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Alumni Networks & Chapters

 


 

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What is a UWAA Alumni Network/Chapter?

Networks are local or interest based affiliates of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association formed by alumni and fan volunteers to:

  • Provide alumni, friends, and fans with a connection to UW and expand UWAA outreach across the nation and the world.
  • Promote participation in the UWAA.
  • Coordinate events that bring alumni and fans together to support UW. 
  • Be advocates for alumni career connections, support and resources.
  • Be advocates for perspective student enrollment in the University of Wyoming.

Our networks are under construction!

If you're looking for a network or need more information, contact Chance Price at cprice6@uwyo.edu or Jon Wiebe at jwiebe1@uwyo.edu. Or, call our office at (307) 766-4166.

 


Four types of Alumni Networks/Chapters:

  1. Geographic Chapters: Alumni and friends of UW in specific regions (e.g. WY county, state, US region, etc).
  2. Affinity Chapters: Alumni and friends with a shared common attribute or activity (e.g., law, energy, etc.).
  3. Academic Chapters: Alumni who graduated from a specific academic discipline (e.g., MBA, nursing, music, biology, education, business).
  4. Corporate Chapters: Alumni and friends that share present or former ties to a specific professional organization

Starting and Organizing an Alumni Network/Chapter:

  1. Alumni networks have a Network Chair and Assistant Chair to serve as their representatives to the Office of Alumni Relations and the UWAA Board. They are responsible for planning and executing events within their prospective region and/or affinity group.
  2. The Network must have an active roster of six alumni volunteers.
  3. For geographic based alumni networks, define the region’s boundaries. For affinity, academic, and corporate chapters, the uniting interest must be identified.
  4. Publish an appeal to alumni in the defined region or affinity group to serve on the network committee.
  5. Identify a Chair, and Assistant Chair.
  6. The Network Chair and Assistant completes and submits a Network/Chapter Chair and Assistant Chair Profile and Network/Chapter Chair and Assistant Chair Acknowledgement of Responsibilities to the UWAA Executive Director.
  7. Complete Petition for Network/Chapter Charter Form (with no fewer than 6 member names) and the Network/Chapter Chair and Assistant Chair Acknowledgement of Responsibilities and submit to the network committee to the Coordinator of Networks, Memberships and Student Programs.
  8. The UWAA board reviews at a regularly scheduled board meeting. Upon approval, network/chapter recognition will be granted.
  9. Once chartered, the network committee, under the leadership of the Network and Assistant Chairs, will set network goals with the assistance of the Coordinator of Networks, Memberships and Student Programs.
  10. To maintain the status of a network, all guidelines within the Alumni Engagement Handbook must be acknowledged and followed.

Transition to a Chapter:

All of the above guidelines will be required for a chapter. A network may move to chapter status when the network has a Chair, Assistant Chair and one other leader position and a roster of 25 members with at least 15 of them being paid and active members of the UWAA. The roster must be supported with names of the minimum of 25 roster members with membership status confirmed by the Coordinator of Networks, Memberships and Student Programs.


Contact Us

Alumni Association

Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

222 S. 22nd St.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-4166

Fax: (307) 766-6824

Email: uwalumni@uwyo.edu

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