The Greater Rochester region has a long history and population of Syracuse University alumni, dating back to the founding of the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester in 1900. The SU Alumni Club of Rochester offers alumni and friends of Syracuse University the opportunity to participate in educational, social and community service programs while providing the opportunity to network and connect with local Orange with similar interests.

In addition to hosting events and networking opportunities, the SU Alumni Club of Rochester awards annual scholarships to local SU seniors - and has been doing so for more than 60 years. The SU Alumni Club of Rochester's scholarship fund is one of the oldest SU alumni scholarship funds in the country.