An alumni chapter or society is organized for one of two reasons: A group of alumni in a specific area or specific discipline want to become involved. The National Alumni Association identifies the need to establish a chapter or society in a particular community.
In either case, the procedure for organizing and establishing a chapter/society is the same and is outlined below:
Identify a core group of ten (10) dues-paying alumni who would be willing to serve on an organizational committee.
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 251.460.7084. We can provide you with the following:
A current list of names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of alumni.
Copies of the USA National Alumni Association Constitution and By-Laws.
An Office of Alumni Relations representative will assist you in organizing and implementing a chapter/society.
Ideas for planning an organizational meeting.
Select a date for the organizational meeting and invite all area alumni. The primary thrust of this first meeting is to select leaders and secondly, to plan activities. Leadership should take the form of an Executive Board
(elected officers and appointed chairpersons) who share in the responsibilities and prevent one person from shouldering the entire load.