Affinity and Special Interest Groups


















The Alumnae Association strives to help alumnae connect to Smith and to each other in ways that address special interests and common bonds. The Affinity and Special Interest Program offers opportunities for alumnae of shared interest to establish online and in-person communities.


The work of affinity and special interest groups promotes the very core of our mission to encourage and embrace diversity within our community. It is inspiring to see alumnae continue to connect on meaningful levels beyond the traditional class and club structure, whether that connection is based on personal identity, professional achievements, or common interests.” 

- Carol Christ


  • Connect with groups

Affinity and Special Interest Groups Directory


  • Volunteer for affinity or special interest groups

- Serve as a speaker on a panel

- Plan and host a social networking event

- Attend an event in your area

- Share your Smith story with a prospective student

- Maintain a group social media site

- Mentor a student

- Attend a tea for prospective students


Affinity and Special Interest Committee (ASIC)

ASIC’s mission is to support the efforts of Smith College alumnae in connecting through identity, interests, and areas of  practice to network with one another extrinsic to geography or class year. Members of ASIC provide oversight, support, and guidance for the affinity and special interest program.
ASIC Committee 2013-2014

Ileana Jimenez ’97, Chair

Suzanne Masri ’85


For information on affinity group guidelines or creating an affinity group, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at or 800-526-2023, ext. 4.