Interest Groups...

The NYC club is partnered with a number of affiliates that are focused on specific topics or interests.

Book Clubs

Long Island

The Long Island Alumni Book Group has a thriving Suffolk chapter. It meets approximately every six weeks in members’ homes on Sundays at 5 p.m. We have enjoyable, intellectually stimulating get-togethers, discussing books selected by our members. Snacks are served, and there is no charge to attend.  Join us!

Questions? Please contact Ellen Bogolub (AB’70) at or 631.751.7085.


Long Island - Nassau

The Long Island Alumni Book Group's Nassau Chapter is in its inaugural year. This group is coordinated by Gayle Squires, MST'73, and George Monaster, MBA'73, and all are welcomed to help host, lead a session, or just join in the invigoratinng discussions.

Questions? Please contact Gayle Squires (MST’73) at or 516.482.6452 to become involved.

Details and registration for both Long Island Book Clubs can be found on the events page.

New York

The New York Alumni Book Club meets monthly and is open to all alumni. Our meetings and the books we will be reading can be found on the events page.

Third Thursday of the Month 7–9 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Virginia Josephian (AM’69) at no later than the Monday before the meeting.

New York Young Alumni

The Young Alumni Book Club meets one evening a month. Book selections and event dates are posted on the events page.

Monthly Sunday Meetings 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Art Bar
52 8th Ave.
New York, NY

Questions? Please contact Kimberly Drelich (AB’07) at

Chess Club at NYAC

Select Wednesday evenings
7-10 p.m.

New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park South, 9th Floor
New York, NY


Please join the New York Athletic Club on select Tuesdays for their open house evenings hosted by its chess club for University of Chicago alumni/ae. Aficionados of the sport of kings are invited to mingle with other UChicago graduates over a chess board while enjoying a libation in one of the city's grand club rooms. Players of all levels are welcome to ply their Queen's Indian or wily Nimzo-indian against the traditional English or Scotch game favored in Western Civ classes. Dress code: Business casual; sport jacket for men; no sneakers or jeans.
Details and registration found on the events page. Questions? Contact Alec Diacou, LAB'72, AB'76, AM'78, at

Affinity Groups

Chicago Affinity Groups have been created as a means through which alumni can continue their association with the University of Chicago by engaging with each other around shared interests and shared identities. These Affinity Groups complement the work of our regional clubs, class councils, and professional alumni associations. We encourage you to explore, join, and get involved in the groups listed on this site. If you are interested in the possibility of forming a new group, please review the FAQ and guidelines, then email to start the process.

Click here to see the full list of Chicago Affinity groups; the groups that have a NYC chapter are:

Alliance for the Civil Soceity (UCACS)

This affinity group serves as a resource and alliance to strengthen the synergy of UChicago alumni and its affiliates across these non-governmental and governmental sectors, for mutually beneficial relationships - achieved through professional networking, educational programs, and social engagement to enrich the mission-focused members of this industry and those seated at their table.

The group's website is

Questions? Please contact Yaminah Noonoo at

Association of Black Alumni (UCABA)

The University of Chicago Association of Black Alumni exists to ensure that the needs of Black students are represented accurately in alumni discussions and to promote the continued prosperity of the University of Chicago.

The group's website is

Questions? Please contact Brian Clarke, AB'11, at or Lucie Sandel at

Alumni Law Society

The University of Chicago Alumni Law Society is a group dedicated to extending the fun of intellectual inquiry inculcated by the University into their life in the law. The group is open to alumni of any part of the University who currently practice or are interested in the practice of law.

The group's website is

Questions?  Please contact Mark Winston, AB'80, at or
Lucie Sandel at

Arts Alumni Network 

The Arts Alumni group is a new initiative designed to foster a shared sense of community and connection among UChicago Alumni from all parts of the institution who are active in the arts, culture, and entertainment fields. We hope it will provide an effective platform for professional peer-group networking in the arts as well as expand the network of resources for current students and recent graduates. The University realizes how important the arts are, and wants to use this group to help highlight the success of UChicago alumni working in the arts across the country.

The group's website is

Questions?  Please contact Jeff Michalczak, JD’04, at or Eric Hornik at

Chicago Economics Society

The University of Chicago Economics Society is a group meant for all UChicago alumni associated with the Chicago School of Economics.  This includes not only PhD econ alumni, but also alumni from the College, Chicago Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School.  It is also open to friends of the Chicago School of Economics.  The club will organize events regularly for people to reconnect to the University, network, and engage in intellectual discussions on important economic/social/political issues.

The group's website is

Questions? Please contact Dan Gould at

Chicago Women's Alliance

The University of Chicago, Chicago Women's Alliance (CWA) is an affinity group for women with significant life experience who are alumnae, faculty, administrators, and research associates. The Alliance's primary mission is to provide a forum for the acquisition of new knowledge and an opportunity for like-minded University of Chicago women with great intellectual curiosity to connect, investigate, and discuss common interests, and to build new relationships.

The group's website is

Questions? Please contact Brooke Sylvester, PhD'11 at or Eric Hornik at

Latino Alumni Network

The Latino Alumni Network is open to all alumni/parents/friends of the University of Chicago who identify themselves as of Latino heritage. The Network seeks to build community and enhance the relationship with the University of Chicago of people who share this common identity

The group's website is

Questions? Please contact Leslie Rosales, AB'07, at or Lucie Sandel at

LGBT Alumni Network

The UChicago LGBT Alumni Network is open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of Chicago. It seeks to build strong connections among LGBT alumni, and between the LGBT community and the University as a whole.

The group's website is

Questions?  Please contact Ben Steverman, AB'99 AM'99 at or
Eric Hornik at

Life Sciences Alumni Group

The University of Chicago Life Sciences Alumni Group ("LSAG") brings together all alumni who are interested in the life sciences, including health care in all its aspects. Members come from industry, academia, health care delivery, the financial services and consulting sectors, as well as the legal profession. LSAG benefits alumni by creating networking and educational events and resources, and by enhancing ties with the University through outreach and mentorship programs for current students and recent graduates.

The group's website is

Questions?  Please contact Jon Edelson, MD'86 at or
Lucie Sandel at