Affinity & Identity Groups


Asian-Pacific Islander-Middle Eastern (APIM) Alumni Association

The W&M APIM Alumni group consists of alumni who self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern who are working to create community at William & Mary.

Association of 1775 (Ao75)

The Association of 1775 was founded as William & Mary’s military/veteran alumni organization. It aims to provide scholarships and engagement opportunities for students, as well as regional programming for military/veteran alumni.

Crim Dell Association: William & Mary LGBTQ+ Alumni

The Crim Dell Association is William & Mary’s identity group representing alumni dedicated to expanding the freedom to love and express gender and sexual identity. Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant community, expand opportunities for current LGBTQ+ students and allies and maintain a strong connection with the university.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA)

HWA, the organization for alumni of Black or African descent, is dedicated to encouraging fellowship among alumni, advancing the interests of the Alumni Association and the university and enhancing the quality of life for current African-American students at William & Mary through scholarship opportunities as well as other avenues for involvement.

Latinx Alumni Association (Latino/a)

The W&M Latinx Alumni affinity group consists of alumni who self-identify as Latino, Latina, Latinx, Hispanic or Chicano who are working to create community at William & Mary. Latinx alumni work closely with the Latin American Studies Program faculty, the Cuba Media Initiative, UndocuTribe, the Latin-American Student Union, the Hispanic Studies faculty and other Latin-American focused campus constituencies to actively engage with William & Mary.

Order of the White Jacket (OWJ)

OWJ’s goals and objectives include fostering and strengthening the fraternal bond between alumni who served in food service, promoting the honor and dignity of work ethic through manual labor to finance a college education, supporting current students working their way through college in food service through scholarship opportunities, and advancing the interests of the Alumni Association and the university.

Olde Guarde

The Olde Guarde consists of all members of the William & Mary Alumni Association whose class graduated 50 years ago or more.

Young Guarde

Alumni within their first 10 years of graduation enjoy membership in the Young Guarde.

W&M Women

W&M Women provides regional and on-campus programs with the objective of empowering, inspiring and growing the leadership of women in the William & Mary community.