Start an Alumni Chapter

Becoming a Founding Member

Elevating the member experience includes bringing new alumni chapters into our professional network. They add new, exciting and enriching opportunities that enhance your lifelong membership. Alumni chapters can be shaped to meet members’ needs and interests. They also provide opportunities for various activities such as community service, networking, leadership development and social gatherings.

Alumni chapters ease the transition from college to a career and allow for instant connections especially when members move to a new city. We’re dedicated to helping your professional and personal development throughout your lifetime. Whether you graduated yesterday or 30 years ago, explore what Alpha Kappa Psi means to you outside of your collegiate years.

We encourage members to establish new alumni chapters where they currently do not exist. Creating an alumni chapter is easier than you think!

Current Expansion Efforts:

Boston

Boston, MA

Columbus

Columbus, OH

Gem State

Pocatello, ID

Northeast Ohio

Cleveland, OH

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Panama

Panama City, Panama

Potential Expansion:

Buffalo, NY
Long Beach, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Upstate New York

Basic Requirements for Starting a Chapter:

Membership

– Determine if chapter will be geographic (e.g. Southern Idaho) or collegiate chapter (e.g. Boise State) based
– Minimum of 15 colony members in good standing
– Elect chapter officers

Adminstrative

– Obtain EIN (Completed by Heritage Center)
– Open a 501(c)7 non-profit business bank account
– Employ the official Alumni Chapter Bylaws
– Pay $100 Installation fee
– Create and implement a local dues structure

Support

– Collaborate with fraternity staff and volunteers
– Utilize the Three-Year Chapter Sustainability Plan

Petition

– Chapter Bylaws
– List of members and elected officers
– Zip code range of the chapter’s geographic boundary
– Letter from the fraternity’s executive vice president
– List of names as they should appear on the charter

Ready to start the process?

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See if there is an alumni chapter in your area.