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Alumni Recruitment Committee

The University of Richmond relies upon the support of dedicated and enthusiastic alumni volunteers. The Alumni Recruitment Committee (ARC), a network of several hundred alumni volunteers, supports the efforts and initiatives of the Office of Admission.

ARC members are required to submit an application and agree to certain volunteer requirements. ARC volunteers are not recruiters or salespersons. They serve as integral members of the admission team, extending their knowledge of the University of Richmond, and personalizing the process for prospective students.

As ARC members provide information to students and their families, they also make personal contacts. Oftentimes, it is the one-on-one conversations prospective students share with members of the University of Richmond community that distinguish Richmond in their college search.

Alumni volunteers play a vital role in the admission process at Richmond. Admission officers can, at best, visit a given area once a year. Alumni knowledge contributes greatly to the effectiveness of national, and even international, student recruitment efforts. Alumni truly are the University of Richmond to the local community--its schools, its students, its civic organizations--and to the public at large. We believe that the personal contact alumni volunteers provide can be more influential than any University catalog, picture, or brochure.

In keeping with the University of Richmond's tradition of community engagement and service, the Alumni Recruitment Committee provides an opportunity for Richmond graduates to give back to the University in a meaningful and vital way, and to help build future generations of Spiders.