Learn English – Best Word for “Loyalty to an Alma Mater”


What word or phrase best describes a sense of loyalty to and/or support of an educational institution from which one graduated?

Used in a sentence:

Alice received her PhD from Foo State University (FSU). She actively promotes her alma mater, attends alumni events, and makes large contributions. She has a strong sense of __.

Best Answer

I would say school pride, although you can say school spirit too.

The reason I chose school pride is that school spirit often notes a loyalty while you are going to school somewhere and school pride can be used in either case, however the terms are both used interchangeably.