Citizen Alum at Metropolitan State

Through Citizen Alum at Metropolitan State University we connect students, faculty and alumni in new ways to:

  • inspire our students to consider meaningful approaches to affect the public good
  • honor the knowledge and experience of publicly-engaged alumni
  • develop existing links and explore new ones, between the university and alumni to strengthen the impact of our alumni’s work as stewards of communities

80 percent of Metropolitan State’s 35,000 alumni reside in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our alumni are architects of democracy in virtually all sectors of our public life and represent a potent network that creates social change.

Metropolitan State has earned national recognition for integrating Citizen Alum into coursework, where students interview alumni who are involved in solving public problems.

Read more about the American Commonwealth Project Description and what our students and citizen-alumni have to say.