Campus Networks

The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with departments and units from across campus and dedicated volunteers, supports campus networks that help advance the mission and goals of Rice University. Campus networks work to connect alumni who share similar interests and passions.

Amici di via Gabina

Amici di via Gabina alumni and friends participated in the excavation of two suburban villas and a Late Antique granary/barn east from the center of Rome. The goal of this research, directed by Walter Widrig and Philip Oliver-Smith, was to shed light on the economic and social changes that took place from the Republic through the Imperial Era in the immediate area of the ancient Via Gabina. Rice was the sponsor of the project and with Walter Widrig holds the copyright to research materials.

The records from the excavations consisting of notebooks, catalogues, plans and drawings are all available to the public as archival materials of Rice University's Fondren Library. Copies of many of these items are also kept in the Library of the British School at Rome.

Alumni and friends who participated in this program will receive periodic email communications, be invited to attend an annual reunion gathering and participate in philanthropic endeavors to help support the Amici di via Gabina Traveling Fellowship.

For more information, please contact Natalye Appel, Via Gabina Class of ’79, ’80, ’82.

Links & Resources:

  • 2019 Fellowship Report: Christoph Wagner
  • 2018 Fellowship Report: Emma Gordon
  • 2017 Amici di Via Gabina Traveling Fellowship winner: Megan Wright
  • 2016-17 Season Report
  • Fellowship Report: Lindsey N. Chappel
  • Fellowship Report: Gabriel Slesinger

Jones Graduate School of Business

The Jones Graduate School of Business has also established Rice Business Alumni Regional Groups. For more information, contact Kyle Rowland, Alumni Relations Specialist, at 713-348-3357.

Religion and Public Life Program

The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) conducts research, trains scholars, and offers programs that advance dialogue about religion in the public sphere. The program is directed by Autrey Professor of Sociology, Elaine Howard Ecklund.

There are a number of ways that alumni can get involved with RPLP. Receive invitations and updates by joining the RPLP listserv by going to the RPLP homepage and click “Join Now”.

If you would like to support our program by making a financial contribution, please visit our donation page to make a gift.

For more information, please contact Hayley Hemstreet, RPLP program manager, at 713-348-3974.

Twitter: @RiceRPLP

Rice University Chemistry Alumni

The Rice University Chemistry Alumni group aims to establish a professional network of alumni who wish to remain connected to the department. Through this network, we hope to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni and to unite them with others in their field. We also hope to invite our alumni to return to Rice to assist our current students by presenting seminars, mentoring students, hosting internships and participating in important departmental events and milestones.

If you would like to support our program by making a financial contribution, please contact the director of development in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences at 713-348-4268.

For more information, please contact Nancy Neil, academic program administrator, at 713-348-2906.


Rice Alumni for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Rice Alumni for Entrepreneurs and Innovators (RAEI) provides Rice alumni and student entrepreneurs a forum for networking, peer-to-peer roundtables, competitions, education and mentorship at all stages of their entrepreneurial life cycle.

Join like-minded alumni and students who are current or future entrepreneurs seeking entrepreneurial education, guidance in sourcing capital, business ideas, assistance with developing business plans and running new or established businesses, or Owls looking to mentor others on their entrepreneurial journey.



Rice Architecture Alumni

The Rice Architecture alumni group connects the growing global network of Rice Architecture graduates.

Stay connected to Rice Architecture by joining our LinkedIn group! We share exclusive job and professional opportunities, and it’s the easiest way to keep up with what’s going on at the school and with other Rice Archis.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, which we regularly update with exciting alumni accomplishments, school and regional events, and news. You can also keep in touch and in the know by subscribing to our newsletter on our website. Be sure to send us some news of your own!

If you’re interested in mentorship opportunities, you can have a direct impact on current students by signing up for the Rice Architecture Mentorship Program (RAMP). Visit to learn more.

To give any amount in support of our efforts, visit or contact Amanda Mills, Director of Development for Rice Architecture, at (713) 348-3424 for additional information. For all other alumni-related inquiries, contact Career and Alumni Specialist Jacki Schaefer.