Affinity Groups

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Affinity groups bring together Cooper alumni with shared interests for networking, mentoring or general support. The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development hosts organized events for affinity groups each semester, however, members are also encouraged to gather and connect on their own throughout the year.

Alpha Mu Sigma (AMS)

Cooper Alumni in Law

Cooper Union Climate Initiative (CUCI)

Cooper Union in Tech

Cooper Union on Wall Street (CUWS)

Design Affinity Group

Lambda Sigma Kappa (LSK)

Sigma Kappa Tau (SKT)

Real Estate, Construction, and Design (RECD)

Cooper has affinity groups in a variety of professional areas and we are currently working on offering alumni new ways to make connections, through shared identity groups. If you are interested in participating or becoming a group leader, or if you would like to form a new group, please contact Alumni Affairs at

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.