Carnegie Mellon University

Access the Tartan Network

Alumni from around the world form volunteer networks with other Tartans, current students and parents to build and maintain connections with each other and with CMU. Regardless of where you live — in the United States or around the world — your shared identity and experiences or what you do and how you play, you can tap into these volunteer-led programming areas or help start one.

If you don't see your location, interest, student organization or affiliation, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form, and the Alumni Association will be in touch!

Carnegie Mellon University alumni networks are open to all alumni, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information.

Explore CMU Networks

Domestic Networks

CMU's Alumni Association supports more than 20 regionally-based networks across the United States. Find alumni in your area.

International Networks

Living outside the United States? We maintain regionally-based international networks to help keep you connected with fellow Tartans around the world.

Identity Networks

Looking for fellow alumni who have shared experiences, affinities and interests? Identity networks bring together Tartans like you.

Student Organizations

Connect with student group members past and present. Student organization networks bring alumni together through shared campus involvement.

Networks of Excellence

Recognizing CMU’s dedicated network volunteers

Carnegie Mellon’s regional, international, identity and student organization-based alumni networks and the volunteers who run them are a vital avenue for alumni to connect with each other and the university. The Networks of Excellence (NoE) program launched in 2023 to recognize and celebrate the most engaged networks and their leaders.

About the NoE program

At the start of the year, network volunteer leaders work with CMU staff to choose a level of engagement that is sustainable and comfortable for them and create an annual plan for the network. These plans serve as guideposts and goals for the network’s activities. At the end of each year, networks who achieve their goals of excellence in programming and participation are recognized as a Network of Excellence.

Volunteers are trained and supported throughout the NoE planning process, which includes areas of emphasis like volunteer management, meeting cadence, communication strategy, event blocking, fundraising strategy and success metrics.