Alumni Groups

Are you wondering how to stay connected to SF State now that you've graduated? Consider joining an SF State Alumni Group. When you join an alumni group, you can reconnect with former classmates and get involved with the University!

Whether it’s a congregation of Gators connected by our field of study, celebrating our diversity, or living in the same city; alumni groups are the perfect way to stay connected to alumni wherever you are!

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About us

The San Francisco State University Alumni Association (SFSUAA) Alumni Groups Program was established so our alumni have the opportunity and resources to connect with fellow alumni and the University long after they've graduated. The SFSUAA Regional Chapter and Alumni Groups Program serves alumni by building platforms to connect, by advancing the interests of the SF State community and by providing an array of educational, career-oriented, social and civic programs for alumni members.

Being part of a regional chapter, academic society or affinity group you will have the opportunity to plan one to two events per year, which can be social, academic, professional, philanthropic or student-focused. These could be anything from a happy hour to a beach clean-up — the possibilities abound. Regional chapters are SF State alumni that are connected by regions of the U.S. or internationally. Academic societies are alumni that have the same field of study together. Affinity groups are groups of SF State alumni that share a common bond or interest. Affinity groups are united by interest, which could be collegiate team sports, identity and/or professional. Both types of groups are self-governing, consisting of a president and communications chair with a group of volunteers that meet regularly, share alumni updates and stay involved with University engagements.

The below alumni groups consist of alumni and friends who support the mission of the SF State Alumni Association to foster leadership, create community, and celebrate alumni to support student success. These alumni-led groups stay connected to their alma mater through hosting events, helping put together local and regional networking and service opportunities, raising funds to support student scholarships, and plan activities to build camaraderie among alumni.


We are the official SFSU Alumni Book Club. We are a book club dedicated to promoting community and connection for SFSU Alumni worldwide over a shared love of books and reading. We host virtual meetups every 3 months, as well as consistent discussion on our Goodreads page, and an in person event each semester. We meet over zoom and discuss on our Goodreads group. Once a semester we host events on campus.

Our dream is to connect with fellow Alumni worldwide, read some incredible books, learn more about Alumni authors, and have a great time together. We believe it is more important than ever to have community and connection.



How do we meet? We host a virtual meeting over zoom for each book. We also have ongoing discussions online at Good Reads club page. We host in person events once a semester as well.

How do I join? Sign up here 

How do I get involved? If you would like to volunteer, please reach us at

What books do we read? As a group we vote on each new book together. We strive to keep topics and genres varied while also highlighting Alumni authors.


Leadership Board

Chair - Sarah Sardella 

Good Reads club page


Counseling Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Counseling. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Rebecca Toporek 

Counseling website

Criminal Justice Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Criminal Justice. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Elizabeth Brown

Criminal Justice website

Gerontology Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Gerontology. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Emiko Takagi

Gerontology website

Innovation & Entrepreneurs Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Business. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Professor Sybil Yang

Innovation & Entrepreneurs website

International Relations Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of International Relations. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Burcu Ellis and Alexandra Theodotou

International Relations website

Friends of the Greenhouse is an alumni and student organization that sponsors horticultural and botanical activities for students of any major, as well as staff, and local community members. SFSU has an excellent plant biology program supported by an extensive teaching collection of plants which presents students with an opportunity for enrichment and whole organism experience (i.e., horticulture) through the Friends of the Greenhouse organization. Excess plants from the teaching collection and occasionally from student research projects are made available to FOTGH for growing and offering in plant sales put on for the campus community each semester. Plant sales are the primary source of funding for the FOTGH alumni group. 

Leadership Board

President - Lisa Offringa

Secretary - Ariane Wilson

Volunteers - Carmen Domingo (Dean), Kai Burrus (Biology Chair), Veronica Giessler, J.R.Blair (Lecturer), Elliot Levin (Greenhouse Coordinator)

Instagram Greenhouse Website

Kinesiology Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Kinesiology. 

Leadership Board

Chairs - Matt Lee

Kinesiology website

Journalism Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Journalism. 

Leadership Board

Chairs - Jesse Garnier (Associate Professor) and Rachele Kanigel (Professor)

Journalism website

The Muslim Alumni Group (MAG) brings together Muslim SF State alumni around our shared values, to foster a network of individuals who are focused on personal and professional growth, ongoing learning, and giving back to our communities. MAG offers a welcoming space for alumni to grow their professional circles, mentor SF State students, and strengthen kinship bonds. As members of the SF State family, we recognize the importance of supporting one another and uplifting our communities. Through MAG, we aim to empower each other to positively impact society, reinforce our commitment to Islamic values, and achieve success in all aspects of life while remaining grounded in our values as an Ummah (Muslim community).

Leadership Board

Sara Alhanich Sara LinkedIn

Abdoulfatah Abdillahi Abdoul LinkedIn


Nursing Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Nursing. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Anna Kwong

Nursing website

Social Work Society consists of Alumni who have graduated in the field of Social Work. 

Leadership Board

Chair - Yuli Diestel

Social Work Website

Calling all Gator grads! Join the newly formed affinity group, of Queer Alumni, a group for SFSU alumni seeking connection and good times in an uplifting space that celebrates queer identities. With an aim of creating queer focused social events, service initiatives, and various opportunities. Queer Alumni hopes to help LGBTQ individuals find friendship, joy, and pride in their post-grad journey. All alumni are warmly welcomed to be a part of this community!

Sonia Getz (‘22) studied Sociology with a minor in Race & Resistance Studies at SF State. When she’s not at SFSU’s Office of New Student & Family Programs (working!) you can find her at the pinball arcade or chilling with her dog Lenny.

Emily Lee (’22) graduated SFSU with her B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Asian American Studies. She currently is working in public relations and still resides in the Bay Area. In her free time she enjoys gardening, drawing, and trying to finally land an ollie on her skateboard.

Leadership Board

Sonia Getz 

Emily Lee

Social Media

@queeralumni Instagram


Our Alumni Community

group of diverse alumni

Staying Connected!

Say cheese! Visit our Flickr page to see all of the fun alumni events through the years!