Legacy Families

Legacy Families

What Is A Legacy?

A “legacy” is someone who is related to an alumnus of a school. A legacy, in reference to the Parent and Family Connections Program, is a relative of a graduate. Legacy families are undergraduate students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and/or cousins attend or attended in the past. To take an example, if your grandmother graduated from Glassboro Normal School or Glassboro State College, you would be considered a Rowan University legacy.

The Parent and Family Connections Program value the legacy status mainly for community-building and public relations reasons and to support the mission of the University. The belief is that when dependents of alumni are a part of the University’s community, those alumni are more likely to stay involved with Rowan by participating in reunions, attending Family Weekend and Homecoming, being professional mentors, and serving on committees/boards. We also believe that legacies will also be very active alumni due to their family connection with the University. In short, legacies not only keep alumni involved, but also ensure a new generation of active alumni.

We are proud of the many generations of alumni who make the Rowan University experience part of their family tradition. The legacy connection proudly recognizes those families who embrace the broader Rowan University family by bringing their relatives home to their alma mater. It also offers a chance to welcome both new legacy students and their alumni relative back home to share their reflections, words of encouragement, and strategies for success.

How you can get Involved!

Submit your entry for the 2024 Legacy Family Competition by September 6!

Check out the Rowan University Alumni Association for information on membership benefits, including exclusive events, programming and services. Please join our over 94,000 members in representing the rich history of our University - from Glassboro Normal School to Glassboro State Teachers College, Glassboro State College, Rowan College of New Jersey, and now, Rowan University. Since its founding in 1971, the Alumni Association has worked to maintain a lasting and positive relationship between our dedicated graduates and the University.