The Alumni Society is an independent association currently comprised of approximately 6,000 graduates from EA. Its purpose is to represent alumni; to help connect members to each other, to classmates, and to the school; and to ensure alumni interests are represented within the EA Community.
Its roots go back to 1785 and thus it is thought to be the oldest Society in the Inter-Ac League, if not the Delaware Valley. It originated Alumni Prizes in Greek, Latin, English and Math, precursors to the present day Alumni Prizes. Although dues were originally required in order to be a member, this is no longer the case.
There is a Board of Managers consisting of up to 20 who are elected by the Society’s members to a three year term each or appointed to fill a vacancy during a term. Generally, 1/3 of the Board runs for election every year; thereby providing continuity. The Board has officers currently consisting of the President, Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer.