The Affinity & Special Interest Committee (ASIC), an advisory committee of the AASC Board of Directors, provides oversight, support and guidance for Affinity/Special Interest Groups (ASIGs). The committee’s mission is to support the efforts of alumnae who wish to connect through identity, interests, areas of practice or other factors outside of class year or geographic location.

The ASIC chair holds a seat on the AASC Board. ASIC members serve as liaisons to the Regional Club Coordinator Committee (RCC). The OAR plans and hosts events evaluated by ASIC to enhance college priorities. Alumnae of color and professional conferences happen on alternating years; ASIC identifies the planning committee chair for the alumnae of color conference and appoints a liaison to the professional conference planning committee.

ASIC Committee 2013–14

  • Ileana Jimenez ’97, Chair
  • Suzanne Masri ’85

For information on affinity group guidelines or creating an affinity group, please contact the OAR at alumclub@smith.edu or 800-526-2023, extension 4.