2019 Volunteer Impact Report

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Rice President David W. Leebron

A Message from
Rice President David W. Leebron

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our alumni, parents and friends for volunteering your time, intellect, wisdom and enthusiasm. Your contributions are essential to the growth and progress of the university.

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Rice has a long history of service-oriented organizations that have contributed to the progress of the university. Scroll through to learn about five key moments for the ARA and volunteerism at Rice.

Volunteers Make the Difference

Over the past 100 years, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends have made their mark on the university by offering their time, expertise, commitment and enthusiasm. Here are just four of the thousands of volunteers who have worked towards a more engaged community, a more vibrant campus and a continuation of the unmatched Rice experience.

ARA President Frank G. Jones

Q&A with ARA President
Frank G. Jones '63

"The ARA wants to unite Owls behind the institution where they spent some of their most formative years, where they have real ties and real friendships and where they learned the things that got them started in life and in their careers."

Read more about Frank's goals for the ARA and his philosophy on volunteerism

Celebrating 100 years of alumni service
ARA Board

How you can Get Involved

International Friends at Rice is a wonderful opportunity for an international student and a local U.S. friend or family to meet 3 - 4 times during the student's first 6 months at Rice. U.S. friends may help international students discover Houston, invite them for a meal, and make the student(s) feel more at home.

Apply for International Friends at Rice