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College of the Desert Alumni Association

As you can tell from the stories found on this site, alumni of College of the Desert have achieved many great things. They can be found in almost all industries, businesses and organizations in the Coachella Valley. They are the result of their own hard work, dedication and drive as well as the outstanding education, faculty, programs and services found at COD. They are the COD story and mission. 

Join the Alumni Association.

The mission of the Alumni Association is to enhance the success of COD students and enrich the campus environment. The Alumni Association works to:

  • Provide Scholarships for students who plan to attend or who are now attending College of the Desert.
  • Provide Recognition of Alumni, students, community leaders, facility and staff.
  • Create Awareness of the value of higher education and College of the Desert through collaborative efforts.
  • Provide Financial support for the enhancement of College of the Desert facilities, programs, faculty and staff.

The Alumni Association, composed of graduates, former students and friends, is an organization dedicated to enriching the campus environment and enriching the lives of its members. For more information on the Alumni Association and membership, call (760) 636-7957 or (760) 636-7956.

Or, consider joining the Roadrunner Club.

Roadrunner Club was established by the Foundation in 2011 to provide a new entry-level giving opportunity for newcomers to the College of the Desert family. Members get updates and discounts to College activities and events and help in spread the word about what the College does for the valley's quality of life.

You may view a full list of membership opportunities at the foundation. We think you'll find there is a giving level that is right for you and you'll be making an immediate impact on higher education, career advancement and lifelong learning in the Coachella Valley.

For more information on any of the Annual Giving opportunities at the Foundation, contact the Foundation at 760.773.2561 or via e-mail