The Alumnae Council

Alumnae Councils across the country and the world worked with the Women's League in order to accomplish several initiatives at Michigan. 

The Detroit Alumnae Association along with other local clubs helped raise money to build the first residence halls for women, calling it "the first opportunity that women who have left the university have had to express in a fitting form their interest in the welfare of those who have followed them."1 Their actions led to the first dorms on campus, including the Alumnae House.

Today the Alumnae Council still exists under the umbrella of the Alumni Association.

1. Letter from Association of University of Michigan Women to University of Michigan Women, Detroit, May 1, 1914,  Folder “Correspondence, 1905-1929,” Box 1, University of Michigan Women’s League rRecords, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.