Iowa Alumni Networks: Iowa Clubs, I-Clubs and Alumni Communities


Whether you ended up across the state or across the ocean since your time at Iowa, you can meet fellow Hawkeyes through volunteer-led clubs and alumni community.

Alumni, fans, and friends can join an Iowa Club or I-Club to find, network, and socialize with Hawkeyes near them. Alumni communities are available for Iowa graduates to connect through shared interests and experiences.

What is an Iowa Club?

Iowa Clubs connect Hawkeyes in more than 60 cities across the country and around the world. Wear your black and gold proudly as you cheer on the Hawkeyes during game-watch parties at local bars and restaurants, attend networking and cultural events, and raise scholarship funds for Iowa students from your community.

What is an I-Club?

Local I-Club chapters form a strong Hawkeye presence within the state of Iowa and a few surrounding states. They serve as an extension of the National I-Club, which supports Hawkeye student-athletes while also raising awareness for and promoting Hawkeye Athletics. Recognized I-Club chapters are made up of Hawkeye volunteers and are organized through and supported by the National I-Club.

What are Alumni Communities?

Iowa alumni with shared connections are invited to join an alumni community. Some of these organizations are an extension of student activities, while others connect alumni with shared experiences and identities.

Looking for other ways to get involved as an alumni or friend of the University of Iowa? Check out upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or plan an alumni reunion.

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