First - this is not a Fundraising Initiative - the purpose of this initiative is to create the support network to further develop a strong, viable, and sustainable undergraduate chapter that is advised and supported by an active alumni team! Our alumni and the Fraternity believe strongly in this.
Our Chapter and Sigma Nu Fraternity are seeking to organize an “Alumni Advisory Board” (AAB) to advise, mentor, and coach the Collegiate Chapter and its officers. We are planning to conduct a training and organizational meeting in the near future. We will take advantage of existing volunteers, others that have expressed interest, and supplement them through a recruiting effort. We need and appreciate your assistance!
The purpose of the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) is:
- Advise, guide, and mentor collegiate members and officers
- Provide support for the chapter/officers through periods of transition
- Create long-term continuity among the chapter and the alumni
- Preserve organizational knowledge from year to year
We are looking for chapter alumni, other Sigma Nu alumni, parents, and other likeminded parties desiring to help advise the chapter, help to improve its overall operation, and create a sustainable advisement model. The AAB model is significantly different from the traditional Advisor model in that it incorporates a board of advisors, reduces the individual time requirements, allows alumni to focus in an area where they have extensive knowledge, experience and/or passion, and minimize the disruption associated with officer and advisor changes.
To read or download an overview of the Sigma Nu AAB - click here
AAB members DO NOT have to be local to the chapter although a portion of the board should be. AAB members only have to be committed to advising and improving the chapter. Many boards in Sigma Nu operate with 50% or more of the members being outside a close radius of their chapter. Also the length of advisor terms is flexible and when circumstances change there will a board of likeminded members ready to pick up responsibilities if needed.
To express your interest in being involved in this initiative or to just get more information, please fill out the form below. The information will be sent by email to the organization and recruiting team. We are excited about this initiative and your interest.
Other information/resources for this AAB Initiative:
Before you dismiss the notion because you do not have the time or are too far away, please consider joining a conference call discussion, reaching out to one of us, or joining us for the orientation. Additionally you likely know someone who is a good fit for the AAB and/or there may other alumni volunteer roles you could participate in.
Consider the thought, talk with other AAB members, or give us a call – it is a fairly new concept, but it can have a powerful impact on the chapter, the young men of the chapter, the alumni that participate and the fraternity.
Thank you for your consideration!