The Chapter of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon active alumni chapters within the Alumni Association. This award is presented to alumni chapters for their outstanding service to the University, the Alumni Association, and their local communities during the prior calendar year. Chapters are judged on a variety of alumni related activities, such as student/alumni recruitment, fund-raising, scholarship, community involvement, membership promotion and retention, and volunteer leadership. Chapters are divided into three divisions (small, medium, and large) to equalize competition.
To be considered for the Chapter of the Year Award, an active chapter must meet the following criteria:
Nomination forms and any supporting materials should be received by the Alumni Association Awards Committee no later than the third week in March of the year in which the person is being nominated. Deadline for nomination is March 10, 2017.
The Alumni Association Awards Committee will review the nominations and determine the recipient. The decision of the awards committee is final. The award recipient will be officially announced during the Alumni Association’s annual meeting held during the University’s Alumni Weekend & Commencement celebration.