The Friends of the University of Sussex
The University boasts an active alumni community in the United States with links with over 10,000 former students. We hope that these pages enable alumni to keep up to date with what is going on at the University, renew links with friends from the past, find out about events taking place in cities across the US, and help make positive changes for our future through supporting a university that is improving lives world-wide.
The Friends of the University of Sussex was established as a registered American 501(c)3 charity in 1996. Since then the Friends, run by a Board of alumni volunteers, have awarded grants supporting a wide range of research projects, prizes and scholarships at the University.
American Friends Overview
The Friends of the University of Sussex was established as a registered 501(c)3 in November 1996. Over the past 13 years, the organization has continued to expand American Friends activities and development goals on a broad front. We look to the continual upgrading and expansion of the organization in the coming years.
The objectives of the American Friends are to:
- Create networks between US alumni, friends, students and parents within the US and with the University of Sussex
- Support the Strategic Plan for the University - recruit American students and create academic ties within the US
- Award scholarships to support American Alumni
- Support Sussex in its development aims of raising funds for the University and American Alumni scholarships
The American Friends works in collaboration with the Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Sussex. While the American Friends do not currently have an office in the United States, American Friends regional consuls have volunteered to be contact persons throughout the US.