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2015 Young Alumni Builder’s Awards

Join Rice University President David Leebron and ARA Incoming President Sue Oldham '90 for an elegant reception at Hotel ZaZa on June 11 to celebrate all that young alumni do for Rice.

The Honorees »

Traveling Owls 2016

Traveling Owls Destination Debut

Join us on June 17 for the Traveling Owls Destination Debut and Traveler Reunion at Baker Hall. Enjoy a casual reception and reconnect with friends as we showcase the thrilling travel opportunities available in 2016!

Register by June 14 »


A Mentor Committed to the Power of Possibility

When Terrence Gee '86 gives his time and energy to Rice through support of several Rice outreach and mentorship programs, he hopes to show young people how the Rice experience sets the stage for future success.

"Making that connection." »

Alumni Resources


As is set forth in the constitution of the Association of Rice Alumni, the ARA board is charged with the management and control of the Association, its programs, affairs, policies and property. There are two types of membership on the ARA board — director and alumni trustee. All alumni are eligible to serve as a director on the ARA board. ("Alumni" are defined as individuals who have attended Rice University one or more academic years, excluding current students.) Seven new directors are elected each year to serve terms of three years. Each director of the board must be committed to expend the time and energy necessary to make the ARA a success. The ARA board meets three times a year and all board members are expected to attend all meetings. Except for those decisions that are made by the board's Executive Committee in the interim, the business of the ARA is conducted at these three meetings. Above all, the members of the board represent the alumni body to the university and represent the ARA to its constituents — Rice alumni.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) is to provide the means of a continuing relationship between the university and its former students. The association strives to stimulate intellectual and social participation of all members of the ARA. In addition, the association endeavors to foster deeper concern among its members for the welfare of the university, to strengthen the bond of understanding between the university and the community, to encourage gifts, to attract outstanding students and faculty, and to contribute toward maintaining Rice as a university in keeping with the ideals and aims of its founder.

Alumni Groups

So you want to get together with fellow alumni and friends? A number of groups provide opportunities for members of the Rice community to unite around common interests.

Learning & Travel

The mission of the Association of Rice Alumni includes a commitment to lifelong learning.

Give to Rice

Join us as we continue our journey toward a second century of original thought and tangible contributions to the world.



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