Introducing Updates to Alpha Sigma Tau’s Alumnae Chapter and Associations
Alumnae officers, we’ve heard you. For too long, officers of alumnae chapters and associations requested more tools and resources to operate successfully.
The COVID-19 pandemic made it nearly impossible for alumnae groups to have in-person gatherings, and many groups have struggled to retain engagement from their members.
The work you do as alumnae group officers is vital to Alpha Sigma Tau’s success and existence. We want to help make it easier for you to recruit members, foster engagement, and provide the best AΣΤ alumnae experience possible.
This past year, Alpha Sigma Tau worked with a small group of alumnae chapter and association officers to create tools, resources, and updates to make the alumnae officer experience easier and more impactful.
Here’s a summary of our updates and newly launched resources and processes:
Updated Alumnae Chapter & Association Officer Structure
In order to create more resources for alumnae group officers, it was necessary to update the alumnae chapter and association officer structure and clarify roles and responsibilities. The officer structure for both chapters and associations has been updated.
To mirror our collegiate chapters, the alumnae group leadership structure features a president, four vice presidents, and an alumnae panhellenic delegate (where applicable) for both our chapters and associations. Each vice president is assigned a specific area: Administration, Communications, Event Planning, and Engagement.
Alumnae groups can transition to the new structure at any time and should plan to be fully transitioned by the end of June 2022.
Simplified Requirements for Alumnae Chapters & Associations
The requirements for alumnae groups have been simplified to allow a strong bounce-back for alumnae groups that struggled with engagement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Introducing the Alumnae Chapter & Association Resource Library
New and updated alumnae group resources have been created to support the 5 Key Traits framework. All resources will now be housed in the Alpha Sigma Tau Learning Lounge.
If you are accessing the Learning Lounge for the first time, click “First Time Here? Sign In!”
From there you will be prompted to sign in with your Alpha Sigma Tau credentials or create credentials if you do not have them.
Once you are signed into the Learning Lounge, scroll to “Alumnae” and you will see the resource library.
Introducing the Alumnae Group Hub
In addition to the Alumnae Resource Library in the Learning Lounge, you now have one place to visit to find news and links specific to alumnae groups. We recommend bookmarking this page so you can revisit it easily and often!
Developed 5 Key Traits of a Healthy Alumnae Chapter or Association
The 5 Key Traits framework was created in order to identify priority resources for alumnae chapters and associations. These traits are based on what our most successful alumnae chapters and associations are prioritizing in their experiences. The new resources and the revised officer structure fit into this framework in order to allow for a more consistent alumnae group experience.
New Opportunities to Connect!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching Alumnae Officer Huddles—virtual topical roundtable discussions. In these gatherings, you’ll meet with your fellow alumnae group officers from across the country and a headquarters staff member to share what has worked, what has not, ask questions, and give advice. More information about our first roundtable discussion to follow.
Alpha Sigma Tau depends on alumnae chapters and associations to help expand the member experience beyond our collegiate days. You play an integral role in helping your alumnae group thrive. Thank you to all of our alumnae chapter and association officers!
Questions? Please contact Ashley Smith Ried at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-613-7573.