The Valpo Admission Network (VAN) is a group of 1,000 alumni and parent volunteers who help Valparaiso University’s Admission Office with recruitment programs and activities. As they assist the admission counselors, VAN members focus on sharing Valpo stories and information with future alumni who will sustain the traditions and excellence of the University.
In its 12 years as an organized volunteer group, the VAN has grown to 1,000 members, hailing from 47 states and 15 countries. They represent every college within the University, including the School of Law and the Graduate School.
VAN members might chat with students about their career paths, share with the Admission Office names and addresses of high school students they know, host receptions for admitted students in their communities, and represent Valparaiso University at local college fairs. They are friendly and knowledgeable individuals who want to help prospective students learn more about Valpo. They control the time invested in VAN activities.