2013 Chapter Leaders

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Latest News

Football Game-Watch Emails

The 2019 Badger football season is rapidly approaching! If you’re planning to hold a Badger football game watch, please submit this form. Good luck planning game watch events for the fall — they’re worth the effort!

Game-Watch Form

Annual Report

Annual reports are due September 15. This is your opportunity to tell us about all the great things your chapter is doing. Remember that annual reports are now required for chapters seeking Varsity or Bascom status.

Domestic Submission    International Submission

Board Roster    Data Agreement Form

Treasurer Report

New Scholarship Timeline

  • Nov 1 – Feb 1: Student applications available on Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)
  • February 8 – March 8: Chapters review student scholarship applications
  • March 8: Deadline for chapters to submit scholarship recipients online
  • March 15: Deadline for chapters to notify student scholarship winners
  • May 1: Deadline for students to accept scholarship awards on WiSH
  • January 1: Deadline for chapters to deposit funds into their scholarship accounts
  • March: Funds will be removed from chapter accounts and credited to students’ tuition bill (covering fall and spring semester)

NOTE: All funds should be deposited into your chapter’s scholarship fund by January.

If you have questions, please contact your chapter representative.

Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Leader Handbook

Local alumni chapters have been an integral part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association® since the first chapter was founded in 1900 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Chapters remain vitally important in supporting an international network through which alumni can stay engaged and connected and can give back to the university.

The mission of Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) chapters is to:

  • Welcome: be accessible, hospitable, and responsive
  • Connect: serve as a social and professional hub
  • Support: encourage alumni to support the UW

View the full Chapter Leader Handbook

Chapter Resources


Monthly Chapter Leader Call

August 2019 – NCAA Policy

June 2019 – Hosted by Fond du Lac

May 2019 – Social Media Best Practices

April 2019 – Student Send Off

March 2019 – Day of the Badger and Scholarship Fundraising

February 2019 – Hosted by Fox Valley

January 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

December 2018 – Hosted by the Milwaukee Chapter

October 2018 – Founders’ Day 2019

September 2018 – Day of the Badger and Fundraising Best Practices

August 2018 – Updates from Campus

July 2018 – Hosted by the San Diego Chapter

June 2018 – Welcome to the City and Badger Bridge Chapter Leader Group

May 2018 – Hosted by the Chicago Chapter

April 2018 – Student Send-Off Celebration

March 2018 – Call hosted by Purnita Howlader, WAA: Washington, DC Chapter president

February 2018 – Chapter Leader Handbook Updates

January 2018 – Founders’ Day 2018

December 2017 – Looking ahead to Founders’ Day 2018

October 2017 – Student Financial Aid and Founders’ Day

September 2017 – Campus Update

August 2017 – Registration and Fall Updates

July 2017 – Welcome to the City and Fall Events

June 2017 – WFAA 2.0

April 2017 – Student Send-off Preperation

March 2017 – Updates on current enrollment trends.

January 2017 – Founders’ Day Best Practices and Awards

December 2016 – Chapter Website Updates

October 2016 – Founders’ Day 2017 Prep

September 2016 – Admissions Update

August 2016 – RE-Wisconsin, Annual Reports, Badger Bridge Chapter Competition

July 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Welcome to the City

June 2016 – President’s Council Challenge, Chapter Leader Handbook, The Red Shirt Showdown, Scholarship Update

May 2016 – Student Send-Offs and scholarships

February 2016 – Update from campus Admissions

January 2016 – Founders’ Day messaging

December 2015 – All Ways Forward

October 2015 – Athletics policies and deadlines

September 2015 – Chapter framework and mission: Welcome, Connect, Support

August 2015 – Welcome to the City

Badger Leaders Conference

Badger Leaders Conference 2019

October 9–12, 2019
UW—Madison Campus
Homecoming Weekend

Get fired up at this energizing conference — just for Wisconsin Alumni Association® chapter leaders like you! Learn best practices for advancing your chapter’s goals, build leadership skills, network with other chapter leaders, meet chapter scholarship recipients, celebrate your shared Badger spirit, and more. Get ready to be empowered during this fun-filled weekend!

Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9 | Pre-Conference Training for International Chapter Leaders
  • Thursday, Oct. 10 | Welcome and Scholarship Reception
  • Friday, Oct. 11 | Conference Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 | Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Tailgate



Register by October 2.
Additional program schedule details to come.

Football game tickets will be available for an additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interested in a travel grant? Apply today!

Questions? Email Nathalie McFadden ’14 at nathalie.mcfadden@supportuw.org or blc@uwalumni.com. You may also call 608-308-5338.


General Chapter Questions

Please direct chapter-related questions to chapters@uwalumni.com.

Domestic Chapter Questions

International Chapter Questions

Events and Registration