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!

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 members in good standing in the colony
– 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
– Official list of names as they should appear on the charter

Expansion Resources (Coming Soon):

The list above are base requirements that needs to be accomplished before a charter can be granted by the Board of Directors. Several documents will be added that will provide additional requirements to complete in order to start a chapter. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Technology & Alumni Relations, Jeff Hughes.

See our current expansion efforts.