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Virginia Tech Alumni Chapters exist to connect alumni, promote Virginia Tech around the world, and strengthen ties between alumni and their communities. Our chapters are divided into tiers primarily based on alumni population and university strategic priorities. Chapter activity levels vary widely by region and leadership; listed below are the annual goals and available resources for our Orange and Maroon tiered chapters. This list should be used as a guideline. Please work with your chapter liaison to establish annual goals for your particular chapter.

You may find the complete listing of the tiered chapters here.

Focus Area leaders will work with their chapter liaison to develop an annual plan and complete the Focus Area Agreement.

   

Leadership

Orange Chapters

  • Must have a president
  • Should have a president-elect or vice president
  • At least one chapter leader should attend annual Chapter Officers Forum

Maroon Chapters

  • Must have a president
  • Chapter leaders are invited to attend annual Chapter Officers Forum

Memorandum of Understanding (Previously Articles of Association)

President must submit a signed Memorandum of Understanding each year.

President must submit a signed Memorandum of Understanding each year.

Chapter Events

Host at least six events from a diverse range of categories, including:

  • The Alumni Big Event
  • Student Send-Off
  • Speaker Event
  • Young Alumni Event

Events primarily include game watching parties and community service events.

Social Media

Consistently maintain a chapter Facebook page or group.

Consistently maintain a chapter Facebook page or group.

Philanthropy

  • Share Advancement messages as appropriate
  • Award a local chapter scholarship
  • Actively participate in Giving Day (social media campaign and optional social event)

Share Advancement messages as appropriate.

Reporting

  • Submit full list of volunteers for each year by July 1
  • Submit meeting minutes and event reports monthly
  • Submit an annual plan each year by July 1
  • Submit year-end financial reports
  • Submit full list of volunteers for each year by July 1
  • Submit meeting minutes and event reports at least quarterly

Alumni Relations Event Support

  • Provide decorations and giveaways for chapter events
  • Send emails to all alumni in chapter area to promote events
  • Mail two postcard event invitations per fiscal year
  • Provide decorations and giveaways for chapter events
  • Send emails to all alumni in chapter area to promote events
  • Mail one postcard event invitation per fiscal year

Alumni Relations Social Media Support

  • Provide quarterly Chapter Toolkits to include social media and other web graphics (currently in development)
  • Chapter mark/logo provided (currently in development)
  • Provide quarterly Chapter Toolkits to include social media and other web graphics (currently in development)
  • Chapter mark/logo provided (currently in development)

Alumni Relations Staff Support

  • Designated Alumni Relations staff liaison
  • Provide overview of alumni demographics in the area, as needed
  • Access to Chapter Officers Facebook group and volunteer training opportunities
  • In-person Alumni Relations staff or board member attendance at chapter events/meetings when feasible
  • Designated Alumni Relations staff liaison
  • Provide overview of alumni demographics in the area, as needed
  • Access to Chapter Officers Facebook group and volunteer training opportunities

Alumni Chapter Awards

  • Eligible for chapter superlative awards
  • Eligible to apply for Outstanding Chapter Award
  • Eligible for chapter superlative awards
  • Eligible to apply for Outstanding Chapter Award