Get Involved

There are a number of different ways you can get involved in the Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo:

Attend our events

To ensure that you receive all notifications of Buffalo-area events, please be certain that your profile in Cornell’s alumni directory is kept up to date with a valid email and mailing address.
You should also join our Buffalo-area mailing list, by sending an email to with nothing but the word ‘join’ in the body text from the email address you wish to receive the mailings. To unsubscribe, simple send an email to the same address with nothing but the word ‘leave’ in the body text.
And be sure to check back to our main page often for the latest news and events!

Contact prospective Cornell students

CAAAN is the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, a group of nearly 6,900 alumni volunteers who assist the Cornell admissions community in recruiting superior undergraduate applicants. CAAAN members are involved in a variety of activities, the biggest of which is contacting local candidates who have submitted their application, to answer questions, provide a positive perspective on the University, and accumulate additional information about the applicant. These are not to be considered formal interviews!

All area alums interested in contacting applicants to the University as part of the CAAAN network should be sure to sign-up as a member today!

Become a benefactor of the Club

While membership in the Club is free and all area alums, students, parents, and friends of the University are welcome to our events, the Club still depends upon the generosity of our benefactors to retain working capital and subsidize events for our students. Benefactors (if inclined) are noted in club correspondence and will be the first to be invited to special events and to serve on select committees for the Club.

Chair an event or program

The Club welcomes energetic alumni to spearhead new ideas for possible events, activites, and programmatic efforts. All alumni interested in getting involved with the Club should contact the Club president, as listed in the Club’s about page.