Keeping alumni involved after they graduate can be a difficult challenge. After all, they’re busy building a career, starting a family, and may have even moved across the country. Despite the challenges, keeping alumni involved is a worthwhile goal since it offers plenty of benefits to your chapter.
To keep alumni involved in your chapter, give them the chance to help the chapter and/or to help the current members of your chapter. One excellent opportunity for alumni to aid the chapter is to become a member of a committee that guides the chapter, such as the board of trustees or the housing corporation. If certain alumni are more inclined to participate in philanthropic activities, perhaps there’s an opportunity for them with your national philanthropy. Another option is creating a rush scholarship and inviting alumni members to join a committee that decides which applicant is awarded the scholarship.