About Us

The WAA: Connecticut Chapter was founded in the late 1980’s and in 1998, Franklin, Berkshire, Hampshire and Hampden counties in Western Massachusetts were incorporated into the chapter. Did you know that over 1800 UW alumni reside within Connecticut and Western Massachusetts? We’d love to get all of you involved in the chapter, whether through your active participation, your frequent visits to this website, or your financial support of our local scholarship efforts.

Any way you want to participate, you will be supporting the great Badger spirit!

Mission Statement


  • Embrace your role as the face of UW-Madison and WAA
  • Be accessible
  • Be responsive
  • Be hospitable


  • Be a conduit for volunteering on behalf of UW-Madison
  • Be a social and professional hub


  • Encourage alumni to support the UW with their time, talent and treasure
  • Spread the message of the UW to everyone in the community
  • Participate in the UW Foundation’s annual campaign
  • Capture and translate the alumni voice back to the UW and WAA