The Alumni Association offers a broad range of resources to volunteers motivated to assist the university in developing new alumni chapters and clubs. Alumni Chapters generally begin with a small group of dedicated graduates with similar interests and support from a campus department or program. An alumni chapter can do many different things. It can serve as a social outlet for Matadors and friends of the University, raise funds and awareness in the community, and provide networking and professional development opportunities for alumni and current students in the field. The following seven steps outline the process for starting an alumni chapter or for revitalizing an inactive chapter.
How to Start an Alumni Chapter
Step 1: Form an Advisory Steering Committee
Step 2: Establish a Chapter Constitution
Step 3: Complete a Charter Petition Form
Step 4: Submission of Documents
Formal Vote of Recognition by Alumni Association Board of Directors
Charters will be reviewed on congruence with the mission and values of the University and of the Alumni Association and established Chapter rules and regulations contained in this document. A two-thirds vote is required of the Alumni Association Board of Directors for recognition. The petitioning chapter will be afforded the opportunity to speak on their own behalf before the CSUN Alumni Association Board of Directors.