What is a Regional Group?

There are many ways to stay connected with Rice University! A prominent example of staying engaged is being an active member or officer in your Regional Group. Regional Groups provide opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to interact with fellow Owls in their area and stay connected to Rice. The Association of Rice Alumni, in conjunction with local volunteers, establish these groups around the world with the goal of fostering community through a range of programs and activities that are unique to each region and its members.

There are many programs and activities that are unique to each region as well as a variety of staple programs conducted across regions. Have a new idea that you would love to participate in with fellow Owls? We’d love to hear it! Below are a few examples of signature programs that happen throughout the regions each year (*) as well as examples of programs that regional volunteers have created.

  • New Student Celebrations*
  • Holiday Party*
  • Rice Day*
  • Sporting event (Rice or professional teams)
  • Faculty lecture or Brains in a Bar
  • Service Projects
  • Happy Hours
  • Museum tours or performances

For more information about Regional Groups, click here.