One of the easiest ways to stay involved with Delta Sigma Pi is to join an alumni chapter. Alumni Chapters hold social, professional, and service events throughout the year. Not only is it a great way to stay connected to the Fraternity, it is also a great way to network with brothers in your area. See a list of all of our alumni chapters in the Chapter Locator.
How to Maintain Alumni Chapter Success
To succeed, alumni chapters need to stay active through regular meetings and events, constant communication with members and potential members, and support of national programs.
• Franchise annually before June 30. Each alumni chapter shall maintain a minimum membership of at least ten (10) members at all times. Each chapter member should complete a Membership Form to confirm their membership.
• Establish a regular meeting/event schedule with at least 4 events a year (preferably gathering about once a month). Alumni Chapters are required to meet at least four times a year with at least one business meeting at which a quorum is present for the purpose of electing officers. Quorum, which shall not be less than 25% of the membership in good standing of the chapter, is determined in the Alumni Chapter Bylaws. A chapter bylaws template is available for chapters to create their own bylaws.
• Send out a monthly newsletter to all alumni chapter members including upcoming dates, membership updates, and more. Events should be published one to two months in advance, but sooner if possible.
• Send regular (quarterly) chapter updates to:
o All alumni in your area
o Your District Director, Regional Vice President and Provincial Vice President and Provincial Alumni Development Chair
o Other local chapters, both collegiate and alumni
• Attend National Events including LEAD Schools, LEAD Provincial Conferences, and Grand Chapter Congress. The Alumni Chapter President, or elected alternate, shall serve as that chapter’s delegate during provincial council meetings and Grand Chapter.
• Support local collegiate chapters (recommend professional speakers, participate in service and fundraising activities, and offer advice for chapter operations). Invite collegiate members to attend alumni chapter events.
• Collect dues or fees for events and manage chapter finances. Each chapter has the power to determine its local dues, if any. Each chapter must maintain a checking account. All checks must be signed by the Vice President-Finance and any one other officer of the chapter.
• Encourage members to take on leadership roles within the alumni chapter and volunteer for the Fraternity. Alumni chapters are required to have a President, Vice President-Chapter Operations, Vice President-Finance and Vice President-Collegiate Relations. Additional officers may be elected based on chapter bylaws. See the Alumni Chapter Officer Packet for responsibilities of each officer and other helpful information.
• Never stop recruiting. Recruit local alumni members through regular mailings and members from local collegiate chapters. Visit collegiate chapters to present the Alumni Presentation.
• Share your successes with others! Apply for chapter awards and the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program. More details can be found in the Awards & Recognition Guide and the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program Guide, respectively.
Check out Alumni Resources, including the Operations Manual and Best Practices Manual, for additional information.