Requirements for Chapters

Below is a list of the requirements for a chapter to be recognized as an official Wisconsin Alumni Association chapter.

  • Submit your leadership roster. (WAA provides an online form through which chapters update the names, positions, and demographic profiles of their board members.)
  • Direct all alumni communications through WAA email systems. This is very important. Chapters may not contact local alumni through their own email channels, although they may — and should — have their own social media accounts.
  • Establish a board of directors.
  • Ensure that chapter officers are UW-Madison alumni and WAA members.
  • Use WAA-branded logos and materials for all communications and promotional materials at events.
  • Host a Founders’ Day event annually.
  • Carry out ongoing fundraising efforts to fund a scholarship program, which will be matched by the UW Foundation.
  • Do not charge chapter dues.