As the data is constantly changing, we closely track alumni demographics, so we can make data-driven decisions about our programming. Currently, 38% of our alumni graduated in the past 15 years and we have alumni in over 130 countries.
Number of Living Alumni = 96,120*
*Total excludes duplicates (alumni who have both an undergraduate and a graduate degree from SCU are only counted once) and does NOT include the Class of 2017.
All Living Alumni by Location
All Living Alumni by Decade
All Living Alumni by Gender
This year our total events and total number of reservations increased substantially (20% and 25% respectively) over the previous year. This increase in event production and reservation processing was accomplished with the same amount of staff (15) as the previous year, a testament to staff efforts and improved systems and processes.
We also conducted 66% more post-event surveys than the previous year and saw an increase in our overall Net Promoter Score to 72.
Total Events = 241 (20% increase compared to last year)
- Signature Events = 106
- (Includes Alumni Board and Other)
- Chapters and Groups Events = 135
Total Number of Reservations = 19,358
Events by Type
Net Promoter Score for Alumni Events
一道本不卡免费高清*A NPS score of 50 or above is considered good.
Our signature events are larger on-campus events which happen annually or bi-annually. We closely monitor attendance trends which can shift dramatically due to variables such as weather, venue capacity limitations, and conflicting events/holidays.
Event Attendance and Analysis
- This year we had the highest overall attendance ever at Grand Reunion (4,053) as well as the addition of three new identity-based group events to the Grand Reunion schedule (Black Alumni, Chicano-Latino, and LGBTQ+).
- We used iPads for walk-on registration at the Pasta Feed, which helped the line move quicker and has become a best practice for other alumni event registration processes.
- Pasta Feed was on President’s Weekend this year, which based on survey feedback, was not ideal for many so we saw a decrease in attendance.
- The Gianera Society Luncheon had a similar number of reservations as the previous year, but a higher percentage of “no shows.” For future events, we plan to send additional communications to encourage registrants to attend.
- The President’s Dinner is centered on our award recipients, so the number of attendees is directly correlated to how many family and friends they invite and the number of their Santa Clara connections. Additionally, last year we raised the price of tickets from $75 to $100 for the first time in 11 years.
Chapters & Groups
Based on the results of the 2015 Alumni Attitude Survey, market research, and extensive competitive benchmarking, we revised and expanded our chapters and groups structure to best serve our diverse population and better align with industry standards.
Bucket List Experiences
一道本不卡免费高清For our chapters and groups events we’ve started to offer new “special access events” (also known as “Bucket List Experiences”) with the goal of engaging more/new alumni via these once-in-a-lifetime type events. Examples include:
Alumni Making New and Unique Connections at Regional Events
Elisa Fanucchi ’12 and Mritunjay Kumar M.S. ’15 both recently relocated to the Austin area. At the Austin’s New Year Leadership Happy Hour these two not only met new Broncos, but they also realized they were neighbors, living in the very same apartment complex!
POUND Rockout Workout Party
Initiated by Board Member Jane Davaransky ’00, this hugely successful volunteer-led, volunteer-driven event brought alumna and POUND Rockout instructor Sonia Li ’00 to campus to lead a free class on the Bannan Alumni House Lawn. Broncos teaching Broncos!
Programs offer alumni engagement opportunities outside the traditional event format and allow us to engage alumni no matter where they live.