MSU Denver Alumni Association

The MSU Denver Alumni Association is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation established in 1971 with the original purpose of “creating and maintaining the spirit of fellowship and good will among all of the alumni of Metro State College to encourage a better informed alumni body to promote the subjects and programs of the Alumni Association as a medium for best serving the College in the community.”

Since then, the Association has refined its purpose, structure and governance various times, and now operates with a narrow, strategic mission — to create broad and meaningful opportunities for alumni to engage with each other, the University and the larger MSU Denver Community in ways that support the strategic goals of the University.

Students in graduation caps and robs at commencement

The Alumni Association’s philosophy is simple: create opportunities for impact. In recent years, we have shifted our focused to six high-impact areas: student engagement, alumni engagement, scholarships and awards, diversity, equity and inclusion, legislative advocacy and high school recruitment.

Scroll down to explore these impact areas and see how your passions are matched with our opportunities.


Finish Line Scholarships Available

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Alumni Association established the Alumni Board Finish Line Endowed Scholarship in 2020 to provide support to Roadrunners who have stopped out and want to complete their degree. Scholarship awards are available to students who are readmitting to the University and are within 2 semesters of graduating.

Scholarship awards are based on financial need.

To apply, submit the general scholarship application found here: GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and then search for “Finish Line” in the search bar to complete the necessary requirements.

For more information contact [email protected].

Student Engagement

The Alumni Association is intentional in supporting current and future Roadrunners at all the pivotal moments of their post-secondary education. Whether it’s supporting the admissions and recruitment processes, mentoring students, speaking in classes or helping place students and fellow graduates in internships and jobs, the Alumni Association is here to engage with students and help all Roadrunners become changemakers.

Alumni Engagement

At the heart of the Alumni Association’s mission is the commitment to creating meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and the institution. Through career-focused networking events, social gatherings, professional development opportunities and much more, the Alumni Association works to keep you connected.MSU Denver has been committed to diversity since our beginning.

Scholarship and Awards

The Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 with the purpose of supporting students as they work toward completing their degrees. Now over 20 years later, the fund has raised more than $285,000 and the Alumni Association Board is dedicated to utilizing these funds to make the greatest impact possible.

To apply, submit the general scholarship application found here: GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and then search for “Finish Line” in the search bar to complete the necessary requirements.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MSU Denver’s commitment to bolstering diversity is proactive and balanced. The University supports and values diversity in all forms in a teaching and learning community marked by mutual respect, inclusion, and cooperation. In collaboration with the University, the Alumni Association seeks to foster relationships with students, providing support and mentorship.

Legislative Advocacy

With over 100,000 Roadrunners world-wide, the Roadrunner network is large and influential. The Alumni Association is partnered with the MSU Denver Champions program – the official grassroots advocacy network of MSU Denver – to educate and empower alumni and friends of the university to influence public perception and policy affecting the University.

High School Recruitment

The Alumni Admissions Ambassador program is an opportunity to represent the University in your community while helping recruit talented students to apply and attend MSU Denver. When you sign up, you are making yourself available to be contacted by the Office of Admissions for support as needed, and as your schedule permits. All volunteers will be required to complete a brief, online, training.