Grand Canyon University (GCU) alumni groups, or chapters, are created in specific geographic areas by alumni who want to share their GCU pride and get to know other GCU graduates. With more than 170,000 alumni in our network, the GCU community is growing rapidly. Explore our current alumni chapters and fill out an inquiry form if you are interested in joining an alumni chapter or starting a chapter in your area.
There are alumni groups in several cities across the country, with more starting every year. Chapter meetings are a chance for alumni from all majors to get together, socialize, relax and network. Some chapters have hosted game-watching parties, while others have attended Major League Baseball games as a group. Others have taken the opportunity to give back by participating in community service projects.
Chapters by Location
The Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter engages and connects the university community locally, nationally and around the globe in support of GCU's mission. Our goal is to help alumni create sustainable, lifelong connections to the university and to each other. The Phoenix Lopes are alumni finding their purpose and achieving their full potential by integrating their Christian worldview into everything they do.
If you have any questions on getting involved with the Phoenix Lopes Alumni Chapter, please contact us at [email protected].
The Houston Lopes Alumni Chapter helps leverage the strength of the growing GCU network in the Houston area. Our goal is to create a community that represents the GCU spirit through social activities, community outreach projects and networking events. Houston Lopes benefit from an active social network and participate in volunteer projects, social mixers and GCU game-watching parties.
If you are an alumnus located in the Houston area and would like to learn more about getting involved with the Houston Lopes, email [email protected].
The Seattle Lopes Alumni Chapter helps bring GCU alumni in the Seattle area together and works to expand the Lope community and network. Seattle Lopes benefit from an active community of GCU alumni who meet on a regular basis for family-friendly social events, networking opportunities and community outreach projects.
Special Interest Chapters
Sports Business Lopes
The GCU Sports Business Alumni Chapter strives to engage and connect sports business professionals and provide a platform for students and graduates to gain insights, experiences and opportunities in the sports business industry. Our goal is to offer peer-to-peer and peer-to-student mentorship while providing a correlative network with the GCU Sports Business Club and other GCU sports business alumni across the globe.
If you have any questions about getting involved with the GCU Sports Business Alumni Chapter, please contact us at [email protected].
Alumni Chapter Resources
The Office of Alumni Relations provides various tools and resources to help your chapter fulfill its responsibilities and engage local GCU alumni. You will find everything you need to start and maintain your chapter, plus advice on planning engaging events for chapter members.
Join, Follow and Connect on Alumni Social Media
Social media places people all over your world right onto the screen in front of you. Join and follow our alumni social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay connected to GCU and to each other. Use #Lope4Life to share with us!
Connect and network with fellow alumni by joining the official Grand Canyon University LinkedIn Alumni group page. Find fellow classmates and make valuable professional connections by searching by location, class, industry, field and employer to utilize the strength of the global GCU alumni network!
Alumni Contact Authorization
If you would like to share your GCU experiences with a prospective student, please provide authorization to share your contact information! Your contact information will only be shared if a current or prospective student inquires to speak with an alum regarding your specific program of study or profession.
Future Alumni Board
The Grand Canyon University Future Alumni Board exists to create an environment of GCU pride and a community that develops lifelong connections between students, alumni and the university.
The Future Alumni Board is an exclusive group of GCU upperclassmen who represent the Office of Alumni Relations to the student body. The board is responsible for helping to establish student to alumni professional relationships, providing relevant feedback for the Office of Alumni Relations and hosting alumni-focused networking and social events for current students.
The Golden Lopes tradition celebrates Lopes who have been a part of the GCU family for 50 years or more. Founded in 2020, the Golden Lopes are made up of our distinguished alumni. Joining the chapter requires no registration; 50 years after your graduation you are automatically welcomed into the Golden Lopes.
As a Golden Lope, you will experience:
- Special recognition at GCU Homecoming
- Exciting social events with fellow alumni twice each year
- Exclusive mementos
- Bi-annual newsletter to help you stay connected to your fellow golden alumni