1. The interested person or group should contact the Office of Institutional Advancement (304.336.8888) and ask to speak with the Director of Alumni Relations.
  2. A general area for which to pull addresses should be defined. Perhaps pick a central city/town and request addresses for a 25 to 50 mile radius of this location.
  3. To be considered for a chapter charter, a minimum of 100 alumni and friends with good addresses must live in the geographical county or area petitioning for active chapter status. If there are less than 100 good addresses, the alumni staff will assist with the formation of an Alumni Club. An Alumni Club will be able to have email blasts sent out from the Office of Institutional Advancement, and we will assist in helping the alumni and friends in the area get connected with one another.
  4. If there are at least 100 good addresses in the area, an interest survey will be created and sent out to all alumni and friends in the area. The survey will be emailed to everyone who has a good email address and will be mailed to everyone who does not have a good email address. At least 50 surveys must be returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement to proceed.
  5. Once 50 surveys are returned, an organizational meeting will be planned. The Director of Alumni Relations will attend this meeting to go over the requirements of becoming and remaining an active alumni chapter, as well as answer any questions. This meeting will usually be attended by a core group of supporters who will be the driving force behind the chapter’s organization. This meeting can be held at someone’s office, home or any area that is suitable for a business meeting.
  6. Following the organizational meeting, the core group should nominate a slate of officers and hold a follow up meeting to accept further nominations and vote on the officers. Committees can also be formed at this meeting.
  7. The elected officers will begin planning a ‘kick-­‐off’ type event, which will be the first official chapter meeting.
  8. After the ‘kick-­‐off’ event is held, the chapter will be eligible to nominate its representative(s) to the Alumni Board of Directors.