Get Involved!

Some of the best gifts alumni can offer our alma mater are not always financial and often take very little time or effort. Here are ten (small) ways you can get involved with ODUAA and support ODU. Try a few and see how our collective efforts can strengthen the university.

Stay educated about ODU and share what you know with others.

There are a lot of great things happening on campus. We report a handful to you throughout the year in our Alumni e-News. Read and forward this great resource to other Monarchs. Fan us on Facebook and interact with our posts, sharing your alumni pride and making sure your contacts know about our news and events.

Attend an ODU Alumni Association or Chapter event in your area.

ODU Alumni events and activities are great opportunities for networking and socializing to help you strengthen bonds with other alumni. You can stay informed about events that are relevant to you by registering on the Lion's Den. Make sure to indicate your interest in one of our chapters in the “Miscellaneous” portion of your online profile.

Make a financial gift, no matter how small, through the Dominion Fund.

Every gift, regardless of size, helps ODU meet student and university needs now and in the future. Financial gifts to The Dominion Fund support the unique education ODU offers.

Contact a former professor and say thank you for his / her impact on your education or career.

Old Dominion University faculty members have won 24 Outstanding Faculty Awards as awarded by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. Maybe all a current faculty member needs is your encouragement to apply for another!

Hire ODU graduates or offer internships to students.

The Career Management Center offers programs to help alumni throughout their careers both as job seekers and employers.

Wear Monarch clothing and display your ODU pride at home and work!

Visit the University Village Bookstore and choose from the Monarch gear and merchandise available.

Mentor current students and / or volunteer to work at a graduation ceremony.

ODUAA has programs that match current students with alumni who share similar educational backgrounds and professional goals. You can speak at a Dinner & Discussion event, welcome new students at a Preview or orientation event or congratulate new members at an upcoming graduation ceremony. Register on the Lion's Den to indicate your interest in volunteer opportunities in the “Miscellaneous” portion of your online profile.

Support ODU Athletics.

ODU has made a name for itself in football and basketball as of late, but many of our athletic teams – field hockey, soccer and baseball, just to name a few – have proven their prowess. Visit to find all the schedules and make plans to attend and cheer loudly at games! You can also support Monarch athletics financially by making a donation to The Big Blue Club.

Help recruit future Monarchs and encourage a prospective student to visit campus.

Help Old Dominion recruit the best and brightest new students by volunteering for the Alumni in Admissions Program.

Register with the Alumni Association online and make sure your former classmates do the same.

When you register with the Alumni Association on the Lion’s Den, you will be able to update your contact information and communication preferences so that you can stay connected with the university. You will also provide us with information about your days as a student through today to help us create programming and communications that are relevant to you.