2013 Chapter Leaders

Chapter Leaders

Latest News

Recent Changes to the Chapter Scholarship Program

The Chapter Scholarship Program is undergoing major changes. Chapters are encouraged to continue to offer their own scholarship programs, but the match is being phased out over a period of three years. For a brief summary of these changes, read these answers to frequently asked questions.

March Chapter Leader Call

Our next chapter leader call will be Wednesday, April 24, at 3 p.m. central time. Please join us to hear the best practices from your fellow chapter leaders on planning Student Send-Off events. If you have any questions prior, please email them to Angela Lillethun.

Watch Past Calls

Founders’ Day 2019

Please submit all event details once confirmed. Submissions are due no later than 8 weeks prior to event date. If you have questions, please contact your chapter representative.

Submit Event Details
Submit Event Details – International Chapters

As you plan your event, take a look at our Preparing for Founders’ Day guide. The Resources tab includes a variety of useful resources for your event.

Founders’ Day Guide and Resources

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
  • July 1: Deadline for chapters to deposit funds into their scholarship accounts to cover the awards

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

March 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

February 2019 – Chapter Scholarship Details

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

October 10–12, 2019
Homecoming Weekend


Registration will open, summer of 2019.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, Oct. 10 | Welcome and Scholarship Reception
  • Friday, Oct. 11 | Conference Day
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 | Tailgate and Homecoming Game


We have secured a limited number of rooms at the following Madison downtown hotels, available on a first come first served basis.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

The Doubletree Hotel
Starting at $179/Night

The Fluno Center

Feel free to contact your chapter representative with any questions.

Contact WAA

General Chapter Questions

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

Domestic Chapter Questions

International Chapter Questions

Events and Registration