AUK seeks to open its doors to all its friends and supporters who aspire to become active
members in promoting the future of the University. We strive to find ways to work together to promote the
and aspirations of the University.
If you would like to set-up a “Friends of AUK” chapter in your location, the information below provides an
indicative outline of functions and activities that your chapter could choose to adopt.
AUK’s friends in the U.S. are actively working to set-up friends’ chapters in Nashville, Boston, San Diego,
and Virginia, all home to Kurdish communities.
If you are based in the U.S. and would like to join one of these chapters, or if you live elsewhere and want to
set-up a friends’ chapter in your location, please contact us for more information.
Terms of Reference for ‘Friends of AUK’ Chapters:
‘Friends of AUK’ chapters work to build solid networks between the University, its supporters and friends,
holding various cultural, social and professional activities.
The chapters are directly affiliated to the University. The Office of Advancement is the official
and coordinator of this affiliation.
The chapters organize activities for AUK friends and supporters. Each activity should be in-line with the
standards of the University.
The chapters are responsible for formulating their internal regulatory standards in line with the
AUK, and the country they are located in.
Each chapter shall name an executive board and develop administrative mechanisms in order to achieve its
All chapter members shall abide by the relevant basic laws and principles imposed by their respective
and in accordance with AUK objectives.
Work as a network that brings together all those who are interested in cooperation on projects to support
promote AUK and chapter(s) in their respective countries.
Implement various cultural, scientific and social activities/events that bring together AUK
(and alumni), to strengthen relations and create a space for interaction and communication between them and
Raise awareness on AUK and its mission and disseminate AUK news.
Encourage friends and supporters to visit AUK and attend its programs or summer institutes (for example,
semester/enroll for a course, learn Kurdish/live in Kurdistan).
Explore opportunities to promote AUK Advancement, help to attract philanthropic donations to AUK.
Events and Activities:
The chapters will develop an annual plan of activities, in cooperation with the Office of Advancement,
on the following:
An annual event for AUK chapter members (and alumni).
Cultural and professional activities, to facilitate interaction between friends’ chapters and AUK.
Social and cultural hubs, as common spaces for interaction, in order to reach out to the largest
possible number of