Alumni and Friends

Alumni Relations Mission

Mission Statement: Connecting UWS alumni and friends to foster a vibrant and engaged community of integrated health care professionals.

UWS Alumni Relations Privacy Statement

What do you need?

Alumni News

University of Western States publishes the digital alumni and friends inTouch magazine twice per year! Check out the current and past editions here.


Posting to the UWS Community

Depending on your affiliation with the university and what you are looking to offer, you may be interested in utilizing one of the resources listed here.

Alumni Finder Map

The alumni relations department receives requests asking to connect our alums to potential referrals, as well as requests to provide opportunities for alumni to connect with other UWS alumni in their local area. To make it easier to find a UWS alum, this easy-to-use map was created!

Get Involved

We invite you to explore our alumni and friends offerings and learn more about ways to get involved.


UWS Switchboard is a digital space to connect with the UWS community by asking for what you need and offering what you want to share. Join today!

Preceptor Program

What is the preceptorship?
The preceptorship is an opportunity for 12th quarter interns in the Doctor of Chiropractic program to complete their education in the office of an experienced, licensed, approved chiropractor in private practice. Preceptorships are designed to expand the opportunities for individualized learning and professional growth by interns prior to graduation. The preceptor is the clinical teacher, role model and mentor contributing to the final component of the intern’s clinical education and training.

How do I participate as a UWS preceptor doctor?
Doctors interested in applying to be preceptors for the university can visit our preceptor page for more information or express their interest via email to [email protected]. A representative from the preceptor program will respond to inquiries and will review the eligibility requirements, describe the application process and prepare an application packet for completion.

How often will I have an intern placed in my practice?
Hosting an intern in a preceptorship is not an automatic or continual process.  Doctors approved as eligible preceptors are identified as such. Interns select their preceptorship location and are placed with the approved preceptor. Preceptorships are normally 10 weeks in length.

Refer a Student

Student referrals are one of the most important ways our alumni and friends can give back. Because of that we consider our student referrers to be the cornerstone of our university. Our Cornerstone Society is a community network that is a critical part of how talented professionals find their way to UWS programs.

Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about a UWS program? Simply submit their information here.

Learn more about the Cornerstone Society and how to refer students.

Questions? [email protected]

Give to UWS

Your philanthropic support allows UWS students to get the best education possible and brings excellent, whole-person care to patients world-wide. Learn more about how your gift makes a difference.