Get Involved

We are continuing to engage with the alumni community and we want to invite you to our next event!

If you are interested in getting updates and invites to graduate events, let us know here. We promise we won’t send you more than 5 emails per year!

You can also contact the current VP of Student Development for more ways to collaborate or get involved. Additionally, to be more engaged with the university as a whole, both Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and the Graduate Alumni Network (GAN) have volunteer opportunities. Specifically for DAR, when you submit a request, someone from DAR will contact you about opportunities to get involved based off of your interests.

Make a Donation

When donating, please select “Other” for the designation and copy/paste “G80483 earmarked for GSA” in the “special instructions” box to ensure the funds are designated for the Graduate Student Association.

Impact of the Rice Annual Fund

The Rice Annual Fund is the most popular vehicle through which our supporters give to Rice. We look to our alumni and friends for their support of the Annual Fund every year in order to have an immediate and meaningful impact that keeps Rice Rice.

Student Support

Undergraduate scholarships and graduate student support provided by the Annual Fund help close the gap between talent and financial need.

Academic Resources

Classroom technology and library resources support our academic mission for every student.

Strength and Flexibility

Unrestricted, current-use funds serve as a bridge between long-term goals and the immediate, pressing needs of today.

The Ideal Balance

Gifts to the Annual Fund fuel residential college life, recreation and wellness resources, outreach programs for community engagement, and intramural and club sports, helping Rice strike the perfect balance between academic excellence, a cohesive support system and vibrant extracurricular opportunities.

Graduate Student Support

The Rice Annual Fund supports research, teaching and learning for every graduate student, every day.

As we advance into Rice’s second century, our areas of promise will become our newest examples of research preeminence. The Rice Annual Fund enhances Rice’s graduate student experience and addresses some of our students’ and faculty members’ highest priorities, including:

  • Financial assistance, including nearly $500,000 in graduate student support.
  • The latest lab and classroom technology.
  • Current-use funds for departmental budgets.
  • Student travel grants to regional and national conferences.
  • Student organizations, including the Graduate Student Association (GSA).