April 30, 1866, The Free Academy became The College of the City of New York (hence the initials CCNY), and the name of the Associate Alumni changed accordingly. In those early days the organization was mainly a social group with interests centered on the affairs of the College. On March 7, 1913 the Association was incorporated in the State of New York as the Associate Alumni of the College of the City of New York, Inc. The Alumni Association is an independent organization with its own officers and Board of Directors.
Our Alumni Association:
- Supports current students with scholarships, mentoring opportunities, career panels, Freshman orientation, grants for student related programs, and other activities.
- Provides intellectual, cultural, social networking events and honors Alumni for career accomplishments, philanthropy, and service.
- Provides a network for the Alumni to achieve common goals of the College and the Alumni Association.
- Offers benefits and discounts that are exclusive for our members, which includes the coverage of the events through our magazine, The Alumnus.