It all began one fateful afternoon with the singing of the song we all knew as UI students: “GENDERANG UI”

In 2011, a group of friends who were all UI alumni and resided in the Washington DC metro area, gathered to reminisce about their time at university. They sang and played music, rekindling memories of their freshmen year when they sang “Hymne Alma Mater Universitas Indonesia”, “Gaudeamus Igitur”, “Rayuan Pulau Kelapa”, and many other songs at Balairung, the main hall of UI. This was a time they always looked back upon fondly.

During a visit in April 2012, the conductor of the acceptance ceremony and graduation song, AG Soedibyo, affectionately known as “Mas Dibyo”, encouraged them to establish an extension of the ILUNI UI organization in the US.

A year later, 19 alumni members gathered at Wisma Indonesia, the ambassador’s residence in DC, on April 21, 2013, to discuss the possibility of forming such an organization. And on September 21, 2013, during the Inaugural Night event attended by the UI Alumni Relations Team from Jakarta, the Iluni UI USA Chapter was officially established. The chapter is committed to providing a platform that connects alumni in the US with each other and with the university.

The members of ILUNI UI USA consist of below type of members who live in
the United States

Mission Statement

The mission of ILUNI UI USA is to establish and enhance a mutually
beneficial and enduring relationship between the Universitas Indonesia, its
alumni, and current and future students.


ILUNI UI USA is organized exclusively for the purposes outlined in Section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”),
and more specifically: “To connect alumni to the University of Indonesia and
to each other; to support the University’s mission of teaching and research;
to give back to the alma mater and society.”


The principal office of the corporation shall be at 9358 Mildred Court, Vienna,
County of Fairfax, and Commonwealth of Virginia. The Corporation may also
have offices at such other places as the Alumni Council may from time to time
appoint or the purposes of the corporation may require