Active members automatically become alumni members of Cap and Gown upon graduation. Cap and Gown currently has more than 2,000 alumni members worldwide. Each year through Cap and Gown, alumni members volunteer their valuable time to enhance opportunities for Cap and Gown actives and Stanford students. Alumni Members also pay dues to support our actives and fund other costs of Cap and Gown activities. Cap and Gown alumni and friends additionally fund six different scholarships at Stanford.
Cap and Gown alumni are also wonderful volunteer leaders throughout Stanford. The STARS Assembly (Saluting Top Alumni Representatives at Stanford) is a biannual event to honor alumni who have made notable contributions as volunteers to the University. Not only is Cap and Gown invited to nominate participants, but at the last STARS conference, Cap and Gowners represented 11% of the total STARS participants!
Cap and Gown alumni members are governed by an Alumni Board that coordinates various events, programs, dues, and scholarships, and communicates with our membership via our annual newsletter, website, and email. We always welcome your suggestions and participation!