Chapters are considered affiliate organizations of the Boise State Alumni Association. Boundaries of new geographic chapters (generally within a 60-mile radius) will be agreed upon by chapter organizers and alumni staff. No new chapters may be established in areas with existing chapters. Exceptions may be considered, provided there is demonstrated alumni interest in another formal organization. Generally, chartering a chapter will not be considered if the population for the served region is less than 500 alumni or social or professional group counts less than 300 alumni.
The typical chartering process will take between 6 months to a year to complete and includes the following steps. All required forms are submitted to the director of regional and affinity alumni programs.
- Submit a request to start a chapter form below.
- Plan a chapter launch event in collaboration with the director.
- Hold a minimum of two planning meetings to outline a year of chapter programming and events.
- Submit the yearlong outline of programs/events that support the mission of the Boise State Alumni Association.
- Draft chapter bylaws.
- Chapter leaders sign a data access confidentiality form and submit it.
- Recruit members to your developing chapter. Individuals sign up for the chapter via the Alumni Club and Chapter Active Member Form.
- When you have a minimum of 25 chapter members who have opted in via the Alumni Club and Chapter Active Member Form, you are ready to begin planning your 5-10 presentation to the Alumni Association Executive Committee to request your formal chapter charter. The director will submit the documentation to the committee
Based on the supporting documentation, the Executive Committee will determine whether the applicant chapter’s activities have met the requirements for official charter recognition and make a recommendation to the board of directors. Chapters are reviewed annually by staff to ensure that chartering requirements are being met.
If the board of directors approves the proposed chapter’s application, an official charter will be granted. A charter entitles a chapter to receive benefits and services from the association. Service benefits (i.e., graphic design, event registration) will begin at the time the charter is approved. Financial support for chapters and events is dependent on the association’s availability of resources.
Each official chapter will designate one person (typically the chapter president) to serve as a non-voting representative to the alumni association board of directors.
Request to Start a New Chapter
Visit the Bronco Contact, Chapter and Club Handbook.