Today CIIS has more than 5,100 alums, who are leaders and innovators in 29 different countries around the world. Through your volunteer activities, advocacy, involvement and gifts, you help ensure that future students will have access to the same quality of integral education that began 44 years ago in the Chaudhuri home.

The CIIS Alumni Office offers many opportunities for involvement and ways to stay connected with this vibrant community. Reconnect with classmates by registering and using the  Online Alumni Directory today.


Cassandra Vieten (CLN, '99) New IONS CEO and President

We are proud to announce that Cassandra Vieten, (CLN, '99) has just been selected as the new CEO and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.  Cassie is highly respected both inside IONs and by her colleagues worldwide. More>>

Ecology, Spirituality,and Religion at CIIS

In fall 2013, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) will launch a new graduate program in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion. The program is housed in the Institute's Philosophy and Religion Department, and will offer both MA and PhD degrees. CIIS is now accepting applications for the fall 2013 semester. More >>

CIIS Selects Faculty Emeritus, Vern Haddick Received First Alumni Award

Vern Haddick

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CIIS 2013 Founders Symposium a Huge SuccessMore>>

Check out the Spring 2013 Issue of CIIS Today


Alumni Events

ALUMNI Events and  UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES: Join us in the Fall 2013 for engaging events that will stimulate the body, mind and spirit.

New York

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00 PM

Save the Date!  CIIS New York Alumni Gathering

TLC Alumna, Shakti Butler's Film Cracking the Codes

Saturday, 10/26/2013

Film Screening and Conversation with  TLC Alumna and Film Producer, Shakti Butler




Travel to Oaxaca!

Our Travel Program offers an excellent way to network with fellow alums and friends and learn about the beauty of ancient cultures.

Viva la Vida !  Dia De Muertos En Oaxaca - October 29 - November 2013.

Stay tuned for more information regarding Sri Lanka Travel Study Trip - December 21, 2013 - January 4, 2014

CEU's available!

Join us in celebrating this Important Mesoamerican Holiday!


Please complete the Transcript Request Form and submit the completed form to: 
CIIS Registrar's Office
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
or fax it to 415-575-1267

Alumni Benefits


Support CIIS and the alumni association's many programs. Join online or call (415) 575-6278 for more information. Visit the Alumni Online Community to to request access codes.

These are just a few of the benefits of being a CIIS alum:

  • Membership at Patelco Credit Union & other discounts through Working (Member ID information available on our secure Alumni Online Community)
  • Search for jobs through CIIS CareerLink. To request password, Contact Margie Lam, Career Development Coordinator at 415-575-6118.
  • Serve on the Alumni Council and provide valuable ideas for alumni programming
  • Participate in your regional Alumni Circle
    •Represent CIIS at a college night or college fair sponsored by local colleges
    •Help CIIS with student recruitment
  • Receive our semiannual newsletter, CIIS Today, for the latest news about CIIS activities, events, and fellow alumni
  • Access the CIIS Online Alumni Directory to find addresses, emails, and telephone numbers for classmates and friends
  • Post your resume online for referral to prospective employers
  • Search job listings for opportunities that match your interests. Contact the Career Development coordinator in the Student Services Office, Room 401 for details.
  • Discover the fun of traveling with other CIIS alumni on international tours or travel study programs
  • Become a member of Public Programs at a discounted alumni rate of $40/annually and receive discounted membership pricing to lectures, workshops and performances, access to artist receptions, and more.  For more information, contact the Public Programs Office at 415-575-6175 or
  • Audit CIIS courses. Alumni can audit a course at a reduced fee of $130 per unit
  • Library privileges: Library Associate Membership is $25
  • CIIS negotiated rates at the Hotel Whitcomb, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Hotel Nikko and the Good Hotel (check the Online Community Benefits page for more details)
  • Discounted Corporate pricing at Bay1 Fitness in San Francisco. Download alumni discount flyer and take it with you when you join.

Open Houses and Info Sessions

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