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Alumni Relations Chairman

This officer resource page curates the many General Fraternity resources pertinent to your position to provide an overview of available tools. It is recommended you take time to review the resources below to familiarize yourself with relevant expectations, guides, and resources.

Manual Law and Risk Reduction Alumni Development Mentor Network
Pursuit of Excellence Officer Transitions Best Practices Library  


Alumni Relations Chairman Manual 

The Alumni Relations Chairman's Manual has been written as a user guide for the position. Officers are encouraged to review the introduction for an explanation of the manual and how it is organized. Officers should then conduct the included self-assessment of competencies for the position and then spend time reviewing the areas they're unfamiliar with, have questions about, or are looking for best practices.

Law and Risk Reduction

The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.

The Law is the Fraternity's constitution. It sets membership requirements, standards of conduct, and the framework for the operation of all entities of the Fraternity, including collegiate chapters. The Law also includes the Trial Code - a set of due process rules and procedures for disciplining initiated members.

Risk Reduction Policy

Along with The Law of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc., the Risk Reduction Policy provides our constituents with specific policies on areas such as the education of initiates and candidates, activities of the chapter, premises of the chapter, and hazing.

Risk Reduction Resources

These resources focus on assisting the chapter through education and accountability. Take a moment to look through these resources and consider how they could positively impact your chapter.

Anti-Discrimination Policy of Sigma Nu Fraternity

As adopted by the 67th Grand Chapter (2016, San Diego, California)

No member of Sigma Nu Fraternity shall discriminate, with respect to fraternal decisions, on the basis of race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, disability, age, and/or national origin.

Alumni Development 

Alumni Newsletter Guide 

Use this resource as a tool to assist your chapter in developing a newsletter to be distributed to alumni regularly.

Alumni Calendar, Events, and Planner Guide 

This resource provides a sample alumni calendar and instructional guide for planning alumni events. 

Tell Us Your News

This link directs you to a webpage that allows you to report chapter news to the General Fraternity for publicity.

Chapter Advisors

This link directs you to the main webpage for Chapter Advisors.

Alumni Advisory Boards

This link directs you to the main webpage for Alumni Advisory Boards.

Alumni Chapters

This link directs you to the main webpage for Alumni Chapters.

Alumni Clubs

This link directs you to the main webpage for Alumni Clubs.

Mentor Network

Sigma Nu Mentor Network

The Sigma Nu Mentor Network is the Fraternity's key effort to offer its collegiate brothers and young alumni access to the professional knowledge and career experience of its broader alumni membership.

Pursuit of Excellence

Pursuit of Excellence Evaluation Guidelines

As Alumni Relations Chairman, your role is most pertinent to the Alumni Development subcategory within the Pursuit of Excellence Program. This is a list of criteria for each operational area the program measures. 

Alumni Development Action Plan

This resource facilitates strategic planning within the operational subcategory of Alumni Development (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program). This action plan instructs the Alumni Relations Chairman and his committee on how to establish expectations, goals, and strategies relevant to the alumni engagement initiatives of the chapter.

Officer Transitions

Officer Transition Resources

Compilation of resources to assist collegiate chapters with elections and officer transitions.

Officer Transition Checklist 

Outgoing officers should use this checklist, so they know what to prepare and provide for their successors.

Officer Binder Checklist

This checklist will guide new or outgoing officers in preparing the Officer Binder/Notebook, an important resource for the officer transition process.

New Officer Goal Setting

This resource should help new officers hit the ground running and aid them in establishing their goals and acquiring the necessary resources to be successful during their term.

The Art of Delegating

Introductory strategies for sharing the workload, empowering others, and getting things done.

Best Practices Library

Best Practices Library

This library includes activities, programs, processes, and practices that result in or lead to excellent performance. Practices were collected from Sigma Nu chapters across North America of every size, institutional type, and region of the country. The best ideas and practices that could and should be replicated by other chapters are found here.

The library allows users to sort through ideas, examples, and templates. Best practices are sorted by area of operations (as defined by the Pursuit of Excellence Program) and subcategorized by type (e.g., accountability ideas, events, finances).

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