Ways to Give Your Time

Valpo Clubs and Regional Groups

Valpo Clubs and regional groups throughout the country sponsored more than 100 events last year. Valpo Clubs are active in 12 areas: Chicago; Denver; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Houston; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Lake County, Ind.; Porter County, Ind.; Southeastern Michigan; St. Louis; and Washington, D.C.

Class Agents

Valpo’s youngest alumni, those who have graduated in the last 10 years, are the group of alumni with the greatest potential to impact Valpo’s future. Ahead of them is a lifetime of time, talents and treasure, and it's the job of the class agent to help keep these young alumni engaged with Valpo and excited about the role that Valpo can continue to play in their lives. Volunteers are being recruited from each of the 10 most recent graduation years to serve as class agents. These volunteers will lead their class by example, and encourage their classmates to stay involved with Valpo through charitable giving, volunteerism, event attendance, and other methods of involvement.

For more information: Kellie Bindas, assistant director of alumni relations, at 219.464.5461.

Alumni Association

Since 1934, the Valparaiso University Alumni Association has worked to cultivate the relationship between the university and alumni. The VUAA promotes and supports the university's mission and enhances relationships between alumni and the university.

Valpo Admission Network

More than 800 Valparaiso University alumni, Guild, and parent volunteers assist the VU Admission Office with recruitment programs and activities as they work together to meet annual new student enrollment goals, recruiting future alumni who will sustain the traditions and excellence of Valparaiso University. Projects include representing VU at college fairs, placing catalogs and applications in local churches and high schools, and calling newly admitted students in the community to congratulate them.

Valparaiso University Guild

  • Julie (Speers '94) Thomas, executive director
  • 219-464-5315 or 800-748-4538
  • guild@valpo.edu

The Valparaiso University Guild seeks to enhance the student experience by providing campus grants, scholarships and service to students. Guild members are part of a national network that works to promote VU through coordinating university events, fundraising, and serving as ambassadors in their local congregations and communities.

Valpo Sunday

Each year, the Valpo Office of Church Relations offers congregations the opportunity to highlight Lutheran higher education. Materials can be ordered by calling 800-833-6792, ext. 24, 219-464-5417, or online at http://www.valpo.edu/lutheran/Forms/vschurch.htm .