Affinity Groups

Affinity groups connect alumni based on a shared interest or Winthrop experience. Groups have common connections — such as fraternities, sororities, honor societies, majors, athletics or residence halls. If you are interested in establishing an affinity group, joining an active group or planning a group event, please contact the Alumni Association at


Winthrop Connect

To connect with fellow alumni in your affinity group, join Winthrop Connect, our exclusive online mentoring and networking platform for alumni! Create a profile to connect with fellow alumni, join an affinity group, search and post jobs, offer mentoring services and more. Watch this video to learn why Erica Smith '04 is excited for Winthrop Connect. Visit to join!


Service Offerings

The alumni association provides affinity groups with the following services:

  • Code group members in the association's constituent database

  • Assist with event planning and promotion

  • Create online registration page for events and reunions

  • Send e-mail invitations to group members


Current Groups

Alpha Delta Pi - Zeta Tau Chapter (Greek)
Primary Contact: Jenna Lloyd '10, '12

Alpha Kappa Alpha (Greek)
Primary Contact: Bristal Cornelius Adams '08

Alpha Omega (Campus Ministry)
Primary Contact: Kristen Thoennes '08

Alpha Phi Alpha - Xi Phi Chapter (Greek)
Primary Contact: R. Sylvester Owens '03, '06

Association of Ebonites (Multicultural Interest)
Primary Contact: Maurice Dyckes '05

Baseball Alumni Group (Athletics)
Primary Contact: Tom Riginos

Baptist Student Union / Baptist Campus Ministry (Campus Ministry)
Primary Contact: Jack Blankenship

Black Alumni Council (Interest)
Primary Contacts: Chelsea Brown '14; Bryan Mobley Jr. ’17; Byron Putman ’94; Isaiah Venning ’95, ’00; DeAlva Wilson '92, '94

Cheerleaders (Athletics)
Primary Contact: Mark Case '91

Chi Omega (Greek)
Primary Contact: Amanda Stewart '03

College of Business (Academic Program)
Primary Contact: Katie Wilkinson Dykhuis '98

Cross Country (Athletics)
Primary Contact: Elizabeth Mitchell Cooper '96

Delta Sigma Theta (Greek)
Primary Contact: Marilyn A. Martin '00, '03

Delta Zeta (Greek)
Primary Contact: Angela Bankhead Derrick '96

Dinkins/DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU) (Representative)
Primary Contact: Angelo Geter '08

English (Academic)
Primary Contacts: Stephanie Harris '07; Elizabeth Fowler Culler '06

Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Honorary)
Primary Contact: Kristen Corbell '97

Human Resource Management
Primary Contact: Melissa Carsten

Integrated Marketing Communication (Academic Program)
Primary Contact: Bethany Senkowsky '05

Kappa Sigma (Greek)
Primary Contact: Shawn Clement '13

Mass Communication (Academic Program)
Primary Contact: Guy Reel

Model UN (Academic Program)
Primary Contact: Alena James '08

Omega Psi Phi (Greek)
Primary Contact: Byron Putman '94

Phi Beta Sigma (Greek)
Primary Contact: Kyle Poston '06, '09

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Greek)
Primary Contact: Eric Gaston '11

Pi Kappa Alpha (Greek)
Primary Contact: Shane Duncan '98

Political Science (Academic Program)
Volunteer opportunities available. If interested in serving as an affinity group leader for Political Science, e-mail

PRISM (Multicultural Interest)
Primary Contact: Lisa Raye Hund '93, '94, '98

Sigma Sigma Sigma (Greek)
Primary Contact: Rhiannon Mack '07

Student Alumni Council (Representative)
Primary Contact: Renee A. Cave '10

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Greek)
Primary Contact: Michael Steele ’02 ’04

The Johnsonian (Campus Publication)
Primary Contact: Mary Dolan Behler '05

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Honorary)
Primary Contact: William Thacker

X-PEMS Physical Education (Academic Program)
Primary Contact: Bert Bobb '63

Zeta Phi Beta (Greek)
Primary Contact: Carshia Pollard Capraro '99

Zeta Tau Alpha (Greek)
Primary Contact: Catherine Dove '98