As an SSA graduate, you are a member of an accomplished, and devoted professional community of over 8,000 SSA alumni working in countless ways to create a more just, equitable, and humane society. You are also part of the greater University of Chicago alumni community, comprised of more than 130,000 individuals shaping the world about everything from literature to economics to theoretical physics. You benefit from a close connection to the School, its programs, and its students. SSA alumni receive a 20% discount on any workshop or lecture offered through the Professional Development Program. Many programs are designed and presented by alumni luminaries to be maximally relevant. Many programs and events are free or very modestly priced. Faculty and scholars seek and enjoy contact with alumni. You can obtain your alumni card and access a large portfolio of University resources. Read more information here.

Connect With SSA

Contact any of the following SSA Development Office staff:

  • Stephen G. Gilmore
    Associate Dean for External Affairs
    773.702.1146
  • Sara Manewith
    Associate Director of Special Gifts
    773.702.1164
  • Yelene Modley
    Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations and the SSA Fund
    773.702.1431

The mailing address for the offices of External Affairs, Alumni Relations and the SSA Fund is: The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Professional Development

SSA alumni receive a 20% discount on any workshop or lecture offered through the Professional Development Program. Whether you’re interested in continuing education credits or simply want to deepen your knowledge in a specific area (Spanish for social workers, for example), consult the schedule or register today. Learn more about the Professional Development Program here.

Be a Mentor or Field Instructor

SSA alumni are the best mentors and teachers of SSA students. Here are some ways you can support the next generation of social workers:

Recruit SSA Grads

You know the quality and rigor of an SSA education, and the impact on SSA-prepared social worker can have on your organization and it serves. Contact Career Services to post a job, attend our Spring Career Fair, or engage in other on-campus recruiting and mentoring activites.

Give to SSA

Show your support for SSA and its historic mission by making a gift to the SSA Fund. Your gift, of any amount, will make a difference in the education of our students and their field work with agencies and programs serving vulnerable people, and preparing new social workers who are SSA alumni.