Alumni

  • Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Photo of 2014 DAA recipients

    Honoring and showcasing alumni of distinction

  • CSUN graduates at commencement

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Spirited CSUN students

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

  • CSUN president with alumni in China

    Engaging volunteers and leaders and advocates

Resources for Chapter Volunteers

Thank you for volunteering to help us to cultivate relationships and expand our efforts in support of the university, alumni and current students. Managing a volunteer-based alumni chapter can be a rewarding experience. We understand that free time for volunteer service is often limited and we thank you for your loyalty and support!

As volunteers, we want to provide you with the tools you'll need to be an effective leader. We know that you want the best for your chapter.  You want it to be successful, to plan great events and you want your team to be dynamic and motivated. Refer to the resource links compiled below for successful chapter administration:

Official Documents and Policies

Volunteers and Boards

Volunteer Expectations

Sample Executive Officer Job Descriptions 

List of Volunteer Position Ideas 

Volunteer Service Awards Nomination Form

Volunteer Leader Succession

Finances

Event Planning

Parking Services: Parking can be arranged on campus and either paid for by the individual participant or hosted by the chapter. The cost is the same, $6 per vehicle. Individuals can either pay on site at one of the parking booths or permit dispensers located around campus or they can print a pass from their home computer to display in their window when they arrive.

Wireless Guest Access: Access to the CSUN wireless network is restricted to current CSUN faculty, staff and students. One-day guest access can be arranged for meetings and events. If the event is held M-F during regular business hours, the guest code can be obtained the morning of the meeting. Contact a staff member in the Office of Alumni Relations to obtain the daily guest code from the CSUN help desk. If the meeting is held on a weekend, a request to set up a guest account needs to be submitted to the Office of Alumni Relations a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meeting date.

Meeting Planning

You can host a chapter board or committee meetings on campus or via conference call.

Check List

  • Select a date and time
  • Contact alumni office to reserve a room
  • Determine/arrange catering needs (if applicable)
  • Determine audio/visual needs
  • Send parking instructions to attendees
  • Set and distribute agenda

Resources

Conference Call Hosting Instructions

On-Campus Meeting Room Reservations

Volunteer Parking Instructions 

Sample Meeting Agenda

Sample Status Report

Robert's Rules of Order Cheat Sheet 

Tips on Parliamentary Procedure -John Cagle '63

Communications

User Guide: Managing your Chapter Website

User Guide: Sending a Broadcast Email

Rosters and Lists: Email rosters are automatically uploaded into the broadcast email tool for your use.

Conference Calls: The Alumni Association has a conference call service available for use by volunteers to assist in communicating with your board members. Attach a portable speaker to any smart phone, place it in the middle of the conference table and turn any meeting into a virtual meeting for those who want to participate but live too far from CSUN to drive in. If you don't have a portable speaker, we can lend you ours.

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