Membership Organizations

If you're interested in strengthening your engagement with Caltech and supporting the Institute's academic, cultural, and civic activities, consider joining one or more of the following organizations:

The Caltech Alumni Association

Nurtures lifelong connections among former classmates, housemates, research partners, and faculty mentors with dynamic networking and engagement opportunities.

The Caltech Associates

Brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, community advocates, and lifelong learners to collectively support Caltech's groundbreaking research and education programs. Members enjoy international trips, attend leading scientific and engineering lectures, and have extensive access to Caltech's rich intellectual community.

Friends of Beckman Auditorium

Supports performing arts at Caltech, providing funding for artists' fees as well as for community outreach activities and cultural exchanges with the greater Pasadena community

Friends of the Caltech Y

Expands students' worldview and social awareness by supporting programs that promote teamwork, community engagement, leadership, and a love of learning.

Friends of the Caltech Libraries

Raises funding to purchase vital library equipment and materials and expand services that enhance research and learning throughout the Caltech community.

Friends of Instrumental Music

Supports Caltech's jazz and concert bands, chamber music groups, and orchestra, soliciting funds needed for new music, instruments, and regular performances.

Friends of the Palomar Observatory

Supports the educational outreach and research mission of the Palomar Observatory. Members also lead behind-the-scenes tours for the public.