Start an Alumni Chapter

Starting an Alumni Chapter provides a gateway opportunity for USD alumni and friends to stay connected with their alma mater, and fellow Coyotes, while strengthening the recognition of USD. The Chapter Handbook will serve as a guide for starting a USD Alumni Chapter.

Tips for a Successful Alumni Chapter

  • Schedule regular meetings or correspondence with the chapter.
  • Set attainable goals for the chapter.
  • Recruit new chapter members that will be great assets to the chapter.
  • Schedule chapter events in advance. Think of seasonal events.
  • Plan events early. Communicate upcoming events to chapter members at least 30 days prior to an event.
  • Work with the USD Alumni Association for communication support. Please reference the Chapter Handbook for additional information.

Event Ideas

Alumni Chapters are encouraged to host a variety of events throughout the year including athletic and cultural events, networking and service opportunities, and more! Please reference the Chapter Handbook for additional information.

  • Athletic Events: watch parties, tailgates, athletic alumni lectures
  • Cultural Events: museum tours, attend music concerts or performances, social prior to or following an event
  • Networking Opportunities: receptions, lunches, dinner, after-hours
  • Service Opportunities: local volunteer, student networking, student mentoring, student internship

Chapter Resources: Chapter Handbook, Chapter Event Request Form PDF, Events Checklist PDF

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